User talk:Erutuon

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Again, welcome! Thanks for the fixes to {{grc-decl-3rd-ευς}}. Any questions on Ancient Greek on Wiktionary, or anything else about the project, feel quite free to ask. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 23:32, 20 February 2009 (UTC)


It is a waste of screen space to have such encyclopedic information. Please come up with classes that have fewer members or with links to WP articles that contain the information, perhaps WP category pages. DCDuring TALK 23:27, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Sorry. I have no vested interest in lists of chemical elements. I just figured that if someone went to the work of creating a long list, we may as well preserve it. Perhaps it would be better to move it to the transition metal entry or something. Erutuon 00:23, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
I'm sure the "work" consisted of cutting and pasting from a list, possibly already in a wiki format, with brackets and punctuation. In any event, I "hid" it under {{rel-top}}. It may be that all of or our semantic relations (possibly excepting synonyms) should be so hidden in its entirety. On long entries, some of us wonder whether monolingual English users especially manage to find their way through long entries with multiple Etymology and Part of speech sections. Non-English and multilingual users are necessarily more accustomed to paging down or using the ToC. DCDuring TALK 00:34, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Old French[edit]

Hi, if you have the time and the competence, please have a look at Category:Old French terms needing attention. There are parallel categories for Middle French and Anglo-Norman. Also things like Category:Requests for etymology (Old French) and Category:Requests for pronunciation (Old French). Cheers, Mglovesfun (talk) 11:11, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Arabic diacritics[edit]

Thanks for adding them, but note that compound Arabic diacritics (such as shadda-fatHa) can’t be added. Compound Arabic diacritics are incompatible with our software, and they always get saved in the wrong order. There is a way around this problem, but it is somewhat complicated, so it’s best to just add shadda or fatHa/kasra/dhamma, but not both (normally choose the shadda). Also, I would not put a sukun on a final consonant, because final consonants do get vowels under various conditions and environments. —Stephen (Talk) 03:10, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Nasal infixes and other fixes[edit]

Howdy! I noticed your call for Latin and AG nasal infix categories, etc. I'd love to help out on the Latin end, if it gets approved. So feel free to message me if that gets the go-ahead. On another note, I was recently informed by User:ObsequiousNewt that {{grc-IPA}} is preferred over {{grc-ipa-rows}}. You'll have to talk to him about the nitty-gritty of why, but just a friendly FYI! Hope you are having a lovely new year! —JohnC5 (Talk | contribs) 09:23, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the info about the Greek template! I reverted my edits. :) I figure the main thing with the infix categories is how to add them to entries — what sort of template should be used, and so on. From briefly looking at just now, it appears similar categories are very sparsely populated! However, there seems to be a {{prefix}}; perhaps a {{infix}} could be created, though it might require some fancy template coding that only others know how to do. Eru·tuon 09:38, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
And there is such a template. (I didn't check before posting.) Eru·tuon 09:39, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
I have used the {{prefix}} and {{suffix}} templates extensively but never the {{infix}} template. I think I could help most with finding the infixed terms and with editing the -n- article, if you need help in those domains.
PS: You are correct that Bach is most assurèdly the greatest composer to have ever lived.
JohnC5 (Talk | contribs) 09:59, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
The "why" is that {{grc-IPA}} uses a module to generate pronunciations (and is generally the newer template.) As for the infix thing-- there's only that one place that happens with CVnCánō verbs, and it's from PIE, so I'd probably do something more like {{infix|*sleh₂gʷ|*n|lang=ine-pro}}. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to add any categories. I'll look at Module:compounds, but perhaps it's just best to manually add the category on each page. ObsequiousNewt (ἔβαζα|ἐτλέλεσα) 16:55, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
It could be done that way at first, but I have something a little more complex in mind. Could a template be created to display thus? (The present stem λαμβάν- originates) from *lh₂⟨n⟩gʷn̥-: zero-grade of *sleh₂gʷ- without s-mobile, with nasal infix *n, and with suffix *n̥. (I'm just guessing αν is n̥.) I think this would require a more PIE-oriented template, one that probably does not exist: one that is coded with PIE phonotactics and variant forms of roots, and will allow variations of ablaut and other morphophonological elements. Maybe it's a crazy idea. Eru·tuon 17:49, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Given the PIE-related nature of this idea, I posted in Wiktionary talk:About Proto-Indo-European. Eru·tuon 18:07, 5 January 2015 (UTC)