Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Language/January 2009

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January 1[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 1

  1. Unwritten rules
  2. Can I help who's next?
  3. Why are males more interested in non-fiction?
  4. Double period
  5. Punctuation Predicament
  6. Complete book of myriad treasures / wanbao quanshu
  7. Translation from Hungarian into English

January 2[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 2

  1. spanish translation
  2. polín
  3. French beard
  4. Understanding foreign accents
  5. Je n'ai plus besoin d'eux
  6. French translation please

January 3[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 3

  1. Since the dawn of time
  2. Recliners found in cells
  3. Online Italian language resources
  4. Merging vowels
  5. minding your "BI" business
  6. "however" as conjunction
  7. Arabic language translation
  8. german to english
  9. latin numbers declinability

January 4[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 4

  1. Pronounciation of "Albeit" and "Whey"
  2. Is there a single word that means "uncared about"?
  3. English grammar [A number of people was, or were?]
  4. Czech word for "tailor"
  5. Pronunciation of Edgar as a German name?
  6. Definition of a Classic Novel
  7. Language death and Extinct language
  8. Inconsistent pluralisation, and inconsistent spelling generally

January 5[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 5

  1. joke / allusion
  2. Name of Lightning-globe
  3. Japanese!

January 6[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 6

  1. I have 2 younger brothers - help!
  2. Latin origin of the word 'limen' still relevant today?
  3. The seven moods of English and five persons of grammar
  4. Bila Tserkva (in Ukrainian)
  5. Linguistic background of Indian salt workers?
  6. Psalm 151 by Haile Selassie
  7. "In language there are only differences without positive terms" (Saussure Course in General Linguistics)
  8. Cricket St Thomas

January 7[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 7

  1. "Job" as a euphemism for faeces
  2. Icelandic (?) poem
  3. Lexicon development during childhood
  4. He didn't used to smoke
  5. Hebrew
  6. French "out of office"
  7. Arabic

January 8[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 8

  1. Help translating Chinese name into English
  2. Cerf's Up

January 9[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 9

  1. contemporary - correct usage
  2. Russian transliteration of English place name and football team
  3. Objective (Resume)
  4. Native name of the Bateleur

January 10[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 10

  1. correct usage of want/wants in Spanish - querer or querremos?
  2. Short forms of names
  3. Alveolar approximant in German
  4. Is vs. was — is there a right answer?
  5. latin question about cases and time
  6. ancient greek and modern greek

January 11[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 11

  1. IPA help?
  2. File Translation Needed
  3. meaning of yad-dast in Persian
  4. Padre santo
  5. versus (v. or vs.)
  6. Definition [Shivoo or Shavoo, Australian]
  7. Does this thing have a name?
  8. Glore
  9. Named for
  10. Other short forms of names
  11. Confused wording of a measurement

January 12[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 12

  1. Word choice for a section of an article of a Japanese celebrity
  2. No Question
  3. Extraits du corps
  4. Colon instead of comma??

January 13[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 13

  1. speech [How to give a good speech?]
  2. Is the subjunctive mood required in English?
  3. Pronunciation of Latvian place name
  4. Hiberno-English: 'ledrum?'
  5. Is OmegaWiki included in single user login?

January 14[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 14

  1. Spanish verb conjugation
  2. What is the adjectival form of verse, please?
  3. Can someone transliterate this for me?
  4. Non-IPA pronunciation
  5. Abbrevation?
  6. Please check my German
  7. "hittick"?
  8. "the" Month of Year
  9. "Muka"

January 15[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 15

  1. Cancer sticks, sugar water and evil sugar
  2. Latin word for understated ??

January 16[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 16

  1. a word [A word meaning "mission responsibility"?]
  2. Opposites of "must"
  3. Taphephobia
  4. Sprees?
  5. English to Spanish translation help, please
  6. French accusative infinitive?
  7. Pronunciation of "Mall" in "National Mall"

January 17[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 17

  1. English an noun/verb agreement
  2. Semi-decade?
  3. Japanese: Magazine title translation request

January 18[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 18

  1. Tetramorium caespitum
  2. help with a spanish translation
  3. Korean: Hungnam-ni
  4. interpretation ("Is ice hot or cold?")
  5. Consequent next step
  6. Standard Liberian English
  7. Capitalize names of literary genres

January 19[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 19

  1. A word to describe day-to-day documents
  2. 'haymishe'
  3. Bicycle Kick: Improving Sentence
  4. Translation from French to English
  5. "Gratuity" pronunciation?
  6. Japanese Reading
  7. Greek harvest

January 20[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 20

  1. Bad spelling
  2. Bicycle Kick: Correct and Proper Usage of Source Language?
  3. languages [How to say "hello" in Saudi Arabia?]
  4. Translation needed
  5. Distinction between agree with/agree to?
  6. Ghost
  7. Sentence Improvement
  8. learning German

January 21[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 21

  1. Looking for a word [where a winch cable is secured]
  2. "Mink", "minky" and "minker" meaning disgusting or dirty in various forms of British English
  3. Merkel
  4. Multiple root languages
  5. French version of findtheword.info
  6. "Eckscape" versus "Escape"
  7. Unnecessary commas?

January 22[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 22

  1. Crying Frenchman after Nazi victory
  2. Passion for words
  3. Swedish FOI
  4. English Grammar

January 23[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 23

  1. Renegade
  2. Why is the number two (2) written two different ways ?
  3. "Arnoldian" Public Schools
  4. Error Check
  5. Obama meaning
  6. Elvis in Chinese.
  7. Obama Inauguration Transcripts
  8. Why is "Corfe Close" funny?
  9. what is the origin of "man, that __ is one bad mother -- (SHUT YOUR MOUTH!)...But I'm just talkin about __"

January 24[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 24

  1. Yet or still?
  2. Beriberi

January 25[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 25

  1. Translation from French to English
  2. Translation
  3. Wikipedians from Washington D.C.

January 26[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 26

  1. Its vs It's
  2. please help [Why "congratulations" with an "s"?]
  3. German - English translation help
  4. Pronunciation of "Euclidian"
  5. "Just" in Spanish
  6. (Mandarin) Chinese tones
  7. Intern
  8. Style guide for French spacing
  9. _______ or bust?
  10. chinese symbol
  11. Honoured/Honorary citizen (French)
  12. Nin-er

January 27[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 27

  1. How to flush in different languages
  2. "Chitty" as slang for 'cheque'
  3. Reference vs. References
  4. Difference between ʌ and ə
  5. Latin ad, ex
  6. añorar

January 28[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 28

  1. languge, Monomatapa kings
  2. How did influenza become "the 'flu"?
  3. How are these Portuguese names pronounced?
  4. Is there a good English language lemmatizer, online, that can handle entire wordlists?

January 29[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 29

  1. Unhyphenated prefixes
  2. I need your help... [writing a letter in Russian, Ukrainian]
  3. spanish translation
  4. Pronunciation [of Marjane Satrapi]

January 30[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 30

  1. Guessing authors country of origin from text

January 31[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2009 January 31

  1. Translation
  2. "neumal schlau" German translation
  3. How is this address read?