[Foundation-l] Brazilian Portuguese Wikipedia

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 02:59:28 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 9:52 PM, Virgilio A. P. Machado <vam at fct.unl.pt> wrote:

> Before signing off, and before I forget, let me
> ask another trivial question. It has been a long,
> long time since you have opened a grammar of any
> language, hasn't it? That's an easy guess,
> considering what a grammar is
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammar) and that
> the differences between Brazilian Portuguese and
> Portuguese of Portugal go way beyond differences
> in orthography. You'll find a lot of good links
> here:
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Vapmachado/Portuguese_language_issues,
> particularly this one:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_Portuguese#Grammar
> I think you'll be just treading water, and will
> not get anywhere this way. Why not try: Let's not
> feed the trolls, and ignore me, has you guys use
> to do, when you don't get right down uncivil?
> Sincerely,
> Virgilio A. P. Machado (Vapamachado)
> An harmless guy who had this idea that Wikipedia
> was a great thing for his students, and paid dearly for it.

According to his userpage, Mark Williamson has at least a basic grasp
of something like 17 languages. It's possible he has more experience
with a grammar than you expect.


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