User talk:AndreasWittenstein

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Welcome[edit]

Hello, AndreasWittenstein, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} and your question on your user talk page, and someone will show up shortly to answer. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

We hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, you can sign your name on talk and vote pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! CWC 09:23, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Hello Chris Chittleborough, is this where I reply to your welcome? Thank you for your warm welcome. I'm not really a newcomer, but it's been months or years since I took the time to contribute. I already tried out the four-tilde signature on the discussion page for the page I just edited. I hope I wasn't too critical there, but it bothers me when people hijack a long-standing technical term and make up their own definition for it that is both counterintuitive, disagrees with the accepted definition, and only serves to promote their own webpage. I hope to contribute more frequently in the future.

Cheers, AndreasWittenstein 09:35, 27 March 2007 (UTC)Andreas

This is a perfectly appropriate place to reply. That compression ratio stuff bothered me when I read it but I never took a close look. Thanks for fixing it!
BTW, I saw your reply on my Wikipedia:Watchlist, a very useful feature of the software here.
Another hint: putting ":" at the start of a line indents the paragraph, "::" indents it further and so on. That's how I indented this text.
Looking forward to your future contributions, CWC 13:09, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Nice. That sure beats , or even .

I just found the Wikipedia:Cheatsheet.

AndreasWittenstein 00:20, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Aleph in modern Israeli Hebrew[edit]

The only place where a pronounced glottal stop can create a distinctive contrast or phonemic opposition (Minimal pair) in modern Israeli Hebrew is in -VCV- vs. -VCʔV- (e.g. [lirot] "to shoot" vs. [lirʔot] "to see") -- so it would appear to be quite marginal... AnonMoos (talk) 20:59, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Aleph does appear to have been lost in syllable-final position in all contemporary dialects of Hebrew, but it's still phonemic in word-initial position (/#_V), where it contrasts with all other consonants, excepting its merger with Ayin in much of Ashkenazi and Sephardi. In any case, the sentence refers to its place in Hebrew morphology, where glottal stop is inarguably still treated as a consonant.

AndreasWittenstein (talk) 22:12, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

There's no distinctive or phonemic contrast in modern Israeli Hebrew between words beginning with glottal stop + vowel vs. words beginning with a vowel alone. Former glottal stops can still leave traces on vowels in the conjugations of verbs with aleph in their root etc., but the only situation where an actual pronounced glottal stop sound [ʔ] creates a distinctive contrast or phonemic opposition is that mentioned above (and I'm not sure that the difference in pronunciation between לירות and לראות would be preserved in colloquial or rapid speech). In Biblical Hebrew, the glottal stop sound was pretty much just another consonant among all the other consonants; in modern Israeli Hebrew that's not true... AnonMoos (talk) 23:33, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Richmond Green United Reformed Church[edit]

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Richmond Green United Reformed Church[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that a response has been made at Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion regarding a submission you made. The thread is Richmond Green United Reformed Church, and the page has been userfied to User:AndreasWittenstein/Richmond Green United Reformed Church. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 17:35, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Andreas: Will you be able to complete the article and publish it soon? Or would you be happy for me to attempt to do so? I have already written the Wikipedia entries on many of the other churches in Richmond. Best wishes Headhitter (talk) 14:20, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the offer! I'd be delighted to have you complete the article. I'm in California now, but I'll be back in London in late May, and was planning to check out reference 3 then, but I can always add anything more I find there later.
I've taken on the church's website for a friend, and put some historical tidbits on the history page there, mostly compiled by one of the church's Board Members, Andrew Hunter.
AndreasWittenstein (talk) 16:55, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, Andreas. I've moved the draft article to my own user space and have started working on it. Best wishes Headhitter (talk) 17:22, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
I've published it now, although finding third party-sources has proved somewhat challenging: I hope they prove sufficient! Best wishes Headhitter (talk) 20:43, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Awesome! Amazingly quick work. You're evidently well versed in local history. Very nice style. I'll let you know what I find in the London Metropolitan Archives in a few weeks. Bevrachah. AndreasWittenstein (talk) 07:19, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! Headhitter (talk) 08:20, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
AndreasWittenstein (talk) I wondered if you might know what has happened to the church. When I last looked, its website was still functioning but the building was closed and it appeared that the congregation had moved out. Has the building been sold and are the members of congregation now meeting elsewhere? Headhitter (talk) 11:22, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

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