User talk:Philaweb

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Again, welcome! Mglovesfun (talk) 18:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)


I don't think that this template is needed, since noun forms are using {{form of}}, and most noun form entries are created with Accelerated using this template. If at some point there is consensus for changing, it is much easier when all entries follows the same pattern. All noun forms are in Category:Danish noun forms and not in Category:Danish plurals.--Leo Laursen – (talk · contribs) 21:20, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Okay with me - I'm new here ;o) Philaweb 21:23, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
Maybe {{da-form of}} or {{da-noun-form of}} like es-form of et al. I'm gonna delete the current template, but don't hesitate to experiment with a "catch all" template like that. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:25, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
I am not sure what is best. This is my sixth day of editing this project, so I really am not that enlighted. Philaweb 21:38, 9 May 2010 (UTC)


A "tier" is not limited to ten Danish kroner, but could just as easy be $10 or 10€. The sense is already covered by ten, with the gloss "a monetary denomination worth ten units".--Leo Laursen – (talk · contribs) 00:19, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

You are right, somehow it slipped my eye. Philaweb 06:26, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
Well, in that case it needs improving. Maybe it's better with only one sense/gloss per line, though I rather hate to repeat the word ten.--Leo Laursen – (talk · contribs) 07:29, 10 May 2010 (UTC)


In danskvand you made some changes, with the note "danskvand is not mineral water - please check out the differences". You point may be valid from an encyclopedic point of view (i.e. wikipedia), but not in a dictionary. "danskvand" is usually translated to mineral water (e.g. Gyldendals Røde Ordbøger), and further more mineralvand is usually listed as a synonym to "danskvand" (see DDO: danskvand).--Leo Laursen – (talk · contribs) 06:21, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

You are right, had a look at Gyldendals. I will leave a note anyway since the translation is deceptive. Philaweb 06:47, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
We should probably also list carbonated water as a translation. I agree that the note may be relevant, but I'm not to happy about placing it under the etymology header, and it doesn't really fit under the usage notes header. Perhaps under one of the senses? Also I'd suggest using a colon (":") after countable, with a comma it looks too much like a list.--Leo Laursen – (talk · contribs) 08:13, 11 May 2010 (UTC)


In postage you give different translations to Danish, for the two senses, namely porto and frankering, why is that?. As I understand DDO: frankering and DDO: porto, they are synonymous in both senses, and frankering has an additional sense "the act of charging postage". Gyldendal has:

In that I don't see any indication of the two senses having different translations.--Leo Laursen – (talk · contribs) 19:38, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

I was relating to the descriptions of the word in English. First, charge is porto, since it was called "portotakster" and not "frankeringstakster" in Danish. Secondly, the word "affixed" (appendage) to an item means it was bought beforehand and franked before mailing. There are various methods of postage, which are not yet included to the entry, like postal service (postsag) and postage paid (port payé), terms that are porto but cannot be frankering, since they are not affixed but imprinted. Philaweb 20:11, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
What I really was asking was, does this distinction reflect in actual usage, and I think my sources indicates that it doesn't. The translations are alright as they are now, so let us wait for the two Danish entries. When we have etymology and usage notes for both, we can take it up.--Leo Laursen – (talk · contribs) 22:49, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
Your sources does not affirm the actual usage, especially DDO: frankering. I will dig for some literature on this subject and be back for the Danish entries with usage notes, hopefully. Philaweb 10:00, 13 May 2010 (UTC)


Please don't add interwikis. The only reason for this is that a bot adds them called User:Interwicket and does all the formatting for us. You put them in the wrong place. Your work adding Spanish translations is much more valuable to us. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:58, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Clicked on the wrong link in the page history. Please ignore this comment. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:00, 20 May 2010 (UTC)