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New word article: auxotonic. I hope to find more words out there which aren't covered yet to help expand this and interconnect the wiki and benefit vocabularies.


hentai meaning "pervert"[edit]

Hi. Could you comment at the Wiktionary:RFV#hentai so we can keep the discussion in one place for later archiving? I don't think I've ever cited from film or television, but I suppose they might be "durable" sources if archived somewhere (e.g. a commercially published DVD?). Equinox 16:42, 27 October 2010 (UTC)


Etymologies are placed on the lemma (main entry) form of Latin verbs, not on the various form pages. --EncycloPetey 23:09, 21 November 2010 (UTC)


I will be taking the liberty of substituting {{rfv-sense}} for {{fact}}. We don't use {{fact}}. I take your main point to be that we should document that these meanings have "entered the lexicon", ie, become part of the English language, in the sense of being usable without definition by some portion of English speakers. It will be interesting to see whether the wikileaks phenomenon will take over the word in popular speech/writing. DCDuring TALK 22:30, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Our procedures differ from WP's. Here are the main tags:
  1. RfV - Prove this is a real word.
  2. RfV-sense - Prove this word really has this definition.
  3. RfD - This does meet our standards for inclusion, even if it is used.
  4. RfD-sense - This definition does not meet our standards for inclusion.
  5. RfC - Clean up.

- HTH DCDuring TALK 00:43, 10 December 2010 (UTC)


A few changes[edit]

I hope you don't mind but I have just made a few changes to your recent edits relating to congruō: [1] this edit I made because we usually put this sort of information on the actual page, i.e. congruēns, rather than clutter up the derived terms with this information; [2] I have added the template {{etyl}} for this one so it properly categorises, and I have switched the etymon to grex because congregō cannot come from gregō if grego is attested much later than when congrego was; this is what my dictionary also says; [3] I have added congruentia to the etymology because it makes more sense and made the etymology link directly to congruō because it makes it easier on the user; and finally [4] which is like the last case, so that it links directly to the entry without the need of a 'see also'. Caladon 09:33, 27 March 2011 (UTC)