User talk:Schneelocke

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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:

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Also, you have the unique honor of entering a milestone (89,000th word here) before even being welcomed. Well done! --Connel MacKenzie 19:18, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

That's cool. Thanks a bunch! ^^ -- Schneelocke 19:33:16, 2005-09-12 (UTC)


Another snowflake of thanks

How do feel like making an Icelandic phrasebook? Category:Phrasebook is the size of what we're after. It would be lovely if you did some time. Thanks for the new language in the dictionary so far. --Expurgator t(c) 14:29, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

You're welcome - I am admittedly just starting to learn Icelandic myself, but I really like the language, and I noticed there weren't many words in Icelandic in Wiktionary yet, so I started adding some. :) So far, I'm just writing the entries; after that's done, I'll go through the English entry pages and add Icelandic translations.
As for the phrasebook, that sounds like a great idea, too - I'll write up some entries for phrases and put them into the category. :) -- Schneelocke 19:01, 14 September 2005 (UTC)


Hello Schneelocke, your icelandic entries here are great! Thanks a lot for them! I thought you may also be interested in the icelandic Wiktionary.

Kær kveðja, --Spacebirdy 08:55, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

Takk fyrir! ^_^ I don't really speak Icelandic yet, but I'm taking a course now, and I'll definitely give the Icelandic Wiktionary (and Wikipedia) a look in the future. ^_^ -- Schneelocke 18:55, 18 September 2005 (UTC)


Congratulations on making a milestone with reykja. Now I'm curious to know what "vik" means - does this mean anything by itself? — Paul G 08:42, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks. :) vík means "bay", IIRC. -- Schneelocke 22:24, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

German diminutive forms[edit]

Hi Schneelocke,

You know what would be interesting information for German nouns? The diminutive form. Maybe you can add it if you happen to know it. Sometimes it needs an umlaut, sometimes it doesn't when the plural needs one. So I don't think they are exactly regular.

Cheers, Polyglot 07:09, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Sure, that sounds like an interesting idea. :) I'm actually reasonably sure that there are rules that govern diminutive forms, but I don't know them, of course (one of the downsides of being a native speaker ^_~). Anyhow, I'll add them to the articles from now on. Thanks for the suggestion! ^^ -- Schneelocke 17:50, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

language templates[edit]

Please don't use language templates like {{de}} (at least in the translations section). Ncik 02:02, 3 December 2005 (UTC)

Why not? -- Schneelocke 02:51, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
Chiefly because not all editors (probably the vast majority) don't know in which order to arrange them, since they don't mirror the alphabetical order of the spelled out language names. And for words like yes, no, cat, dog, etc. which already have dozens of translations, even people familiar with ISO 639-3 will often struggle. You can find extensive discussions about it in the Beer Parlour (archives). Ncik 13:08, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
OK. -- Schneelocke 00:42, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

About Icelandic[edit]

I'm from Iceland (Reykjavík to be more exact) and I thought about contacting you since you mentioned you're interested in it? I've mostly been adding declension-tables to a lot of Icelandic nouns, and fixing the numbers. --BiT 07:12, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

You are? Cool! I'm not very active on Wiktionary myself anymore, admittedly, but I think it's great that you've started working on the Icelandic parts - thanks for that. :)
(As for myself, I've recently taken an Icelandic course at the local university again, and I'll also attend a follow-up course the next semester, and maybe further ones after that (I know that at least four are being offered in total); maybe I'll get back to contributing more again some day, too.) -- Schneelocke 17:05, 21 July 2007 (UTC)