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Help! Why does the numbering restart (1,1,2 instead of 1,2,3)?

I fixed it. The problem was the examples were indented with : instead of #:. Using the latter form stops the numbering from getting restarted afterwards. By the way, it's nice to sign talk pages; you can do that by putting ~~~~ after your message. Ortonmc 23:35, 11 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Tea room discussion[edit]

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Reading about the Phoenix Mars mission, I get the impression that the word sol is bsing used to mean a day but on another planet. E.g. Over the last couple of sols, the Phoenix team made its first test scoop and dig into the Martian surface. Can anyone confirm this? Is it current use, or prologism? -- Algrif 11:13, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

No it's an established word, used for some reason only of Mars. The OED traces it back to the early 70s. I'll stick it in. Widsith 11:23, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
Many thanks. See you the sol after next. -- Peace -- Spock. (aka Algrif 14:13, 5 June 2008 (UTC))

etymology of sol#Latin[edit]

According to recent additions to the etymology of Latin sol, it is cognate with Old English and Old Norse sol. But doesn't Old English have sonne as the native term for the "sun"? I have always understood that sol in Old English and Old Norse was borrowed from Latin, like so many other words. --EncycloPetey 01:08, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

According to “sol” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog Old Norse sunna is a sideform til (lateral form to), which methinks is similar to cognate and sunna and sól (most likely 𐍃𐌰𐌿𐌹𐌻 and 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌽𐍉 too) have a common predecesser, but do not descend from one another. The uſer hight Bogorm converſation 09:53, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm still suspicious of it, but at least we have a published reference to back up the assertion. --EncycloPetey 03:03, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

misleading templates[edit]

Wouldn't have been simpler to instead of complaining about misleading templates to have gone ahead and used - as the second argument of {{etyl}} to suppress adding the category. I would have thought at least one of you three would have recalled how to do that. — Carolina wren discussió 19:20, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Well, I forgot, not that I remember ever having remembered that. DCDuring TALK 22:39, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

RFD discussion: December 2015–March 2016[edit]

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Local day on another planet. Not capitalized AFAIK. DAVilla 08:36, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

What's it a misspelling of? Renard Migrant (talk) 13:19, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
sol lowercase. —Aryamanarora (मुझसे बात करो) 22:19, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
Pedantic but that's the same spelling, only the case is different. Renard Migrant (talk) 23:10, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
I wouldn't call it a misspelling. Delete it if it's really rare, tag it an {{alternative case form of}} if it's only moderately rare. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 21:54, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Since it's not a misspelling I would just delete it. Renard Migrant (talk) 21:57, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

RFC discussion: March 2007–November 2009[edit]

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There are no less than five distinct words (that is, five different etymologies) in the entry sol, all with only one floating pronuciation section at the top. I've added the pronunciation which applies to the musical term, but does anybody else care to figure out to which of the senses that floating pronunciation applies? -- Beobach972 22:08, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

I would add a request for clarification on capitalization. Is the period of time capitalized (as here) or not (as on wp)? May the name of the star (our star) be written in either capitalization? \Mike 20:50, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Pronunciations have been added --Volants 15:23, 13 November 2009 (UTC)