User talk:J.P. Fletcher
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I'm glad to personally welcome you to Wiktionary. We sorely need more Māori translations and entries, so it's great to have you on board. I know that all the links above might seem intimidating, but they may come in handy. I especially recommend that you add a BabelBox to your userpage.
If you're interested in adding Māori entries, I would love to help you with that. In the mean time, some important entries that need Māori translations can be found at Category:Translation requests (Maori). Again, thank you so much! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 03:49, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
- Please be careful when adding translations. Don't put anything in parentheses; instead you can click 'More' on the translation adder and type older or younger in the line for qualifiers. If you need any help, feel free to ask. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 04:12, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
- Yes, do not add parentheses or commas. The word that you enter into the word box has to be a valid name of an entry on Wiktionary. kakau (of tool), puritanga (hand hold), is not a valid entry name, so please do not do this and fix the edits you already made. Thank you. —CodeCat 17:11, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
- You just did it again... with courage and hunt. Please stop and fix your edits. —CodeCat 23:32, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
Adding multiple translations
Is iwhea nonawhea āwhea a single term that means "when", or is it really three words that all mean "when" by themselves? The way you added the translations right now, I would be led to believe that to say "when" in Māori I need to say "iwhea nonawhea āwhea". Is that correct? —CodeCat 13:17, 1 November 2012 (UTC)