User talk:Sije

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RuakhTALK 00:19, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

It's customary to leave the edit summary blank when creating an entry, as the automatically generated edit summary allows other editors to check more easily for errors. Edit summaries for existing are encouraged (in English). Mglovesfun (talk) 22:01, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

OK. --Sije 23:00, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Marking stress in Yiddish transliterations[edit]

Hi! I reverted your edit at WT:AYI because we currently follow YIVO standards, which do not allow stress marking. Moreover, even if we were to allow it, I think it should only be where the word is not a paroxytone. The best thing to do would probably be to create a new discussion at WIktionary talk:About Yiddish so other users can weigh in. Thanks! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 23:44, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --Sije (talk) 21:07, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Yiddish entries etc[edit]

So I'm working on studying Yiddish, with the hope of being at least moderately fluent in a few month's time. Noticing that you're a native speaker, I'm curious how much interest/time you have in the Yiddish content of Wiktionary — do you want to create entries or add translations, or would you be willing to answer questions and help with difficulties? Anything's okay; I'm just trying to get an idea of your preferred level of commitment. Thanks! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 04:26, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

I can try to answer questions and help with difficulties, but I can not guarantee any quick responses. (I can try to answer one question at a time (in order to keep it non-overwhelming) within a day or two, but again, no guarantees). Also please be aware that I might not have answers for all your questions. (One can be a native speaker of English, but still not have more than an elementary knowledge of the language). --Sije (talk) 03:14, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. I was hoping that given the fact you edit Wiktionary, you might have more knowledge than the average native speaker. Firstly, I'm having trouble with the genders of proper nouns — do they all have one, and how can I find it out if it's not listed in a dictionary? —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 03:18, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm not that familiar with genders. Native speakers seem to confuse them a lot, and there are absolutely no hard laws to follow. --Sije (talk) 03:39, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Ah well. I know that phenomenon well; the nonrhotic accents and subsequent merger of -e and -er that some of my family members have doesn't help matters. Unfortunately, as we are a dictionary, such lexicographical matters are of some importance. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 03:43, 6 January 2016 (UTC)