Wiktionary:About Albanian

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Creating Albanian entries[edit]

Follow WT:ELE.

Etymologies[edit]

Follow WT:ETYM.

Slavic borrowings[edit]

Albanian contains a number of prehistoric Slavic borrowings. Due to the scarcity of written evidence as well as the significant time distance that we're dealing with, it is impossible to pinpoint the exact origin. At best, in can be said that the Slavic word exhibits some features characteristic of South Slavic languages/dialects. The preferred way of formatting etymologies of such words is as follows (adopted from the etymology of brazdë):

===Etymology===
From a {{etyl|sla|sq}} language; compare Common Slavic {{term/t|sla-pro|*borzda}}.

In other words, no exact Slavic language is mentioned as the etymon (since individual Slavic languages were not yet "invented" in the period that these borrowings occurred), and a link is provided to Late Proto-Slavic (Common Slavic) reconstruction so that the interested reader can look up cognates in other (South) Slavic languages that the word is likely to originate from.

Other Albanian Aids[edit]