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Hi there. Please see arbiter for how we like Latin nouns formatted. (and hortari for verbs) Here is our standard welcome. SemperBlotto 12:30, 3 March 2007 (UTC)


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Yes, the templates are rather complicated. That's why I recommend looking at lots of examples, and especially reading Wiktionary:About Latin before diving in and creating entries that will have to be rewritten. My own knowledge of Latin is not of a good enough standard, so I don't normally add Latin entries. SemperBlotto 14:45, 3 March 2007 (UTC)



Thanks for your contributions. I just wanted to let you know that at Wiktionary, unlike at, say, Wikipedia, we avoid redirects in almost all cases. If something is a genuinely common misspelling, we can transclude the {{misspelling of}} template as the definition, but we never redirect random typos, because that would start interfering with our ability to include every word in every language.

RuakhTALK 16:51, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

I've noticed, and it's appreciated. :-) —RuakhTALK 16:56, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, but I'm not quite sure what you mean about links getting logged. Are you asking whether Wiktionary keeps track of inbound links from other Wikimedia projects? I don't think so, no. —RuakhTALK 20:01, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Uppercase and lowercase entry names[edit]

I notice that you added content about etsi to ETSI. I'm guessing what happened is, you went to, it asked you if you meant "ETSI" and after a few seconds sent you to ETSI, and so you edited ETSI to add the info? (This is one frustrating thing about the didyoumean extension; sometimes that's really not what you mean.) As far as I know, the easiest way to work around this is to start by editing ETSI to add {{see|etsi}} to the top, and then using the redlink to edit etsi. (Annoying, I know, but I don't know of an easier way.) —RuakhTALK 18:02, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

By the way, you might want to look at Wiktionary talk:About Latin. This never got added to the policy page for some reason, but there seems to be consensus that entries for Latin verbs should be at the first principal part (the first-person singular active indicative), not at the second (the infinitive). (The infinitive would then be defined as "The infinitive form of ____".) You might want to discuss it there before adding too many Latin verb entries at the infinitive pages. —RuakhTALK 20:05, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Your user page[edit]

Please see my edit to your template on your user page; Language sections are "level 2" not "level 1." Thanks. --Connel MacKenzie 23:30, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Latin Adjectives[edit]

Let me first say thank you for all you've done. It's always great to have more classicists on board! I'm sorry to nitpick, but this may make your life easier in the long run. I've re-done your entries on furtīvus and furtīva (as well as an overhaul of the very old furtīvum). It is a practice of Wiktionary to put information such as related terms or etymology solely on the lemma forms of words, which - for Latin adjectives and nouns - happens to be the masculine, nominative, singular. You may want to try using something like this for your entry template:


# [[white]]


And, correspondingly, for feminine nominative singular adjectives:


# {{inflection of|albus#Latin|albus|f|nom|s}}
# {{inflection of|albus#Latin|albus|f|voc|s}}
# {{inflection of|albus#Latin|albus|n|nom|p}}
# {{inflection of|albus#Latin|albus|n|acc|p}}
# {{inflection of|albus#Latin|albus|n|voc|p}}

# {{inflection of|albus#Latin|albus|f|abl|s}}

[[category:Latin adjective forms]]

And, finally, for neuter nominative singular adjectives:


# {{inflection of|albus#Latin|albus|n|nom|s}}
# {{inflection of|albus#Latin|albus|m|acc|s}}
# {{inflection of|albus#Latin|albus|n|acc|s}}
# {{inflection of|albus#Latin|albus|n|voc|s}}

[[category:Latin adjective forms]]

Hopefully that all makes sense (if it doesn't, please feel free to ask me questions), and keep up the fantastic work! Medellia 02:27, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

As far as the WikiBooks project is concerned, I'd love to join. I actually just completed a course on Catullus (and Horace); my final essay was on Carmen 51 in the context of Sappho. Suffice it to say that the subject is fairly fresh in my mind! Medellia 17:19, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Latin categories[edit]

Thank you for your entries. Instead of {{Category:Latin verbs}}, etc., please use [[Category:Latin verbs]] (with square brackets). —Stephen 10:59, 17 October 2007 (UTC)