Talk:cilj

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Cilj doesn't come from German.It is a common Slavic word. Russian : цель Slovakian: cieľ Czech : cíl Polish : cel Bulgarian,Macedonian : цел

Or did all the Slavs borrow it from German?

Or did Old High German borrow it from a Slavic language? Mglovesfun (talk) 18:05, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Maybe?Why not?


Zabadu, a word being present in all Slavic languages doesn't mean that it didn't come from German. If you had bothered checking the etymologies listed on each respective entry, you'd notice that they all have German as the source (Russian got it via Polish, but ultimately from German). For SC, you can easily check http://hjp.novi-liber.hr/. There's actual linguists working on etymologies, you shouldn't follow your hunch to determine an etymology. Fejstkajkafski (talk) 11:27, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

All Serbo-Croatian entries are edited by Croats,words exclusive in Croatian are added,all references are Croatian,all word examples are Croatian.Why is everything Croatian?Why is this wiktionary so biased?Serbian has almost double number of speakers than Croatian yet Croat words outnumber Serbian here.Please answer me.

Zabadu (talk)

There are entries for pastuh,muha,buha,gruda,shvaćati,grablje,udova but not a single of these words existed(Serbian) until I created them  :pastuv,muva,buva,grudva,shvatati,grabulje,udovica.Many cyrillic entries are missing even though Latin exist.

Also why don't you add that Russian цель also comes from German?And Slovene cilj?Why doesn't German Ziel has cognates in other Germanic languages?

Zabadu (talk)

German *Ziel* does have cognates in other Germanic languages. It's cognate to English till, Old Norse, Danish, Faroese, Icelandic and Norwegian til and Swedish till. kajkavski (talk) 11:40, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Answer me other questions Zabadu (talk)

Zabadu, if there are dictionary lemmas, it's because someone wrote them, and if there are missing dictionary lemmas, it's because no one wrote them yet. This has nothing to do with censorship or being biased, but with users being interested (or not). There isn't anybody who tells people what to do and what lemmas to create. --MaEr (talk) 12:38, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Can we say that Russian цель and Slovene cilj also come from German? Zabadu (talk)

My grammar says so about Russian цель. From Polish, from Middle High German. I cannot say anything about Slovene. --MaEr (talk) 14:41, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Pleteršnikov Slovensko-nemški slovar claims that the Slovene word cilj originates from German ziel, just like the other Slavic counterparts. kajkavski (talk) 14:52, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Hahahaha. You don't know about Slovene,ha?Even though it is the same word with same meaning as Serbo-Croat word cilj?Hahaha.You are really bright. All Slavs say cilj but only SH one is from German?Very interesting.How convincing.If you don't mark that all Slavic words like cilj(in different forms) come from German then I will keep deleting SH etymology. Zabadu (talk)

I don't say what I know. I just quoted a reliable source.
And I'm not going to do your homework. --MaEr (talk) 15:23, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

"I don't say what I know" haha what does that mean??Something literally translated from German?Do all Slavic words cilj come from German or not?If not neither does SH word cilj. Zabadu (talk)