User talk:TheRaccoon

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Again, welcome! Just some useful links to things. --EncycloPetey 23:38, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

If you're going to add lots of nouns with mutliple words in the name, it might be useful to learn to use {{en-noun}}. Look at this edit to see the syntax for a mutli-part noun. The "en-noun" generates a link to Category:English nouns; the "sg=" specifies the singular form so that the components can be linked. The plural will automatically be formed by adding "-s" to the end. If that's not how the plural is formed, you can specify "pl=". All this is on the template's talk page (linked above). --EncycloPetey 00:01, 24 November 2007 (UTC)


your entries[edit]

Please remember what is a noun and what is a proper noun - Limeyland would be a proper noun, since it is capitalized. Also, since it is not countable, there is no plural. Thanks. Nadando 00:13, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

sorry about that i'am still learning. --TheRaccoon 16:03, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

templates[edit]

Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, etc all have their own templates. {{en-noun}} is just for English. If you want more reading material, see the standards at WT:AJA and WT:AZH. The common templates are {{ja-noun}} {{ja-adj}} {{ja-verb}} {{ja-pos}} for Japanese and {{cmn-noun}} {{cmn-adj}} {{cmn-verb}} for Mandarin Chinese. Cynewulf 16:32, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hi, TheRaccoon. Sure, I have to know at least some English in order to be a contributor here. You can see what languages I know by going to my user page. You will find many free English-Finnish dictionaries by googling "+English +Finnish +dictionary". But be warned, you can't copypaste other dictionaries here directly (that would be a copyright violation). You also need to know some Finnish in order to do that (translating words into other languages is much more tricky than one would think). The quality of most free dictionaries (not Wiktionary! ;) ) is honestly quite horrible.--Jyril 18:26, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

thanks --TheRaccoon 18:28, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Proper nouns in species names[edit]

Hi, although we don't generally capitalize species names (like "Red Deer" in Wikipedia; cf. red deer here) we use upper case when necessary: Asian cobra, Australian saltwater crocodile etc. Please add the species' taxonomical name also because same species may have several common names, or they may refer to different species.--Jyril 19:02, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, looks like I was not clear enough: capitalize only proper noun such as Australian, Indian etc., not common nouns like poison, red etc.--Jyril 19:06, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

ugh man i'am pooped could someone get around to it thanks. --TheRaccoon 19:08, 1 December 2007 (UTC)