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I am a gamer, programmer, and a wannabe linguist who is fluent in English and Mandarin, and proficient in French.

I am an achievement hunter. Come and visit me on trueachievements.com

I am also an administrator on Wiktionary and have been for over 3 years. I edit mostly in French, Dutch, English and Mandarin, but I also dabble in Italian, Japanese, Maori and Swedish. We are constantly looking for competent volunteers/lexicographers to contribute to this wonderful multilingual dictionary website.

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Oct
6
awarded  Yearling
Jun
14
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
9
reviewed No Action Needed Is this formal enough? “Should I expect to get a call from you sometime this week?”
Feb
2
awarded  Custodian
Feb
2
reviewed No Action Needed Ruining something for someone else (spoils of war?)
Jan
29
comment “Fall term”, “autumn semester”, “autumn term” or “fall semester”?
Are you talking about university or high school?
Jan
29
comment Using any punctuation, how many meanings does this sign have?
Just a small correction. Dead here is actually used as an adverb.
Jan
26
comment “Scheduled to” vs. “scheduled for”
I don't agree that scheduled for is better grammar. The two are just used for different grammatical structures.
Jan
26
comment Please help explain this long sentence
Gules probably has to do with the French term gueule (animal's mouth).
Jan
26
comment Difference between get “off of” and “off”
Have you considered get off from something?
Jan
26
comment Is this a positive or negative sentence?
I think you might want to expand on how you would define positive and negative.
Jan
23
comment Can you buy things “for cheap”?
@Kyudos Yes it is. On the contrary, Barrie's on the cheap sounds quite alien to me, though I would understand it. (I take it you meant Asian). Your suggestion is possible. I am not an expert on Polynesian languages, but neither Japanese nor Chinese have this literal for cheap construction. It really depends on how one translates things. I still consider British import to be the most likely source. But yes defintitely food for thought.
Jan
23
comment Can you buy things “for cheap”?
It's a common enough expression here in NZ.
Jan
19
comment Is there a specific word for “sheet music portfolio”?
Are you talking about a physical folder or a collection of your work?
Jan
8
comment The usage of relationship
@Stallman because you asked people to do the work for you without asking a real question.
Oct
6
awarded  Yearling
Aug
28
comment Definite article in the question “What is the time?”
What's the time is a very common way of asking for time in New Zealand.
Jul
25
awarded  Caucus
Jul
11
comment “In” vs. “after” for future talk
um.. I don't see the difference...
Jul
3
comment Is it really incorrect to start a sentence with “and”?
@Jay Good one :)