User talk:E-roxo

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Hello, and welcome to Wiktionary. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wiktionarian! By the way, you can sign your name on Talk (discussion) and vote pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~, which automatically produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the beer parlour or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! --Connel MacKenzie 18:23, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

Belated welcoming...[edit]

Now that is funny. You've been here a day longer than I have! I assure you I was not a sysop the day before I started contributing here.

The practice as of late, has been to not welcome people until they've been spotted making one or two contributions. Apparently, that is better than it was a year ago.  :-)

At any rate, I hope you choose to make a few more contributions this next year. And, welcome anyway! --Connel MacKenzie 01:48, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

A Portuguese contributor? Excellent! Although I understand your obvious choice of maintinaing your own wikt:, I think I'll just throw out the fact that we have about 540 entries in Category: Check translations that could use verification from native speakers. I myself am painfully monolingual. (When I visited the French Wiktionnaire, I created a user page for myself with intentional gramatical errors and a link back to en:, so that no one would doubt that I was not French. A few minutes later, a Wiktionnaire sysop joined our group on Wiktionary irc and asked me what the deal with the stinky cheese and goats was all about.) Do forgive me, if I'm hesitant to start poking around on your pt.wikt:.  :-) --Connel MacKenzie 02:24, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Poking around on pt.wikt:[edit]


Congratulations on breaking 7,000 entries. Looks like your wikt: is picking up speed? I notice you still use the older front-page Wiktionarysister logos. There is some talk over on commons about standardizing those to a single newer format. I'm pretty sure they could use help translating their warning message to Portuguese. --Connel MacKenzie 02:39, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Well, if you look on's pagia principal, you'll see at the bottom the eight logos in question. If you look here at Main Page on en., they are different. Neither ours nor yours have captions; they are just logos. Anyway, some commons admins hope to phase out the non-perfect copies of the logos to help improve server performance. So the "incorrect" images are now being replaced with a BIG RED "X" and on the commons' page, there is a multilingual template explaining how to complain (politely.)

The template is at commons:Template:Deleted_Duplicate.

--Connel MacKenzie 03:41, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Hola E-Roxo,

I learned Italian when I was 17-19, then Spanish when I was 20. It was extremely hard to keep them apart. I could either speak Spanish more or less properly or make myself understood in Italian. It would not have been a good idea to muddy the waters even more by learning another language that was very similar, so I decided to go to Greece and try to pick up some Greek. Of course that was even harder, but at least I didn't get confused by what I already knew. I'm glad I did it that way, but sometimes I would like to know Portuguese and be able to easily travel to Brazil. If, one day, I do travel to Brazil, I will probably go for several months and then I will, of course, try to start speaking and learn Brazilian Portuguese. It shouldn't be too hard to do so. Of course it will push away what I know of Italian even more and it might influence how I speak Spanish. The languages I would still like to learn are Russian, because I like the way it sounds and Arabic, because I meet quite a few Arabic speaking people around here and it would be interesting to be able to understand what they say. There is also the linguistic aspect of course... and curiosity; how would it be to write from right to left? What do all these symbols mean and how do they interrelate? Anyway, I don't know if I will ever get around to actually learning these languages. For the moment I don't have time for doing it and I don't think this will change in the next few years. I hope I can still go on and use this nick even when there are people around here who know more (about) languages than I do. Polyglot 22:38, 15 October 2005 (UTC)