Hello. I don't like that much table. I would rather see it at the end of the articles in as section like grammatical note. thank you for correcting my articles :-). See you. -- youssef 12:22 Feb 15, 2003 (UTC)~
Hi, about the order of things, I'd say the most important/central piece of information should go up to the top of the article, more specific info further down into specialised sections. For my subjective feeling, I'd consider the definition(s) of an entry essential. MarcS 12:21 Feb 18, 2003 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply Mark. I did consider these issues as I developed my own ideas, which I expressed at User:Eclecticology/Vision. There is no doubt that the most important thing about a word is what it means, and your idea would work perfectly well if every word had just one single clear meaning. My general approach has been to begin with those ideas that lead to a fork in the road of a word's development. The word bear can be either a verb or a noun. It's two very different meanings have completely different origins. Both are pronounced the same so at least that's not a problem. The noun is well behaved, but the verb is irregular. To varying extents these things often must be considered before we can even get to the definition.
What I've quickly learned is that dictionary writing is more complicated and difficult than it would at first appear. The challenges are, ne3vertheless, interesting. Eclecticology 18:24 Feb 18, 2003 (UTC)
What I dislike most about the table is the messy looking html-like code in the Edit view. Would it be possible to add tags for a standard "simple" table? Something like:
- TH: Imperfect : Past Perfect : Present Participle
- TR: abashed : abashed : abashing
InfoSlave 18:23 Feb 21, 2003 (UTC) (woooo! i discovered the four tildes trick :) )
- Note: the below discussion was moved from the Wiktionary:Tea room.