[Foundation-l] Brazilian Portuguese Wikipedia

Virgilio A. P. Machado vam at fct.unl.pt
Tue Dec 7 03:29:33 UTC 2010


So what? If he does, he didn't show it as far as Portuguese is 
concerned. Any six year old child has a basic grasp of Portuguese 
grammar (spelled that right...) even before they enter elementary 
school. Basic grasp of any other 16 languages is not required. :-)

I don't think Mark has any use for advocates. he is old enough to 
speak for himself, isn't he?

Try another approach. :-)


Virgilio A. P. Machado
The one with a basic grasp of only six languages, and feels totally 
disadvantaged compared to the World population in general, and 
Wikipedians in particular

At 02:59 07-12-2010, you wrote:
>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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