Help talk:Glosses

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Thanks. This is an informative help page --Volants 13:15, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

"human" readers...[edit]

I'm an old-school Wikipedia editor who's just beginning to make my way into Wiktionary, so bear with me. I'm trying to familiarize myself with the page layout and was reading the Gloss help page and the usage of the word "human" to clarify kind of confuses me. "Human readers..." "Human editors..." - as opposed to, what? Monkey readers? Robot readers? (<- Though, admittedly, this is not outside the realm of possibility.) Is "human" being used adjectivally because there is some valid need to do so on Wiktionary or is this just meant to be humorous? Ocrasaroon 07:19, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

To distinguish from robots, yes. Please feel free to clarify. Conrad.Irwin 22:00, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Explanation of "gloss"[edit]

The term gloss on this page is linked to the Wiktionary entry gloss which does not contain a definition of the word in the sense used on this help page. Maybe this could be added to help understand the meaning of the term. Also it took me quite a while to understand what part of a regular Wiktionary entry is referred to as "gloss". So maybe someone could provide a more easy-to-understand introduction to this page. thanks for your efforts, KaiKemmann (talk) 10:23, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

  • You need better glasses. "A brief explanatory note or translation of a foreign, archaic, technical, difficult, complex, or uncommon expression, inserted after the original, in the margin of a document, or between lines of a text." SemperBlotto (talk) 11:45, 1 November 2016 (UTC)