User talk:EdwardH

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Again, welcome! --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 21:07, 23 January 2014 (UTC)


Please note that entries have to declare one or more parts of speech. If a header is incorrect or insufficient, change it or add new headers, but don't leave the entry without any part of speech. Cheers, - -sche (discuss) 01:46, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Welsh capitalization[edit]

You have moved the Welsh days of the week to the incorrect capitalization. Monday, for example, is written dydd Llun dyddiau Llun. The word dydd just means "day" and is not capitalized. If you need evidence, see —Stephen (Talk) 13:20, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Sorry Stephen, I've always been taught to capitalise dydd. I'll undo my edits immediately. Thanks for pointing it out. EdwardH (talk) 15:23, 1 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I can't figure out what the second parameter of {{cy-conj-colloquial}} (things like pret-1s and fut-3s-b) is supposed to do. I've added samples of its usage to the documentation page, and I don't see any difference in the table. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 11:06, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

If you provide a value for pret-1-s, say, then the -b parameter lets you provide an optional, alternative value. for example, {{cy-conj-colloquial|bwyt|pret-1s=blah|pret-1s-b=blahblah}} yields:
Oh okay. The way the documentation is written, it looks like the second positional parameter is supposed to be "pret-1s" or "fut-3s-b" or whatever, but in fact, there can be a named parameter whose name is "pret-1s" or "fut-3s-b" or whatever. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 12:32, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, it's not very intuitive. I don't think those parameters have even been used, so you could change it to something more useful if you'd like. EdwardH (talk) 13:40, 21 December 2014 (UTC)