User talk:Yocahuna

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Welcome[edit source]

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask it on my talk page.

Greetings, Jose77 08:52, 16 December 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Welcome to Wikipedia. If you need help with templates, images or interwikis in Jamaican Creol Wikipedia, please, tell it to me. --Chabi 14:26, 16 December 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Hi! I'm doing articles about villages in Spain, could you please translate to Jamaican this names?

  • Palencia
  • Burgos
  • Segovia
  • Ávila
  • Salamanca
  • Zamora
  • Valladolid

I think they haven't got translation onto Jamaican because they are Spanish names. --Chabi 19:29, 21 December 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Renaming Articles[edit source]

You Lari, memba se wen yu riiniem wahn aatikl i aatamatkali bikom a uol nyuu ting, and di arijinal kapi stil de bout. So wen yaa riiniem sitn, mek shuor se yu kapi out evriting an puti bak iina di aatikl wid di nyuu niem. Den afta dat, yu gu bak ban di uol wan, ahn put "delete" ina dobl korli brakit "{{" so dat dat de kapi kyaahn get diliit out.

Mi se dis kaa mi nuotis se yu riiniem som a di aatikl dem pan di front nou i shuo se di aatikl dem no rait yet, iivn duo dem rait, ahn pikcha put aan lang taim. Yu andastan we mi a se?

--sandevaj 21:57, 10 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Main Page[edit source]

How do you say "Main Page" in Jamaican? --Chabi 14:00, 21 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Ok. Give me a list about what we have to translate. Please, if you have time, do articles from this list. It's very important to do them if we want a Wikipedia in Jamaican language. --Chabi 18:29, 24 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I haven't seen you here for ages!!! Please, help me here. In the page Jumiekan mechiz they don't trasnlate anything to me so this project is abandoned. --Chabi 20:46, 28 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Yes please. Continue translating please. --Chabi 21:41, 28 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Gratitude[edit source]

THANKYOU SO MUCH Mr. Yocahuna for your Brilliant Translation help!
I am very very Grateful.
May God Bless You!
If you want your favourite article to be translated into the Chinese language, then I would be glad to help you.
Yours Sincerely, --Jose77 22:12, 30 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Advertising Wp/jam[edit source]

Hi Yocahuna,

Looks like the jam wiki is in a development hole with a two-person-only community (you and User:Sandevaj).

What about advertising it a little? To the Gleaner (at least once the Dudus thing is resolved one way or the other)? Or to the University of Technology? -Mkratz 12:46, 11 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Hello![edit source]

Just to notify you, there is a request for a Wikipedia in Jamaican Patois right here. Since you claim to be a native speaker of the language, can you say it on the page so we can verify the project as eligible?Kanzler31 17:56, 24 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Could you please look at...[edit source]

Talk:Wp/jam/Mien_Piej#Mi_look_at_di_front_page_again... -- I think this editor might be useful for the "jam" project, but they have raised some questions which could be answered, but which I don't know the answers to. Russavia (talk) 05:39, 21 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

This is the template[edit source]

Template:Wp/jam/Welkom Katxis (talk) 13:09, 10 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Article[edit source]

Could you please add the following paragraph to Wp/jam/Ischri a di Yunaitid Stiet? Meanwhile, I will continue adding templates.

The date of the start of the history of the United States is a subject of constant debate among historians. Older textbooks start with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 and emphasize the European background, or they start around 1600 and emphasize the American frontier. In recent decades American schools and universities typically have shifted back in time to include more on the colonial period and much more on the prehistory of the Native peoples.

Thanks for your help Katxis (talk) 16:31, 10 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Also, I've created a new Main Page, check it out in here

Hi! Take a look at Wp/jam/List of articles that the Jamaican Wikipedia should have how do you say the name of the article in Jamaican? I am not sure about the translation. --Katxis (talk) 11:01, 16 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Great job! --Katxis (talk) 15:25, 16 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I saw you've written "Languij" and in one category is written "Langwij", same with "Nikaragwa" and "Nikaragua". Which one is correct? --Katxis (talk) 15:26, 16 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Happy you noticed. Trying to make it consistent by using u instead of w. Many other corrections but i can't get to them all. In time. Yocahuna (talk) 15:30, 16 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Don't worry, I'll change all of them. Katxis (talk) 15:32, 16 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Could you also have a look at the parish names? They are a mess. I've corrected the text but not the file names. Yocahuna (talk) 15:40, 16 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Iceland[edit source]

The articles is called Wp/jam/Haislan. Shall we change it to Wp/jam/hAislan as appears in Wp/jam/hEstuonia? --Katxis (talk) 22:05, 16 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Excellent catch. Better still if you can make the h italic. --Yocahuna (talk) 23:53, 16 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

How do you say "People's Democratic Republic of Algeria" in Jamaican? --Katxis (talk) 09:20, 22 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Piipl Dimokratik Ripoblik a hAljiiria --Yocahuna (talk) 09:25, 22 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

How do you say in Jamaican

How do you say in Jamaican

  • Flags of Jamaica
  • National flags
  • National symbols of Jamaica

--Katxis (talk) 15:56, 24 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

  • Flag a Jumieka
  • Nashinal flag
  • Nashinal simbal

--Yocahuna (talk) 16:00, 24 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

On second thought, i think we should omit the initial aspirates as in hAislan as it throws off the alphabetization of lists. --Yocahuna (talk) 01:13, 6 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Europe[edit source]

All the countries in Europe have already their template. Katxis (talk) 14:38, 27 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Indo-European[edit source]

Hi! Could you please create an article about the "Indo-European languages"?

The Indo-European languages are a family of several hundred related languages and dialects. There are about 445 living Indo-European languages, according to the estimate by Ethnologue, with over two-thirds (313) of them belonging to the Indo-Iranian branch.[2] The Indo-European family includes most major current languages of Europe, and parts of Western, Central and South Asia. It was also predominant in ancient Anatolia (present-day Turkey), and the ancient Tarim Basin (present-day Northwest China) and most of Central Asia until the invasion and migrations of Turkic speakers especially during the Mongol–Turkic conquest in the 13th century. With written evidence appearing since the Bronze Age in the form of the Anatolian languages and Mycenaean Greek, the Indo-European family is significant to the field of historical linguistics as possessing the second-longest recorded history, after the Afroasiatic family.

Thanks for your help.

Little, by little, each country has its template. I am also adding templates to Jamaican parishes and to some cities. I am not sure whether to continue with the necessary articles or with those related to Jamaica. What do you think we should do? --Katxis (talk) 15:17, 28 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Will do.
Not sure how templates and necessary articles work. Is it a minimum requirement that has to be met? I would think the Jamaican content would be more important. But what do i know? --Yocahuna (talk) 16:12, 28 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I believe that both of them are equally important. I think there is no minimum requirement but to work everyday several Wikipedians so that our Wiki can be approved. --Katxis (talk) 17:07, 28 February 2016 (UTC) Also, one of the administrators here wrote me this:[reply]

Well, the requirements for approval are complete translation of the most-used messages and continuous activity of 3+ users for at least several (3+) months. According to codelookup, at the moment 114 most-used msgs are not translated into Jamaican; and Wp/jam only had 2 editors with more than 10 edits in the last 2 months, and only 1 (you) so far in this month.
I've put out another call for editors. Meantime you and i will just have to continue doing as much as we can with both necessary articles and Jamaican content. --Yocahuna (talk) 10:20, 29 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

We already have the logo, thanks to Odder, another Wikipedia. Here you have both versions (png and jpg):

--Katxis (talk) 21:56, 5 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

That's great. when will it be applied? --Yocahuna (talk) 04:16, 6 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Another thing, just in case, I would like to ask you to translate the messages that appear here. Apparently, we don't need them but it would be better to have them translated. --Katxis (talk) 22:12, 5 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Have done so, except for one which was technical so was unsure. --Yocahuna (talk) 04:16, 6 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Praim Minista a Jumieka[edit source]

I will improve the templates this afternoon as I don't have much time now. Could you please translate the article in the meantime? If you need any other template, just ask me :) --Katxis (talk) 09:17, 8 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, you're so good. --Yocahuna (talk) 09:19, 8 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I changed the template. --Katxis (talk) 09:30, 8 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. You may need this for the Age template - Templet:Iej ina ier ah die --Yocahuna (talk) 09:39, 8 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Take a look at the forum please. --Katxis (talk) 09:51, 8 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Will do. --Yocahuna (talk) 09:53, 8 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Population[edit source]

I've seen you have translated population "papilieshan" in the template for Jamaican parishes and as "papiulieshan" in the one for countries. Which one shall we let as the correct one? --Katxis (talk) 15:40, 9 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

papilieshan - i'm correcting as i come across them. Also making the parish names consistent once and for all, especially since you've moved on to the towns. The title of that page should have 'ina' instead of 'in'. BTW 'toun' also needs correcting to 'tong'. I also meant to ask you if we should translate 'category' to 'kiatigori'? --Yocahuna (talk) 15:46, 9 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Don not translate "category" as it is part of the code of this Wikipedia. Be careful when you translate templates because then it has to be changed en every page in which they are used. --Katxis (talk) 15:50, 9 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, i suspected as much which is why i left them alone. --Yocahuna (talk) 16:00, 9 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Another thing, ‎Larisamakbiin has created Wp/jam/Arawak and Wp/jam/Taino. Your translation of the second one is "Tayino". Which one is correct? Maybe both? --Katxis (talk) 15:54, 9 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
The standard spelling is Taino with an accent/stress on the 'i' so i think that Tayino reflects that sound more closely. --Yocahuna (talk) 16:00, 9 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I leave the name of the article as "Taino" and write "Di Taino aar Tayino...". --Katxis (talk) 16:03, 9 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Terminology[edit source]

Sorry but I am a bit confused, could you please translate the following terms in Jamaican?

  • North America
  • South America
  • Central America
  • America (referring to the USA)
  • Americas (the continent)

Thanks --Katxis (talk) 14:15, 10 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I'm in the process of correcting the affected pages but i may not catch all the errors. The confusion has arisen because some were named in the mesolect and others in the basilect. I'm not surprised you're confused. I'm making them consistent with basilect.
  • Naat Amoerka
  • Sout Amoerka
  • Senchral Amoerka
  • Moerka (Yunaitid Stiet)
  • Amoerkaz

--Yocahuna (talk) 14:22, 10 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Samuel "Sam" Sharpe[edit source]

Could you please create an article with that phrase? I will add the rest.

Samuel "Sam" Sharpe, or Sharp, National Hero of Jamaica (1801 - 23 May 1832), was the slave leader behind the widespread Jamaican Baptist War slave rebellion of 1831.

Thank you. Do you need me to add any template or images anywhere?

Will do. Would you do a template for Senchral Amoerka? Thanks. --Yocahuna (talk) 10:49, 11 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, could you specify which kind of template? Maybe the one in here? --Katxis (talk) 10:54, 11 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Take a look at the article about Central America. --Katxis (talk) 11:12, 11 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, i guess i was getting ahead of myself. Don't think we're at that level yet. But there are other groupings which have not been done like Grieta Antiliiz, Lesa Antiliiz, Nedalan Antiliiz, Winwad Ailan, Liiwad Ailan. Not sure if a template is needed or that bar thingy at the bottom of the page. --Yocahuna (talk) 11:19, 11 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Before i do the Samuel Sharpe page, maybe a template for Nashinal Iiro? There are seven of them. --Yocahuna (talk) 11:22, 11 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Ok. I'll take a look and I'll create new templates. That one was needed as well so, one less to create xd. --Katxis (talk) 11:25, 11 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Wonderful. Thank you so much. --Yocahuna (talk) 11:43, 11 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Template:Wp/jam/Nashinal Iiro a Jumieka


Fedaral Dipendansi a Venizuela, Winwad Ailanz, Ada ailan ah fiicha aatikl

--Yocahuna (talk) 10:25, 12 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Whenever you can, please take a look at your Gmail. Katxis (talk) 09:33, 22 April 2016 (UTC) Please translate: Federal Dependencies of Venezuela, Windward Islands, Other islands and featured article. --Katxis (talk) 09:47, 12 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Wehenever you can, please take a look at your Gmail. Katxis (talk) 09:33, 22 April 2016 (UTC) Please translate: Federal Dependencies of Venezuela, Windward Islands, Other islands and featured article. --Katxis (talk) 09:47, 12 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Fedaral Dipendansi a Venizuela, Winwad Ailanz, Ada ailan ah fiicha aatikl

--Yocahuna (talk) 10:25, 12 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Taxobox[edit source]

Take a look at Wp/jam/Pitieta. --Katxis (talk) 07:24, 28 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Looks good to me, thanks. I'll go ahead and translate the terms. --Yocahuna (talk) 08:26, 28 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Which name do you prefer for the language?

  • Jumiekan Kryuol
  • Jumiekan Patwa

It will appear in the left hand side of the page when consulting other Wikipedias with other languages the article is translated to. --Katxis (talk) 08:44, 28 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Can we have just Jumiekan? There are issues with the other names. If not, i'll go with Jumiekan Kryuol. --Yocahuna (talk) 08:49, 28 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Approved[edit source]

In case you didn't read it yet: got some great news for you and your fellow Jamaican Wikipedians! Steinbach (talk) 07:21, 30 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks. I did read it. Very gratified. It has been a long haul, and at times a struggle. Now we can catch our breath. --Yocahuna (talk) 07:26, 30 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

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