User talk:Jacklee/Maintenance: 2012 archive

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25 Singapore law/politics articles on GAN!

Greetings, Jacklee! You may be pleased to be informed that 25 articles about Singaporean law and politics, mostly written by you, have been nominated at GAN by uninvolved (and ironically named) user Kaypoh. If the reviews are handled well, the number of Singapore-related GAs would skyrocket. I have watchlisted all 25 articles and will try to address concerns by reviewers, but I am not a law expert, so I need your help. The considerable effort you put into writing these articles is clearly appreciated and with a little more effort, will be officially recognised with plenty of green plus signs! All the best in all your endeavours! --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 01:59, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

It's flattering that some of the articles I worked on have been nominated, but I think it was over-ambitious for Kaypoh to nominate so many articles for review. Is he or she planning to personally work on addressing the reviewers' concerns as regards all the articles? I doubt if I will have time over the next few months to work on more than one or two GAs. — Cheers, JackLee talk 11:52, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
If a nomination is placed on hold, the concerns are generally minor and would not take long to address. I will help with concerns that do not require legal expertise, but could you deal with those that do? Note that some nominations may pass without a hold. --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 16:48, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
Sure, let's see how it goes. I note that no one has started to review any of the articles yet. — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:12, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
Group Representation Constituency is currently being reviewed and will probably be placed on hold, due to several dead links and statements without citations. I fixed a grammatical error that the reviewer pointed out, but I cannot help with the referencing issues as most of the references are offline. For you, who would be familiar with the sources you used to write the article, the citation issues should be pretty easy to deal with. --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 13:13, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Not really. It might take some time to look up the references, which is why I wished Kaypoh had not nominated so many articles at one go, particularly since he or she doesn't appear to intend to help address reviewers' concerns (judging from the "Group Representation Constituency" article). I suggest that you leave a note on his or her user talk page advising against nominating such a large mass of articles at one go in the future, since most reviewers expect issues flagged up to be addressed within a week. — Cheers, JackLee talk 21:01, 12 January 2012 (UTC)



I have to disagree - I am from middle England, we have always used "a ewer". It is also the same on the Ewer page. Google (though I am not saying it is definitive) gives 45,200 "a ewer" and 17,700 "an ewer"

There are some words that begin with vowels that do not use that rule, such as "a european".

In fact, after re-reading your edit summary, you are exactly correct about the difference in pronunciation. Those words beginning in e that have a u sound are those which fit this particular exclusion to the rule - elephant is the "ehh" sound (as in edifice and ebony), ewer and university are "you" sounding Chaosdruid (talk) 14:38, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

I think the difference of opinion is due to the way we pronounce the word ewer. I looked up the OED which states that it is pronounced /ˈjuːə(r)/ (YOO-er). I have been pronouncing it differently – /ˈiː(j)uːə(r)/ (EEYOO-er) – giving it an initial /iː/ vowel sound and thus making it different from words like European and university. Since the OED concurs with your pronunciation rather than mine, go ahead and revert my change. — Cheers, JackLee talk 15:34, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for that. Hopefully we can continue to find consensus in the wonderful world of Wiki :¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 19:34, 16 February 2012 (UTC)