User talk:Royote

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Hello, Royote, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Sarcasticidealist (talk) 04:18, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Now, with the welcome out of the way, could you explain your first edit? Seems an odd thing for a new user to do. Sarcasticidealist (talk) 04:20, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
That is an old username that I wanted to retire, but I didn't know what was the right way to do that, and have never bothered to find out. — ʀoyoтϵ 01:31, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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  1. Conni Ellisor - Find sources: "Conni Ellisor" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images · wikipedia library

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Hello Royote, and thank you for your recent edit on Pidgin. I agree that there needs to be some more citations there, but I think having one "citation needed" for every line of text is overkill - it makes the article a lot less readable. I've compacted the citation needed templates into one - see what you think. All the best. Mr. Stradivarius (drop me a line) 23:36, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Haha yeah, that's what I should have done, but I guess I wanted to be perfectly clear. Whoops! — ʀoyoтϵ 01:27, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

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IPA Transcriptions[edit]

Hi Royote.

Thank you for comments. I shall take virtually everything you say on board. You are clearly far more experienced than I when it comes to Wikipedia.

However I do just have one area I thought I should raise if I might.

You mention that I should use non-regional pronunciations. All of mine are already RP.

I write sounds literally as people say them rather than using the (IMO) slightly inaccurate usages of some aspects of the IPA that have crept in over time by convention. For instance in the article about scones I said that the two ways of saying the word are /sgɒn/ and /sgəʊn/. Tradition dictates that they are /skɒn/ and /skoun/. Actually I think those would be hard to pronounce: I’m not sure I’ve come across anyone who can make the /k/ sound after a /s/ anymore than I’m aware of having met anyone who could make a /p/ sound after a /s/ sound – ‘Spain’ is actually /sbein/ and not /spein/ as the latter would be very difficult to say, I should have thought. There’s a good reason why the Welsh spell the word ‘sport’ “sbort” and the Scottish Gaels spell their word for knife “sgian” unlike the Irish Gaels who spell the word with a “c”. The Welsh and the Scots are two of the very few Europeans who really feel and see the sounds in the way that perhaps a lot of the rest of us don’t. (Indeed look at the Gaelic for “scone” – see the “g” there?)

I don’t know if I’ve made my case very clearly but I hope you can see where I’m coming from.

I’m always open to discussion of course.

Best wishes to you,

MT — Preceding unsigned comment added by Munkitty Tunkitty (talkcontribs) 14:56, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Conni Ellisor[edit]

Hello, Royote, and thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia!

I wanted to let you know that I’m proposing an article that you worked on, Conni Ellisor, for deletion because I don't think it meets our criteria for inclusion. If you don't want the article deleted:

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August 2013[edit]

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