Wiktionary:Welcome to our foreign guests



This is the Afrikaans version of Wiktionary.

If Afrikaans is not your native language: a special welcome to you! We hope that you will enrich our growing Wiktionary with contributions in your own language.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in our geselshoekie.



We use quite a lot of templates here, some of which might look familiar to you if you have experience with wiktionaries in other languages. This page is mostly intended to get you on your way with that. Usually knowing a handful of templates is enough to contribute in a very useful way.

For your convenience the most important templates appear in blue underneath the edit window if you select the option "Wiktionary" on the drop down left underneath that window.

Main language templates


Each language should have a main language template like {{=en=}} for English or {{=af=}} for Afrikaans. It begins a heading of level one for a contribution in a language.

Afrikaans is always at the top of the page. Other languages follow in alphabetical order (in Afrikaans spelling).



What follows are templates like:

{{-etimologie-}} for etymological information. This may be out of reach if you do not speak Afrikaans, but if you can give us a hint and a reference to a source that would be great. References conclude the lemma with the template {{verwysings}}.
{{-uitspraak-}} for pronunciation. Both IPA-renditions and audio-files can easily be entered in the template {{woordklank}} "t=" asks for the language code and "o=" receives a value when a sound file is available.
{{-woordafbreking-}} for the break down of a word in syllables.

Word class


Next we get the actual word:

{{-ww.-}} for verb
{{-s.nw-}} for noun
{{-b.nw-}} for adjective
{{-bywd-}} for adverb
{{-voegw-}} for conjunction
{{-telwd-}} for numeral
{{-vnw-}} for pronoun

It is typically preceded by a table of forms like {{-af-ww.-}} that appears on the right of the lemma. A generic form for such a table is {{-woord-}}


{{betekenisse}} gives a heading for the definitions of the word.
{{voorbeeldsinne}} give a heading for example phrases.