User talk:Keffy

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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 T C 19:38, 9 February 2006 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for your continuing contributions.

When adding IPA pronunciations, please could you indicate where these are used. Most pronunciations are not universal. See, for example, my changes to supplant. Thanks. — Paul G 11:20, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Frequency counts[edit]

Awesome stuff. What are you using for your "bottom" cut-off? 100? 1,000? Excellent stuff. --Connel MacKenzie T C 17:10, 16 February 2006 (UTC)


I have received your message. Other users have identified "-based", "-backed", "-on-demand" as suffixes in the main header. You mean that these articles preceeded by hyphens but usable by themselves alone should be English combining forms but not suffixes, right? Thanks for your advice and I will correct them accordingly. If you see other errors, please correct them as well.--Jusjih 07:51, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

I have received your message again. You just said: "Some Wiktionarian has already put in a lot of work carefully distinguishing between narrow-definition suffixes and broad-definition suffixes ("combining forms"). It would be a shame to throw out all that person's work." There are others who have not distinguished them. We should better have a uniform way or edit wars can happen. Wiktionary:Entry layout explained helps unify the formats. See also Wiktionary:Be bold in updating pages.

I have posted a message at Wiktionary:Beer parlour. Hopefully we will get others' opinions to promote uniformity of the formats.--Jusjih 01:09, 21 February 2006 (UTC)


Hi. The problem at rose was that the columns needed a double "|}" at the end, whilst the bottom template now contains only one. The one solution is to use the templates {{top3}} and {{mid3}} instead of the manual syntax. These are prefered in the derived or related terms sections, as the coloured columns are actually to be used only in the translations section. See my changes there. — Vildricianus 20:50, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

New definitions and translations[edit]

Hey, Keffy. When you add a new definition to a word (as you did on steal), please make sure you update the assignment (i.e. numbering) of translations, synonyms, antonyms, etc.

Audio uploads[edit]

Keffy, I see you've begun on your campaign to upload vast numbers of pronunciations. If you have an automated way to upload audio, perhaps we could team up for human-recorded audio. I've got my audio upload process to a point where it's pretty quick, under a minute to record, upload, and link, but that's still a lot when attempting thousands of words.

The next time we're both around on IRC, perhaps we could experiment with automated uploading. I'd be glad to record audio in bulk, if we could upload it in bulk, too. Aside from the heteronyms, I see no reason that the upload process couldn't be automated, but I'm no programmer. Let me know. --Dvortygirl 07:15, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanx for the info[edit]

And for the record, there IS a WikipediAn user called "Keffy". 02:52, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, the wiktionary Keffy is not the same as the wikipedia Keffy (me).  :) -Rk

Long time no see[edit]

Welcome back. We've missed you. :)Dvortygirl 23:44, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Renaming AHD?[edit]

As one of the people who voiced an opinion in the discussion, I thought you'd like to know that a VOTE has been initiated regarding the name of our "AHD" pronunciation system. --EncycloPetey 06:03, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Phonemics & Phonetics[edit]

Good to know. Keep in mind that the rest of us generally don't keep up with the specialized literature and may use terms in a less precise, less technical sense. Once the name of "AHD" is settled, the next major step is reaching a concensus on how we use "AHD" & IPA/SAMPA, while creating a pronunciation guide page for each system with explanation, each of which includes a general statement concerning use of the system. Just a teeny bit of work required for that. Your help would be appreciated. --EncycloPetey 17:27, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: Ergative verbs[edit]

Feel free to do whatever you like with the ergative tags, I'm sure if one knows the code well enough one can even edit the template to make them invis but still have them add the category. :) The only reason I made the tag was I realized it could be confusing to list something like "play" as ergative, where one sense is ergative and others are definitely not. You may be right though, that anyone advanced enough at English is probably advanced enough to figure that out on their own. Maybe instead we could put a note on the category page saying something like "some of these verbs are only ergative in certain senses and not in others". Thanks for your vigilance :-)

The die is cast[edit]

Thanks for fixing up the phrase entry I misplaced. (I can usually tell a noun from a verb - I must have been sleepier than I knew!) Ben 10:52, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

The issue at hand[edit]

You have my unwavering support. But please be very careful with what you say. An outburst could prove very difficult to defend. DAVilla 17:43, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Mine as well. —RuakhTALK 19:59, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Frequency lists as document?[edit]

Dear Keffy, I am a Swedish artist working with an art project, where I would need a good word frequency list (for a database). The one you uploaded on Wiktionary is the best one that I have found. Is there any chance that you could send me the list in a document – Excel or other format? Or can it be downloaded somewhere? My email address: erikkrikortz [at] I am very grateful for your help! Best regards, Erik

Your account will be renamed[edit]

23:55, 17 March 2015 (UTC)