Talk:weekend

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Adjective entry for "weekend"[edit]

Is this really needed? I'm a newbie, but I'd assume that many nouns (and indeed many gerunds) can be used as adjectives/attributives. Yes, the form might change when translated into another language but does this mean we need two entries for English nouns in wiktionary - one for "noun" and another for "adjective"? Can someone enlighten me? Tooironic 13:06, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Also I would like to add I did a quick check on an English noun that is also used to denote a passage of time - Spring - and noticed that only "noun" and "verb" definitions are listed. Why is this? Surely there should be some consistency here? Tooironic 13:10, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
I'd suggest keeping the adjective. There is a meaning of weekend to indicate a hobby interest in something, even though it might not take place outside the normal working week. Not sure if we need another def, or expand the ones we have now.--Dmol 07:02, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Pronounced with a schwa?[edit]

Is this ever pronounced /ˈwiːkənd/? I’m asking because weakened lists weekend as a homophone. — Ungoliant (falai) 15:36, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Certainly not in the US, and I can't imagine anyone other native speaker pronouncing it that way, either. I wonder if the person who added it (not a native speaker) thinks that weakened has a full vowel in the second syllable. Either way, I've never heard either pronounced like the other. Chuck Entz (talk) 23:38, 30 April 2017 (UTC)