User talk:Bluemask

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--Stranger 00:10, 2 October 2005 (UTC)

Filipino Months[edit]

Thanks for adding these mords. Please note that the category you've placed them in is incorrectly named. These months are not unique to the Filipino cultures. Rather they are found in the Tagalog language. The Category should be structured as Catgory:tl:Months. There are categories for "Arabic months" and "Chinese Months", but these exist because the systme for dividing months in those calendars differs from the rest of the world. By caontrast "de:Months" (where de is the code for German) lists words that are found in German and translate as the names of months. --EncycloPetey 05:50, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

I understood your point. What I mean in this category is Filipino language (w:Filipino language as a different language from the w:Tagalog language) words of months. I am afraid I don't know what category name should be used for Filipino language like "tl:Months" for Tagalog. --Bluemask 06:05, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
I don't either. Filipino is a non-standardized language;Tagalog is the standardized form. One of the basic priniciples we work from on Wiktionary is that langauge headers and included languages should comform to the language code abbreviations that are standard across all the Wiki projects. The code for Tagalog is TL, but I can't find any evidence that Filipino has a code, which means it's not "eligible" for inclusion in Wiktionary. Now, I don't fully agree with this system, but it does seem to be the generally accepted norm. It may be a matter of simply finding the code for Filipino (the Tea Room is the best place to ask), or it may require a more vigorous campaign to have Filipino accepted as a language in its own right. --EncycloPetey 23:46, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you very much. I could not tell why #IFEXISTS wasn't working, until you corrected it by removing the "S".  :-) All better now. --Connel MacKenzie 07:18, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Heh. We don't 'edit conflict' when editing each other's talk pages.  :-)
I knew the alignment would be choppy on the bottom, however, Special:Wantedpages is currently thwacked by this one template, unacceptably. Since it won't get refreshed until Saturday, it caused problems with Special:Recentchanges. Very, very annoying. --Connel MacKenzie 07:24, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
By the way, do you use irc for irc.freenode.net#wiktionary ? --Connel MacKenzie 07:26, 2 August 2006 (UTC)