User talk:Doughaque

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Again, welcome! --EncycloPetey 02:00, 12 October 2010 (UTC)


Please add pronunciation files after the IPA transcription, but before any rhymes, homonyms, or other information. Thanks for adding these! --EncycloPetey 02:18, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for correcting me, I did read the “Pronunciation” section of the ELE but I was not sure where exactly I should add pronunciation files. --Doughaque 02:40, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
Let me second EncycloPetey: thanks for adding pronunciations to our entries! Good job. --Daniel. 23:10, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome. I find Wiktionary very useful so I thought I can start from what I can do. --Doughaque 14:59, 14 October 2010 (UTC)


Pronunciations should be spearately listed by geography. Your edit to bissextile uses RP, GenAm, and US, while grouping the former two together. This is sonfusing for the reader. We prefer "UK" with all UK pronunciations listed (unless specific regions are separated out) and "US" (rather than GenAm) with all US pronunciations listed, even if this duplicates a UK pronunciation. --EncycloPetey 14:47, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your remark. I get your first point. Do you also mean I should not use “RP” or “GenAm” at all? I saw “RP” on the ELE as well as both “RP”&“GenAm” on some entries, so I thought I should distinguish “RP/UK”, “GenAm/US”. --Doughaque 14:56, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
ELE is a little bit out of date in this respect. Actually, we have never really reached a total consensus on the issue, but most editors working with pronunciations are agreed about most things and there has been a big shift away from "RP" and "GenAm" towards "UK" and "US". Some background conversations are at Wiktionary talk:Pronunciation (see especially the "UK Pronunciations" section). Ƿidsiþ
Makes sense, and simply writing “UK”&“US” is much easier. Thank you for pointing me to right direction. I appreciate all your help! --Doughaque 15:36, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
Also, Please don't include a syllable break in addition to marking primary stress. When primary stress is marked, the break in the syllabation is understood. --EncycloPetey 18:31, 15 October 2010 (UTC)