User talk:Sean Clark

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Again, welcome! Razorflame 21:50, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

"In Dutch, 'turks' isn't a word."[edit]

While you may be right (the capitalized form is certainly the standard one), I get very nervous when I see such comments associated with removal of content. We're a descriptive dictionary, so we include slang, dialects, uneducated usage, etc. If there's any significant usage by fluent speakers of the language, we include it- we just label it as "non-standard" or "proscribed" so people know not to use it in class, job applications, or other places where it's important to be correct.

Like I said, I don't know the language well enough to judge the merits of this case (it was automatically changed to lower case by a script when we switched from upper-case only some years ago), but I thought I would mention our general practice, just in case you were unaware of it. Thanks! Chuck Entz (talk) 22:42, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Names of languages and ethnicities are normally capitalised in Dutch. Presumably there are plenty of citations with the lowercase spelling, but there are no doubt plenty for english or french as well. —CodeCat 22:54, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

German declension and Schmalz[edit]

Hi Sean Clark. Thanks for answering all those German {{rfinfl}} etc. requests (that I'd added) recently. Re Schmalz, do you know anything about the surname of the same spelling? It can also be spelt Schmaltz, and its Latin and Polish equivalents are Smalcius and Smalc, respectively. It's the original surname of this guy. Any insight you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. — I.S.M.E.T.A. 20:10, 22 April 2014 (UTC)