User talk:Scientific29

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Again, welcome! Mglovesfun (talk) 15:56, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

-ology[edit]

Your recent additions to Category:English words suffixed with -ology seem wrong. For instance, "physiology" is not suffixed with "-ology"; it has to be analyzed as physio- + -logy. So please stop adding items to the category. --Dan Polansky 19:49, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

My mistake. So all (or many of) those pages really belong in Category:English words suffixed with -logy and Category:English nouns ending in "-ology"? Scientific29 19:53, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
I think most of the words fit into Category:English words suffixed with -logy, to which they are added automatically by an etymology template when it is used, as is seen in astrology and its "Surface form {{confix|astro|logy}}". If you know only little about English morphology, you may as well forego adding morphological categories to words. --Dan Polansky 21:14, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
In addition, some of the words ending in -logy or -ology have not been formed by adding a suffix to an English stem, but by a change in spelling from a word formed in another language, such as German or French. We try to show the actual historical etymology. Please take a look at -arian, especially its history, to see how several etymological paths can lead to the same ending. DCDuring TALK 23:30, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
Ok. Would Category:English nouns ending in "-ology" be a more appropriate place for these words? I do feel its important that Wikitionary have a decent list of "ologies" somewhere. Thanks! Scientific29 17:49, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes. That is a better name. It might be even better to drop the "o" and name it Category:English nouns ending in "-logy". We have a similar Category:English nouns ending in "-ism". That ending has similar derivational variation. DCDuring TALK 23:26, 13 February 2011 (UTC)