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Hello, Aksera, 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:

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If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Again, welcome!  —Dwaipayan (talk) 17:24, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

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100-word list for your Mother tongue[edit]

Good day! Could you help me and provide translations for the following 100 basic word in your mother tongue. Not in the standard Hindi but in your native local variety (dialect) if you (used to) speak any (and then indicate please how you call your language /dialect and precise location like state –district – town/village). If there are synonyms or known dialectal variants provide them with comments if possible. Also please indicate if you know that certain words are borrowing. You can fill in right here using either IPA transcription or some other spelling you like (just describe your conventions). Thank you in advance! --Koryakov Yuri 12:40, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you, Aksena! (Though I was amazed to find translation not here but on my Talk page!) Actually I'm gathering 100-word lists for as many as possible Indo-Aryan languages to try to build their classification on the firm lexicostatistical basis. Now I have lists for the most standard Indo-Aryan languages but lack many minor ones especially those spoken in the North (Kumauni, Garkhwali, etc.) and also many central varieties (like Eastern Hindi, Bhojpuri, Magadhi, etc). So I've searched the en-Wiki users for their native language and asked several people to help me. So if you know someone whose mother tongue is one of the minor Indo-Aryan languages please let me know. And another thing - is it a trouble for you to spell your translation in Roman letters? Since I could of course do it myself with a Devanagari table in my hands but it takes several hours. --Koryakov Yuri 21:54, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
You are very welcome! I am relatively new to Wikipedia and was therefore confused about how replies work. Thanks to you, now I am sure that messages are supposed to be kept on the same page. For minor Indo-Aryan languages, I would suggest you to go to Wikipedia pages of the regions where these languages are spoken and then contact people who have contributed extensively to those pages. For instance, you can visit Varanasi page and ask any major contributor for Bhojpuri translations. Try finding Bhojpuri translations this way. But if you fail, I also happen to know Bhojpuri translations of some of the words in your list, thanks to my friends living in Varanasi (unfortunately not on Wikipedia). As for roman spellings, please find below the updated list. I hope you understand that, although spelled in anglo characters, the pronunciations are very different from English words. I am familiar with IPA, however, converting so many words would be a meticulous work requiring a lot of time, which I don't have. Good luck! — Aksera 23:26, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank you, Aksera! And also thanks for your advice. I'll try to follow it. Spelling is quite OK, it's quite enough for my goals. Later when I will process all Indo-Aryan lists I think I will have some questions to you about certain words or their meaning. --Koryakov Yuri 16:16, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
  • I, me – मै - Mai
  • thou (you, singular) – तुम - Tum
  • we – हम - Hum
  • this – यह - Yeh
  • that – वह - Wah
  • who? – कौन? - Kaun
  • what? – क्या? - Kya
  • not – नहीं - Nahin
  • all – सब - Sab
  • many – बहुत - Bahut
  • one – ऐक - Ek
  • two – दो - Doh
  • big – बड़ा - Bada
  • long – लम्बा - Lamba
  • small – छोटा - Chota
  • woman – औरत - Aurat
  • woman (adult female) - लड़की - Ladki
  • man (adult male) – लड़कॉ - Ladka
  • man (human being) – ऑदमी - Aadmi
  • fish – मछ़िल - Machli
  • bird – िचिड़या - Chidia
  • dog – कुत्ता - Kutta
  • louse – ज़ू - Joo
  • tree – पेड़ - Ped
  • seed – बीज़ - Beej
  • leaf – पत्ता (masculine) / पत्ती (feminine) - Patta / Patti
  • root – ज़ड़ - Jad
  • bark (of a tree) – छ़ाल - Chaal
  • skin – ख़ाल - Khaal
  • meat (flesh) – माँस - Maans
  • blood – ख़ून - Khoon
  • bone – हड्डी - Haddi
  • fat – मोटा (masculine) / मोटी (feminine) - Mota / Moti
  • egg – अंडॉ - Anda
  • horn -ं सींग - Seeng
  • tail – पूंछ़ - Poonch
  • feather (of a bird) – पँख़ - Pankh
  • hair – बाल - Baal
  • head – िसर - Sir
  • ear – कान - Kaan
  • eye – आँख - Aankh
  • nose – नॉक - Naak
  • mouth – मुहॅ - Muh
  • tooth – दाँत - Daant
  • tongue – जीब - Jeebh
  • claw (nail) – नाख़ुन - Naakhun
  • foot – पैर का पंजा - Pair ka Panja
  • knee – घुटना - Ghutna
  • hand – हाथ - Haath
  • belly – पेट - Pet
  • neck – गर्दन - Gardan
  • breast(s) (of a woman) – स्तन - Ss-tan
  • heart – हृदय - Hriday
  • liver – िजगर - Jigar
  • drink (verb) – पीना - Peena
  • eat (verb) – खाना - Khaana
  • bite (verb) – काटना (same translation for cut) - Kaatna
  • see (verb) – देखना - Dekhna
  • hear (verb) – सुनना - Sunna
  • know (verb) – जानना - Jaanna
  • sleep (verb) – सोना (same translation for gold) - Sona
  • die (verb) – मरना - Marna
  • kill (verb) – मारना - Maarna
  • swim (verb) – तैरना - Tairna
  • fly (verb) – ऊड़ना - Udna
  • walk/go (verb) – चलनॉ (walk) / जानॉ (go) - Chalna / Jaana
  • come (verb) – ऑना - Aana
  • lie (down) (verb) – लेटना - Letna
  • sit (verb) – बैठना - Baithna
  • stand (verb) – खड़े होना - Khade hona
  • give (verb) – देना - Dena
  • say (verb) – कहना - Kahna
  • sun – सूरॅज - Suraj
  • moon – चॉँद - Chaand
  • star – िसतार - Sitar
  • water – पानी - Paani
  • rain – बरसात - Barsaat
  • stone – पत्थर - Patthar
  • sand – बालु - Baalu
  • earth – पृथवी - Prithvi
  • cloud – बादल - Baadal
  • smoke – धुँवा - Dhuan
  • fire – ऑग - Aag
  • ash – राखॅ - Raakh
  • burn (trans. verb) – जलना - Jalna
  • road (path) – सड़क - Sadak
  • mountain – पर्वत - Parvat
  • red – लाल - Laal
  • green – हरा - Hara
  • yellow – पीला - Peela
  • white – सफेद् - Safed
  • black – काला - Kaala
  • night – रात - Raat
  • warm (hot) – गरम - Garam
  • cold – ठँडा - Thanda
  • full – पूरा - Poora
  • new – नया - Naya
  • good – अच्छ़ा - Accha
  • round – गोल - Gol
  • dry – सूखा - Sookha
  • name – नाम - Naam

Good work on National Institutes of Technology[edit]

I have not gone through all the changes or the whole article. However, it looks nice. Thanks for the effort, Keep it up.

One suggestion ishere. You can use various templates for the inline citations (references), though that is not mandatory. You can use templates like Template:Cite news and Template:Cite web. A full list is available at WP:CITET. I have done two such changes. Please see.--Dwaipayan (talk) 12:05, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

request for comment[edit]

Could I borrow your opinion at Talk:Penn? There is an editing dispute over the entry for UPenn on this disambiguation page and I'd like some other folks to weigh in. I feel that listing UPenn as '[University of Pennsylvania], America's first university and a member of the Ivy League located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.' is un-encyclopedic, and instead feel the way discussed on the talk page is better as it is similar to other disambiguation pages for universities. Cornell Rockey 19:07, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Audio templates[edit]

Hi, please don't use Template:Audio-nohelp alone.

If there are lots of sound files, please use Template:Audio first, or use Template:Inline audio. Thank you. --Kjoonlee 22:22, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Indian Scouting[edit]

Can you please help render Taiyar (Be Prepared), the Scout Motto, into Hindi? Chris 07:15, 14 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi, my name is Maria Belen and I study at the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. I am Ecuadorian but earned a scholarship for may whole major here. I want to know if you are actually studying at the University of Pennsylvania or how many years before did you graduate? It is because I am interested in finding information about how living there is like. I would like to study a MBA at this univeristy or any master or specialization related to Marketing or International Business. I would like to know if there is any support for international students and how it was yu personal experience there.So, if you could help, please feel free to contact me. Hope to hear from you soon, Belen Rios 06:34, 17 September 2007 (UTC)


Hello ! I am currently working to improve the article on the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and I need your help. How do you write in Hindi the title of the movie Salaam Bombay! ? Best regards. BomBom 15:37, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Rubic's Rostrum[edit]

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Invite to WikiConference India 2011[edit]

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Hi Aksera,

The First WikiConference India is being organized in Mumbai and will take place on 18-20 November 2011.
You can see our Official website, the Facebook event and our Scholarship form.

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WikiProject India Tag & Assess 2012 Contest[edit]

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