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October 1[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 1

  1. listening exercises
  2. What language is the word "Yohé"?
  3. Give someone the shaft
  4. Esperanto ig

October 2[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 2

  1. Sorry A Know I Know

October 3[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 3

  1. Caramell lyrics
  2. Is satis dicto the proper ablative absolute...?
  3. Arabic dialectology: Is ج (ǧīm) ever a solar letter?
  4. Whether/if
  5. Writing archaic speech
  6. 'Rise of [xxx] was meteoric'
  7. tagalog
  8. Sushi vs. zushi
  9. Cavan Orphanage Fire
  10. Quel que vs. quoi que

October 4[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 4

  1. Leiten vs. führen
  2. How do you pronounce "th" in Indian names?
  3. More German synonyms
  4. Spanish Audio for learning
  5. Switching between English and Malay(?)

October 5[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 5

  1. Edge
  2. French help - "Slashed themselves"
  3. Varieties of Spanish

October 6[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 6

  1. Ĥ
  2. Spoken decimal comma
  3. "Right" and "Right"
  4. Seeking help from German-speaker
  5. Request for a brief phonetic Greek translation to English (may possibly be obscene)

October 7[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 7

  1. Spell check (English).
  2. language
  3. In appropriate Please EDIT.
  4. origin of the word Tory

October 8[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 8

  1. pronunciation
  2. Orange
  3. Mr. idiot in Brussel
  4. Enclosed Infinity Symbol

October 9[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 9

  1. Esperanto hx
  2. Kosten the same as schmecken (to taste)

October 10[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 10

  1. Japanese translation
  2. Explaining the concept of את (as in et, not at) to a non-Hebrew speaker
  3. Child preference for accusative
  4. Origin of word yep
  5. Spanish translation
  6. However?

October 11[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 11

  1. As Perpendicular as a Quaker
  2. Portuguese: masculine name ending in -inha
  3. "not unwilling"
  4. was "surprise" once pronounced with an ee?
  5. How do you pronounce "Thinnes"
  6. fue vs. era

October 12[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 12

  1. Kraft vs. Macht (German Question)
  2. Is this a real or imagined conflation?
  3. What language is this?
  4. Symbol on the Wikipedia globe
  5. What does "beadboard siding" mean?
  6. French necessities
  7. Pluperfect

October 13[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 13

  1. Gived
  2. Need help contacting scholar -- must speak French
  3. Phrase on the gates of a Chinese Pure Land Buddhist temple
  4. Is Yiddish German?
  5. Name for minimum screen size when the rendering of compacted text breaks down
  6. Chinese measure words
  7. Eo Prepositions
  8. The origin of the name "KODAK"

October 14[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 14

  1. Quality of online Chinese dictionaries?
  2. Klingon vs Esperanto
  3. english language
  4. Shreedevi

October 15[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 15

  1. "English is a particularly good technical language"
  2. buddhi

October 16[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 16

  1. Was "know" or "knight" ever pronounced with a K?
  2. Universal language
  3. Pronunciation of i
  4. origin

October 17[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 17

  1. "fall from grace"
  2. Japanese reading question
  3. to wear off on sb.
  4. language
  5. Source of "Maunt" used for "Nun" in Gregory Maguire's Wicked
  6. Icelandic pronunciation question
  7. Great new word

October 18[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 18

  1. I'm no grammatician (grammaticist? grammologist?) but...
  2. Whipper Snapper
  3. Pahss-par-too?
  4. Name of footballer
  5. Where/we're
  6. Professional's professional
  7. Thee/thou

October 19[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 19

  1. Are both of these correct
  2. Is כלום a portmanteau word?
  3. Dardanus and Danaans
  4. British spelling

October 20[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 20

  1. Extended vowels in Chinese
  2. Is there an English <-> Sign Language translator anywhere?
  3. Does Wilmer = Vladimir ?

October 21[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 21

  1. Spelling, grammar etc.
  2. Yiddish
  3. Grammar help please
  4. whats right?

October 22[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 22

  1. ab- father?
  2. Porgy and Bess question
  3. Steeking, et al
  4. Rahel and Estha(ppen)

October 23[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 23

  1. why would a great reckoning in a little room strike a man dead?
  2. Question: A long sentence
  3. Unfamiliar word
  4. Problem with traditional Chinese character: three-stroke water radical on the left, 門 with a little 東 underneath
  5. Italian learners' podcasts
  6. Roman
  7. Vowel length in Japanese songs
  8. Acronyms and redundant spelling

October 24[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 24

  1. Need a blindingly good word, please
  2. Y as initial letter of a name in Polish or German
  3. What is it?
  4. Repeating the message
  5. Chinese translation of characters on a wall hanging
  6. his gang vs. the gang
  7. Serbo-Croat spelling

October 25[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 25

  1. English translation of SARFT Chinese film law
  2. Word for Phenomenon
  3. "Behind the door when the anoraks were being handed out"
  4. Question about whether a decimal fraction is singular or plural at WP:MOS
  5. Secretaries
  6. Indo-European loans in Hungarian
  7. Garrigue
  8. Gothic placenames

October 26[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 26

  1. Swedish pronunciation
  2. Simpsons in French, Marie Curie

October 27[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 27

  1. Chinese reading
  2. What-all
  3. Latin/Greek scholars please?
  4. 2-part Chinese question
  5. Latin prefix 'in'

October 28[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 28

  1. Arabic error?
  2. Maźitakǘ from Caucasus mountains
  3. Looking for deverbal "reversible" adjectives that can take "-able"
  4. English grammatical question
  5. "Doesn't" vs. "does not"
  6. Watt =Vatio

October 29[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 29

  1. "irreversible" word pairs
  2. German translation help
  3. Translation into Latin
  4. When the name is evident from the description
  5. Antonym of Populous?
  6. Flummery
  7. Possesive proper nouns in the genitive
  8. Hungarian pronunciation

October 30[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 30

  1. Another Chinese reading question
  2. Pursue of happiness
  3. Reason for the closing of vowels in cont.-Westgermanic
  4. Fluency
  5. Cut out paper dolls = insane?

October 31[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2011 October 31

  1. Pronunciation mergers in southern England
  2. VN name
  3. "Meanie Ferret"
  4. A regular favorite
  5. "Redundant" in UK English