User talk:IndieSinger

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Hi! Glad to see you adding in & fixing up the IPA. Hope you don't mind me following behind you (after dinner) making adjustments. kwami (talk) 02:36, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

There are a couple things that make a difference in how well the IPA displays, depending on people's fonts and browsers. Not that you're not doing any of this, just a heads up since you look like you may be doing a lot of edits like this. One is to use the proper IPA stress marks (found at the end of the IPA symbols in the edit window) rather than just apostrophes; another is to place the brackets inside the IPA template so that they're formatted to the same size and font as the IPA itself. I don't know if it makes any difference in your browser: /o'o/ vs. /oˈo/. It's also nice to have the template for the correct language (-en for English), so that readers are directed to the correct chart and the articles can be edited as a group. But that's relatively minor (though a mess to clean up, with tens of thousands of articles). Much more important is having someone who actually knows what they're doing like you do. You wouldn't believe some of the stuff that passes for a pronunciation, sometimes completely unintelligible.
Oh, another is with monosyllables in places like X upon Tweed or Loch Ness. A non-native speaker won't necessarily know how to stress those if we leave it out, and sometimes it can be counter-intuitive even to a native speaker.
Ah, the OED no longer uses [ɪ] for the i in viola or the y in city, and the convention we have on the IPA key is [i]. However, [ɪ] makes more sense phonologically, and I don't think it harms anything to continue with it. (If I were more aware of the difference when we were drawing up the key, I might've pushed for [ɪ].) kwami (talk) 08:19, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Hm. That got left out somewhere along the line. The respelling template isn't used on all that many articles (there's even a third format, {{USdict}}), and I guess it never came up. I added in kh, which is the general transliteration for that sound in Arabic and Russian.
BTW, it's your choice, but it isn't necessary to use either 'respell' or 'USdict'. The IPA is the MOS preference, and I made the others partially as a sop to those who object to the IPA. (Also, once upon a time the way we used the IPA for English was dialect specific, as it still is at Wiktionary, and I didn't know if we'd ever get a unified system, so 'respell' was my way of circumventing the debate.) I will usually convert existing respellings to 'respell', and existing AHD-type dictionary transcriptions to USdict, but otherwise I don't much bother unless the article's on s.t. that I think a lot of kids might be interested in, like the names of the moons. kwami (talk) 08:45, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Translation help[edit]

Hello, I can help you translate the Slovenian Haribo slogan and what it means :) the slogan goes:

Haribo za otroke bo, in odrasle prav tako

It means "Haribo will be for children, and adults too." (It's probably in the future so the slogan rhymes).

"za otroke" directly translates to "for children", and the "bo" means "will be" (opposed to "je" for "is"). "in" means "and", "za" means "for", "odrasle" is "adults", and "prav tako" means "the same" or, in this case, "too".

Hope it helps :) (Also, if you didn't know Slovenia is also in Europe now and quite close to Germany so everyone knows Haribo and I think it should also be in the article :) ) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.143.129.114 (talk) 15:00, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

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