Talk:only

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The Latin word "unicus" is not a very accurate translation of the English word "only", though I suppose that it is the closest possible translation. Llewyll 21:45, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

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only[edit]

Rfd-redundant: Adjective: Singular; part of a relatively small number. "Singular" is redundant to "Alone in a category" and "the best". "Part of a relatively small number" is redundant to "Few". I am not even sure that "few" is a good sense of "only". DCDuring TALK 00:39, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Doesn't even make sense to me, how can something be singular AND part of a very small number, unless the number is one. Make something comprehensible out of it, or delete. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:48, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

deleted -- Prince Kassad 20:19, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

Is it just me, or is this word sometimes pronounced [ˈoɫn.li]? I can't imagine myself using the [oʊ] diphthong, i.e. pronouncing the first syllable like "own".Jchthys (talk) 22:02, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

I agree it is sometimes pronounced [ˈoɫnli] and sometimes even [ˈoɫni]. --WikiTiki89 22:04, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Indian English[edit]

Used differently in Indian English, e.g. "where are you going?" "I'm here only" (I'm not going anywhere). For more, see [1]. Equinox 16:00, 8 March 2015 (UTC)