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Old Hairy

Hello Ukkeli.

Just to let you know I have been assigned to sub-edit your entry A2198577. I'll keep you informed of what I'm doing by posting here.


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Ukkeli, Keeper of Article Free English

Ok, just don't add too many articles smiley - winkeye

smiley - snowman


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Post 3

Old Hairy

I'm trying very hard not to add articles. The main changes are to expand the item at each date to make a complete sentence, and to ensure that the tense is consistent in all those items. I am putting them all into the past tense, as they are all history.

In one item, you say 'Publication of the first novel in Finnish, The Seven Brothers, by Aleksis Kivi.'. Was that really the title, or was there a Finnish title? I'll put the translation in brackets if the original was Finnish.

Happy with what I have done so far?


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Ukkeli, Keeper of Article Free English

This could have been allready in original:
1835Kalevala, needs space between

Seven brothers naturally had Finnish title "Seitsemän veljestä"

Can't remember, probably my own wording here:
1906 Finland acquires its own national parliament,

Acquires is not quite rigth word here, we had own parliament ever since 1809, it originally was based on four "classes" nobles, priests, townsman and farmers, women had no vote and so on.... So maybe rephrasing it into something like:

Finland's own national parliament was modernized to one elected by equal and universal suffrage, Finnish.....

Me smiley - ok with work done so far!

smiley - snowman


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Post 5

Old Hairy

I'm very sorry to have taken so long, but I have had some problems in RL recently. I think it is finished now.

The major changes I have made are:-
1939-40 in the first sentence. We say outnumbered 10 to 1 when there are more enemies, not 1 to 10 as you put it.
1952 changed compensation to reparation, which is a special word for compensation paid due to a war.

Otherwise, I have changed Soviet Union to Soviet Russia to avoid an article, and New nation to Finland for the same reason. I also finished tweaking the tenses, and embodied your suggestion in the last posting without change.

If you are happy with the final result, I will submit to the queue for the front page.


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Post 6

Ukkeli, Keeper of Article Free English

No need to be sorry, no further comments and thanks for work well done, have some smiley - tea & smiley - cake or smiley - ale, your choise there.

smiley - snowman


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