Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Language/August 2011

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August 1[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 1

  1. Spoken English
  2. Posh American accent?
  3. Spoonerism of “Fukushima”
  4. Pronunciation B vs M

August 2[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 2

  1. Japanese ヒゲくず
  2. Telugu help
  3. How do you pronounce Ken Kifer?
  4. Need help from Italian and Greek-fluent contributors

August 3[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 3

  1. Pronunciation

August 4[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 4

  1. Tenerifian Spanish
  2. "well up herself"
  3. meaning of a word

August 5[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 5

  1. (Turkish) question about address
  2. German: Pronunciation of clusters zsch and tzsch
  3. why do people from japan speak english which such thick accents

August 6[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 6

  1. The "Laotian Bird" Nock-ten
  2. The Languages of Madame de...
  3. Pegasus+Unicorn
  4. words that non-native speakers use but native speakers don't

August 7[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 7

  1. Japanese narration of Tsunami video
  2. May "Hot Bird" be translated into other languages?
  3. Azemi
  4. "The river"
  5. Questions or statements
  6. Spirit in the Sky
  7. Modulation in American accents
  8. Icelandic translation needed

August 8[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 8

  1. Homework questions
  2. he(r) hair would been on fire

August 9[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 9

  1. '...saying that the UK is policed "by consent".'
  2. Sound like Wallace and Gromit
  3. German possessive
  4. Urdu help

August 10[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 10

  1. 'hotel reservation OP'?
  2. Check the grammar in section of article
  3. Minor question
  4. What does "tolerasty" mean?
  5. Learning Italian for history research
  6. italiano
  7. Polishing up spelling

August 11[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 11

  1. Mouseover pop-up CHN-ENG translator for Internet Explorer?
  2. For common words in a proper noun, do you convert between American and British spellings?
  3. When are -tion and -ing nouns countable? What is the general rule?
  4. Royal warrant to or from or...?
  5. Italics in spoken words

August 12[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 12

  1. "murder with a deadly weapon"
  2. Correct English

August 13[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 13

  1. Why don't the Chinese just use pinyin for writing?
  2. Denisova hominin
  3. Hydro fields
  4. i (short e) versus ə (schwa) pronunciation

August 14[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 14

  1. "Texas" in Russian
  2. Do as emphasis
  3. Being a murder
  4. George Chakiris
  5. Grammar: United States debt-ceiling crisis
  6. French

August 15[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 15

  1. Sentence Breakdown
  2. gramatika e gjuhes shqipe
  3. EXPORT AND IMPORT - How freely can I use these words?
  4. Pronouncing "Respiratory"
  5. Old Church Slavonic vs Proto-Slavic

August 16[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 16

  1. Classification of 沐
  2. "except" vs. "except for"
  3. French video

August 17[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 17

  1. Acting as a Scribe
  2. Modern/Ancient Greek glottal stop
  3. 'an historic moment'
  4. followed by
  5. 'An herbaceous border'
  6. Identifying cursive kanji
  7. German book title translation
  8. Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning

August 18[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 18

  1. German text tranlation
  2. Japanese: "have your cake and eat it too"
  3. Requesting meaning of Okinawan word
  4. Help in getting Chinese characters

August 19[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 19

  1. Plural of mention
  2. You go Glen Coco, from the film Mean Girls
  3. Spinning
  4. Translation English-->Russian: "Do it for her"
  5. Reverse definition dictionary/CoE
  6. "Meksika" / "Tekhas" - why not "Teksas" / "Mekhiko" ?
  7. Then for than

August 20[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 20

  1. Learning IPA
  2. Russian (actually Komi) place-name
  3. The airport
  4. "You are a little tiger, aren't you"
  5. What Kansan college offers online Japanese courses?
  6. Meaning of "Koyaanisqatsi"
  7. Lists of words with ʊ and ʌ

August 21[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 21

  1. 'Scale out-ability'
  2. Question: (what can replace "with" in this sentence?)
  3. The Most incomprehensible English Dialect

August 22[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 22

  1. Translation of French paragraph
  2. VCR & DVD commands in Spanish?
  3. Schnuffel/Schnüffler
  4. Eggs, microwaves and vegetables

August 23[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 23

  1. If wishes were horses ...
  2. IPA pronunciation
  3. Standard form
  4. 祖 and ワィ (Japanese)
  5. D-dropping
  6. Spelling of “magick”

August 24[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 24

  1. "Bad" Arabic Translation
  2. "Zum Eckel find' ich immer nur mich"
  3. German plural
  4. Translation from Korean
  5. Who/Whom in clauses
  6. Is "post-traumatic shock disorder" actually a real term?
  7. Plurals of -y surnames

August 25[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 25

  1. Did - didn't
  2. How do you pronounce Vančura
  3. What is a qualifying question?
  4. Chinese question about time
  5. Moral lessons

August 26[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 26

  1. Closest languages to English and French
  2. Word Referring To An Antique Item's Specific History
  3. If a girl finds a guy creepy, you tend to think:

August 27[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 27

  1. use of "submitted"
  2. arabic script
  3. Våran?

August 28[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 28

  1. Fargo?
  2. Tahitian pronounciation
  3. llama
  4. References – style variation and consistency
  5. Priority of agreement in French
  6. The strange things about chet (ח)

August 29[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 29

  1. Word selection
  2. symbols
  3. Context and content
  4. Serbian cartoon

August 30[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 30

  1. Why "Eastern seaboard" and not "East coast?"
  2. Georgian
  3. "Speaks to"
  4. Correct or incorrect?
  5. Meaning of mekonnen
  6. Peking

August 31[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 August 31

  1. i versus schwa in pronunciation in United States
  2. Hindi ज्ञ jñ