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September 2008[edit]

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The Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse mentions a Gallo-Roman oppidum, and then vicus, at Bern-Enge supposedly called Brenodor/Brenodurum (http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/textes/f/F7383-3-6.php also available in German and Italian). Its previous edition (Dictionnaire historique et biographique de la Suisse, t. 2, 1924, p. 79, says that the name could come from the name of Berchtold [V] himself and que l'opinion que Berne était une ancienne localité celtique de ce nom est chimérique. Clpda (talk) 18:51, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Norse-Gaels[edit]

Hi Roidrigh, in these edits [1] you've added information about he meaning of the name "Kamban". The way you included this information now indicates that this (the first part of the name originating in the Old Gaelic camb crooked, as in Campbell Caimbeul Crooked-Mouth and Cameron Camshròn Crooked Nose) is part of the quotation from Schei & Moberg The Faroe Islands, if this is is not the case this info can not be kept as part of the quotation. A separate issue is that this information probably is more relevant in the article about Kamban, and not that relevant in the article about Norse-Gaels. Regards, Finn Rindahl (talk) 16:36, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Torres Strait Creole texts[edit]

You're the person who's done the most work on the article Torres Strait Creole, so I'm directing this question to you. Do you know of any online sources for texts written in Torres Strait Creole? I've succeeded in finding several sites for Tok Pisin--mostly religious although Australian Broadcasting Corporation has dozens of pages of oral histories about World War II--and also for Solomon Islands Pijin and Bislama. I'm was interested in also finding things to read in Torres Strait Creole. Given the size of the population, I expect that there won't be much and what is available will, most likely, be the work of missionaries. I'd prefer stories, oral histories, newspaper accounts but realize the best I can get might be translations from the Bible and adaptations of Bible stories. If you have any leads, I'd be very thankful. Interlingua 12:06, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, there is litle or no such, as unlike Tok Pisin or even the Northern Territory creoles, little or no attention is paid to the language. (Early texts are to be found in LANDTMANN, Gunnar, 1927, The Kiwai Papuans of British New Guinea. London: MacMillan and Company, Ltd (Johnson Reprint Company Ltd, London, 1970). Roidhri (talk) 19:49, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Skype[edit]

You might note that at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Unserdeutsch language, also introduced some extraneous text around some numerical characters. This may be due to a combination of your browser and Skype trying to identify and highlight telephone numbers. Thank you.--Rumping (talk) 23:12, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Erin Go Bragh[edit]

Hi. Can you maybe add an edit summary (or some other explanation) on why you blanked a large chunk of Erin Go Bragh. It wasn't immediately obvious why you blanked that stuff (and so I reverted). Guliolopez (talk) 13:19, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

Hi Guliolopez - you are right, it was a little reckless. I have reedited. Basically, the article needs a lot of cleaning up from someone (or lots of someones) who speak Irish (agus is mise duine acu - I'm one of them).Roidhri (talk) 20:33, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Your comment on the Manx language[edit]

Kys t'ou, Roidhrigh! I see from the page history of the Manx language article that you recently contributed a comment that has been subsequently deleted due to its misplacement within the thread structure. I am more than willing to discuss whatever opinions you have about the language on that article's talk page if it will lead to a better structured and rounded article, or alternatively you can discuss the language in general (outside of article structure - i.e. general forum style) via my own talk page. --MacTire02 (talk) 16:29, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Ta mee dy mie - ass oo, kys t'ou hene?Roidhri (talk) 20:34, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Ta mee mie dy liooar. Ta mee er chur freggyrt er my ghuillag resoonaght mychione ny va scruit ayd. --MacTire02 (talk) 10:56, 18 July 2010 (UTC)
Smie sen y chlaishtyn (dy vel oo mie dy liooar!). Shillee mee er. Roidhri (talk) 18:37, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Tense[edit]

Hi,

In noticing that the grammatical tense article is now completely different than it had been for a couple of years, I noticed that many of the changes and edits have been yours. Please join us on the article talk page to discuss the motives and justifications for these changes.Drew.ward (talk) 03:53, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

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Kalaw Lagaw Ya Citations[edit]

G'day Roidhrigh. I'm not sure if you're still active or not, but anyways, I did a big (mostly finished) cleanup on the article (I hope you be not spewing on me!). However, you put citations in the article that don't seem to link to the Biography section. Would you mind if you put the biography yourself, or at least link to the books cited? Ta heaps. — AWESOME meeos * ([ˈjæb.ə ət məɪ])) 13:01, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Will do, mate. However, whoever changed the IPA representations of the language did a poor job - in not actually being able to speak the language and therefore misrepresenting it.
Yes, sorry for being a little too rough on my edits. I was just trying to do my duty on Wikipedia by making it easier (in the process of cleaning up) and I must have slipped there. But thanks for correcting it. In English, I would pronunce Kala(w) Lagaw Ya as something like /kəˈlaʊ ləˈɡaʊ jə/AWESOME meeos * ([ˈjæb.ə ət məɪ])) 11:51, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

We have to be very careful with something that could be called Colonial Academic Arrogance - particularly where non-English names are concerned. Note that this is a general Academic issue, not restricted by a long shot to English speaking academics. The assumption of "that is how I would say it if I came across it" is a dangerous one, particularly as different English speaking individuals can and do have different 'stabs in the dark'. We must first and foremost try to find out the correct pronunciation, as a mark of respect to the people who speak the language, and as a sign of acknowledgement that where that language is concerned, "I" (whoever I may be) am a novice and essentially "ignorant" where that language is concerned.

With all due respect, of course. The only established English pronunciation of the name in Australian and related academia is that of the language.

But, having said all that, your updates on the whole are pretty good.

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