User talk:Wōdenhelm

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Hi there. I read a great book earlier this year by Mary Murfree, set in the Great Smokey Mountains, and full of dialect words and terms. Quite a lot of them ended up in Wiktionary [1]. Not all of them are dialectal and some are in dialects other than Appalachian, but I thought it might be of interest if you're looking for that sort of thing. Ƿidsiþ 20:04, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Excellent, thanks. As it stands now, I've been gathering users on Facebook on my Appalachian English user page, and just engaging them, seeing who says what, and in which areas. This would make a nice addition. Wōdenhelm 21:07, 28 September 2010 (UTC)


Hi, just wanted to let you know - I reverted your edit because the entry as it stands now only has a Scottish Gaelic section, and I believe a word shouldn't be categorized under some language without giving our readers its meaning in that language (or at least some other information explaining how the word and the language are connected). If you add the appropriate section there'll of course be no reason not to categorize it as you did. Cheers, --Thrissel 15:01, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

I corrected the lack of information by adding its Appalachian English definition, found here, and a citation page for it, found here. I'm new to editing Wiktionary, but am experienced with Wikipedia, so feel free to make corrections of any mistakes. Wōdenhelm 22:11, 29 September 2010 (UTC)


Please make sure you followed the basic format of an entry. You need at least a part of speech heading and an in-line header (please see my edit). Please read WT:ELE if you are not sure how to edit an entry. JamesjiaoTC 19:19, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm still new and inexperienced to Wiktionary, but I'll attempt to study proper formatting as best I can. Wōdenhelm 19:31, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
You really need to look at those welcome links - we have quite strict formatting. SemperBlotto 19:37, 20 December 2010 (UTC)


You can now use # {{Appalachian}} at the start of your definition to mark a sense as Appalachian-English-specific. It will automatically categorize the entry in the "Appalachian English" category also.​—msh210 (talk) 18:27, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Excellent, thank you. 18:44, 21 December 2010 (UTC)


The term is of much broader use than Southern US, let alone Appalachian. DCDuring TALK 15:39, 29 April 2012 (UTC)