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Again, welcome! Ultimateria (talk) 22:11, 24 December 2012 (UTC)


Sorry to revert you, but one doesn't just remove an entire language section like that. You said you didn't think it was verified by the source, but it took me about a minute to find the reference here. Of course, comparative dictionaries being what they are, there's always the possibility that this is a rare, obsolete or dialect form, or that it's a specialized or peripheral term for the meaning in question. It's also possible that the orthography has been modified for the purposes of the dictionary, and it's thus misspelled. Feel free to discuss this at the Tea room, or request that it be verified at Requests for verification (though the requirements for passing verification are pretty minimal on less-documented languages such as this- it might pass on the strength of the one reference). Chuck Entz (talk) 21:30, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Part of speech[edit]

Please be more careful! You are marking nouns as being verbs! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 19:03, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Oops. Sorry for my lazy copy and paste template job. FallingGravity (talk) 19:07, 8 June 2015 (UTC)


Hi! What's your source for man meaning "animal"? I can find a couple of dictionaries which have maan. - -sche (discuss) 04:19, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

It's from the Chuukese Bible (ISBN 9781920714000) which was published in 2010. Example verse Acts 10:12 "Non ei mettoch sokkopaten man meinisin ra nom non, ekkewe man tötö me mansu̇su̇n petewen." (And translation "In this thing all different animals they stayed in, the walking? and crawling? animals." I'm not 100% sure on the translation of the last couple words.) The Chuukese language has a ton of spelling variants and dialectical island variants that I try to get the spelling from more modern examples, although pretty much all accepted spellings are fair game and pronounced pretty much the same. FallingGravity (talk) 00:56, 1 July 2015 (UTC)