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Need help? Shanya Almafeta 12:20, 26 January 2007 (CST)


I won't claim to be a linguist or an academic; I can only claim to be a native speaker. ;) Of course, my Cantonese is not the standard Cantonese of HK since I grew up in Singapore, which speaks a rougher, coarser version of Cantonese. Now I strive to improve the level of my spoken Cantonese to match that of HK's. My written Chinese is not bad but my written Mandarin is way better than my written Cantonese. As for my objections to Yale and Jyutping - it is because I see how much it can be improved, as far as spelling and ease of use is concerned. Also, there are so many variants of Cantonese that it can be quite confusing. For instance, the word "you" is supposedly "nei" but no one pronounces it that way now; we all use "lei". That poses a major I accept the Yale/Jyutping romanisation of the outdated "nei", or do I go by what is currently used, "lei"? Yim Kai-mun 09.05, 31 January 2007 (SGT)

Thanks for your input.

Hi Nat, Thanks you for your input to my licence query in the forum. I think that there may be US vs non-US views of how to do things which have not yet been named, which need to be both recognised and discussed. Meanwhile I wait and see. The Wikipedia articles on the subjects that interest me are quite useless, so I do not think importing them is a sensible option, but maybe some judicious trimming would turn them into usable starters. Ha, I've just noticed that there is a GFDL 1.2 notice at the bottom of this edit window. That answers part of my question :) --Christo Muller 00:32, 31 January 2007 (CST)


If you don't mind me asking, Nat, what is Lojban? :) Yim Kai-mun 23.06, 31 January 2007 (SGT)

history pages

Hi Nat, Fur quick access I did not restore history pages, if needed that can be done also however - so that has been taken care off. They were just busy vandalizing CZ and I thought act quick give access restore the rest later ahen things settle down. Hope this has helped you - and if you need anything restored - that can be done as well. regards, Robert Tito 14:00, 31 January 2007 (CST)

Whoa man

Whoa...I think just reading about Lojban gives me brain freeze! lol I think it will prove to be far more difficult than the 4 languages I already speak. Fascinating, though. --Yim Kai-mun 05:47, 2 February 2007 (CST)



we prefer full names, as name policy. So the reason is clear there. However if the name is known as having published under - no problem as well. I however can't say I ever heard of that name (but then I am european). My (personal interpretation) policy is simple - if people do not wish to give a full name - they can mail and explain why not. In over 90% of the cases a solution is found. We ae not infallible, but sometimes get bugged by vandals. I hope you understand the why of name policies and some other rules of decencies - as seem apprppriate where people meet. Have a nice weekend, and if this doesn't answer your question - feel free to answer more precise. Kind regards, Robert Tito | Talk 19:06, 9 February 2007 (CST)

Re [1]

There isn't a formal deletion process. If one believes that a page should be deleted, one can place template:speedydelete on it, post a request to have it deleted on Talk:Main Page, or otherwise bring the page to a constable's attention. The constable responding to the request will decide whether, in his/her discretion, the page should be deleted. David Ellis 22:58, 13 February 2007 (CST)

Karmapa controversy

Hi Nat, I'm going to "speedydelete" "Karmapa controversy" as it appears neither you nor anyone is working on this here on CZ. If you want to start working on it here, please simply grab a new copy from WP. If there is some special reason you'd like me to undelete the article, let me know. --Larry Sanger 15:36, 17 February 2007 (CST)

CZ policy on romanization of Chinese

There is a discussion in the forums about what CZ's policy is (or should be) regarding romanization of Chinese words. Becuase you've written about that elsewhere, I thought you might be interested in contributing to it. It's at,746.0.html . Bruce M.Tindall 13:29, 7 April 2007 (CDT)

Asking a favor

Nat, Thanks for authoring in CZ. I noticed that you reverted an edit on the Buddhism article. It is considered optimally nice behavior if, when reverting an edit someone has made, you could please leave an explanation on that person's talk page (in this case User:Suva_Shrestha). Suva is one of my students who is authoring here for course credit, and he's new to CZ and I bet he would appreciate getting a ping from you about the matter. Of course, it is enough that you did leave the explanation on the article's talk page. Best regards.Pat Palmer 20:46, 20 July 2008 (CDT)

Talk:Eastern Orthodox Church

Just to let you know I've invited the Ombudsman. Peter Jackson 09:18, 25 October 2010 (UTC)