User talk:Lo Ximiendo

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Notice[edit]

@Lo Ximiendo, see answer at NOTICE. —Stephen (Talk) 17:45, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Low German[edit]

You changed Low German to German Low German. Despite the split being introduced some years ago, it can't be said that "German Low German" over "Low German" has a real consensus amongst the few editors. It's a bit of a sore spot and there's been multiple proposals to merge all back to simple Low German with no one really objecting but with nobody having a good plan on how to productively do it either. Currently, in terms of entries, 'Low German' is of roughly equal size as 'German Low German'. In the light of all of this, I'd personally prefer if you don't change language codes around, though from what I see on the grand scale, our Low German editors in total are in a sort of disarray with no one willing to make a strong effort for establishing either side over the other. Make of this info what you want. Korn [kʰũːɘ̃n] (talk) 20:04, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

by dint of[edit]

As a native, do you know whether this expression has a negative valoration of the result of the action (as thanks to has a positive perspective and because of is neutral). Sobreira ►〓 (parlez) 10:07, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

To be honest, I have seen the phrase "thanks to" being used in a negative connotation (as in "Everyone here used to be hostile to truth seekers thanks to the predatory aliens and the technology and cunning thereof."), but I have never heard of the phrase "by dint of" before. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 10:11, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Please fix formatting of Special:Contributions/Fastifex and Special:Contributions/Verbo[edit]

Hi, please check these links. Some of these entries have crappy-presented etymologies, especially with compound word structuring that have not been fixed yet... — AWESOME meeos * (не нажима́йте сюда́ [nʲɪ‿nəʐɨˈmajtʲe sʲʊˈda]) 08:06, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

I have fixed some of Fastifex's ones starting from the beginning of his edits — AWESOME meeos * (не нажима́йте сюда́ [nʲɪ‿nəʐɨˈmajtʲe sʲʊˈda]) 08:06, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
Don't worry; I'm helping too! — AWESOME meeos * (не нажима́йте сюда́ [nʲɪ‿nəʐɨˈmajtʲe sʲʊˈda]) 08:53, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

German terms[edit]

Thank you for improving my German entries. My knowledge of the language is only as a tourist. I am working my way through adjectives that are on the German Wiktionary but not on ours - some way to go. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:48, 22 April 2017 (UTC) p.s. Your babel table could do with expanding.

I'm just merely importing the IPA and some terms, that are either derived or otherwise related; and I only have two books for learning German (both of them have audio CDs as well) and a dictionary that one of my two autistic brothers ruined with a pen. So... a level 1 status will have to do? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 07:16, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
@SemperBlotto P.S. Alongside the aforementioned paraphernalia, I also have this one music CD by the Euro Express Band and the URL name of an Internet radio station, Alpen-Melodie. Therefore, could this warrant a level one for my Babel Box? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 17:11, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
Go for it. I have a bottle of German wine somewhere. SemperBlotto (talk) 18:36, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

removal of link templates[edit]

Hi, I noted you converted {{l|en|...}} to plain wikilinks in these two edits. (diff diff) It's no skin of my nose, but are there any particular reasons to prefer square brackets in those contexts? Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:27, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Lesser bytes to worry about? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 11:31, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
That's certainly an original reason. But it's sometimes useful to the reader to be immediately directed to the English section, when there is a large table of contents. Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 12:47, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

ض[edit]

(diff) Words with ص, ض, ع, ط, ظ, ح are almost exclusively directly from Arabic. In particular, the letter/phoneme ض (, dhad) is unique to Arabic, whence the nickname "the language of the dhad" (that is, it is not found in other Semitic languages). --Z 17:57, 28 May 2017 (UTC)