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Again, welcome! Ultimateria 02:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Sobre'l xéneru neutru n'asturianu/about asturian neuter forms[edit]

Hola! Hello! Thank for doing/making articles of asturian language. Nowadays I'm the only one who edits in asturian version. I have seen you've done the articles of the ordinals numbers today; but there is a little mistake: in asturian, the neuter form is only for the singular, because the neuter form of adjectives is only used with singular nouns. So, primeros, segundos, terceros... are only masculine plural, and not neuter too. The neuter is used to diferenciate the uncountable nouns, and they are used always in singular. If you can, please correct it. This is a mistake very common, but a mistake. I notified it some time ago here. Thanks.--Etienfr 00:03, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

  • OK thanks for telling me. I think it might be necessary to change Template:ast-adj and get rid of the "neuter plural" part. --Cova 08:51, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
    I have made un cambiu to the template. Please tell me if it is an error. --Cova 08:52, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Parameter of uncountability for {{ast-noun}}?[edit]

You can use a minus sign (-) to make something uncountable, if you want. I'm not sure how that works, though... --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 22:00, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

I don't know. I tried it with lletricidá, but it doesn't seem to work. I think {{ast-noun}} is still a pretty simple template. --Cova (talk) 22:02, 27 February 2012 (UTC)


Hello. I saw you did the articles for some words ending in -ín; but the plural forms for these words is adding -os (and without graphical accent in the «i»: grupín → grupinos (and not *grupines -this is in spanish). In other words, like diminutives, it is very important because this ending help to differentiate masculin and feminin: "sobrinos" (for "sobrín") → nephews; "sobrines" (for "sobrina") → nieces. Please, read too the talk page of *llíder (this spelling is incorrect).--Etienfr (talk) 22:25, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the help. I am very willing to discover these things. Please see my reply on llíder --Cova (talk) 19:06, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Ensin problemes... You may check the correct spelling in the Academia de la Llingua normative Dictionary [1]; I don't know if you have already used it; there, you can downloan (free) the standard orthography and the normative grammar, to look for morphology and so on... Look too in the TermAst projects for technical words [2]. And this other too [3]. But don't worry, unfortunately, many people, who write in asturian, don't care to write according the standard and to use correct and rightful asturian words. An exemple, the's use of language (and me too sometimes!!)...--Etienfr (talk) 20:01, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
    Thanks. I use Academia de la Llingua a lot when making and checking Asturian entries. Today I picked up a book of children's fairy tales, written in Asturian, which should help. --Cova (talk) 20:41, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

pumping iron[edit]

It is usually not appropriate to delete senses of words when an RfD resulted in a decision of "Keep". --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:51, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Indeed, I didn't see that RFD discussion. I apologize. I just noticed the dodgy Spanish translations, firstly which were the wrong way round and secondly I don't think levantar pesas should be in the translation table at all. I'll remove the latterm and in the future strive to at least glance at the discussion page before deleting any sections. --Cova (talk) 08:13, 24 March 2012 (UTC)