Hi there. Foreign words just get an English language translation, not a definition. Also, all translations are listed on the English language entry only. Here is our standard welcome. SemperBlotto 13:44, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
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Special cardinal number templates
- noted--Natsubee 16:00, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
- I think it is "ako", but I need to crosscheck that in case I am mixing languages. Will get back to you later.--Natsubee 19:43, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
- Thanks. I could do with some templates for entries. Its a pain typing over and over again.--Natsubee 08:33, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
Hi, I started a category for wanted Yoruba entries; do you have the reference books to begin entries for any of them? 220.127.116.11 02:11, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
- Sorry, I have no knowledge of Yoruba at all.--Natsubee 21:34, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
I added an audio file through the commons for the Ewe version of Abraham. Unfortunately, I am having problems with the link at . Kindly show me where I am going wrong. Thanks.--Natsubee 14:07, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
- Two things: (1) it is better for the display text of the link to read as "Audio", since some people do not load images, (2) The link did not work because you included "Image:" in the link. If you leave that part out, the link will work. I have made these corrections, and the link now works. --EncycloPetey 17:17, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Ewe noun classes
- Ewe nouns are generally neuter gender unless you are dealing with males and females such as animals. Even some names are neutral and can be given to both boys and girls. That was not a mistake at all. Neuter gender is not a European preserve.--Natsubee 15:47, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
- Okay. But just to be sure, you mean that Ewe nouns have gender, unlike English nouns. In English, nouns are not neutral or neuter, even when applicable to both sexes (e.g., a name such as Stacy). And nouns that apply to only one sex, such as girl, boy, Mary, or John, are not masculine or feminine gender...English nouns have no gender. But you are saying that Ewe is not like genderless English, it is more like German or Latin, in that nouns actually have grammatical gender which requires some sort of concordance or agreement with adjectives? —Stephen 15:02, 3 November 2008 (UTC)