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Your reverted edit[edit] Why did you revert that? Did you hear the pronunciation in the sound file? Did you see google page I referenced (in words) in the edit summary?

Yaroslav Nikitenko (talk) 11:31, 5 January 2020 (UTC) UPD January 5. Do you care to answer? How to I complain about a wikipedia member? Just now I revert back my changes.

rollback of edit to notch[edit]

I think your rollback was in error. I've reverted the rollback. Zeimusu (talk) 21:18, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

In hindsight, it was probably too extreme an action, but this sense of notch is probably better treated as an alternative form of nock, which is the most common term for it in archery. I'll bring it up at the WT:Tea room. Chuck Entz (talk) 21:39, 4 January 2020 (UTC)


Any chance this is BedrockPerson? I don't remember them using an IP, but some bad edits made me suspicious. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 04:35, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

They used everything but the kitchen sink, and the IPs they used geolocated the same as this one- Optimum Online, usually Oyster Bay, or Brooklyn, New York. See Special:Contributions/ for some recent stuff. I was going to mention it to you today, but then I saw that you had already reverted one of their edits, so I figured you were already aware of it. Chuck Entz (talk) 05:21, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
If you know, please block! I reverted what came across my path, but now I'll nuke it all just to be safe. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:18, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
Oh, and concerning overlap on certain entries with Special:Contributions/Inqvisitor, who I think is not the same person. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:27, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
No overlap on the back end. Certainly not using the same IP or device. Chuck Entz (talk) 07:02, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

Possible PaM socks[edit]

Do you think all of these are PaM socks? There are probably more - it seems there's a new one for every batch of pages they create.

surjection?〉 16:43, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

If my suspicions are correct, I can start blocking new ones on sight. — surjection?〉 16:45, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
Yep. Here's what I've found so far (all confirmed):
Angel protpeyyu (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Arintaarintab (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Cluwdglued949 (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Dngwuufhuyey (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Drimidhalfdemonzu (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks)
Habbannezakiyaab (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Iskuqorroqk (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Kus55fazow (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Martam Brigmah (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks),Mitecrockuthown (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks)
Nmbg7t9 (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), PlHHY6b (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Patientluckywell (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Qarnigilixaadleh (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Ratherbgtfborn (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks)
Tufuoo00 (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Xaaladaamarabi (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks), Xawaiyobeeshasare (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks)
As for your others: I can only run checks on edits that are less than 90 days old, so anything before mid-October is out of range. When I have time, I'll have to put together a filter to tag account creations in PaM's IP ranges. There's a large body of known IP edits, so I don't need to dip into confidential information to tell you that their profile is ISP: TalkTalk/Tiskali/Carphone Warehouse, Region: Northeast London area and neighboring Essex. Chuck Entz (talk) 05:27, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
Now that I think about it, I don't believe the abuse filter has access to IP information for accounts, so scratch that. Chuck Entz (talk) 02:22, 9 January 2020 (UTC)


Why do you revert everything without an explanation? You are obliged to provide description to every edit you make. Why did you revert that Margarita doesn't mean Daisy? Do you have any sources to support your actions? --Dignitee (talk) 21:01, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

Do you have any sources to support yours? "Margarita" means both "Daisy" and "Pearl", with both being valid English given names. As for the rest, the rollback tool doesn't allow for an explanation, and at Wiktionary- edit comments are a matter of etiquette, not rules. I had no time to do it the nicer way. Sorry. Chuck Entz (talk) 03:49, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

One more thought[edit]

Also he forged an unsourced connection between the Iranian word which is of Turkic origin and the Greek word. See manipulation? --Meatbowl (talk) 17:29, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

And the thought of the ultimate origin comes from Victar: --Meatbowl (talk) 17:33, 11 January 2020 (UTC)


Hello, what caused your edit rollback in the page Pridnestrovie? Pridnestrovian editor (talk) 17:16, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

First of all, it was ungrammatical and poorly phrased, but also it was really excessive. You did everything but say "they'll shoot you and you'll DIE LIKE A DOG, then THEY'LL SPIT ON YOUR CORPSE!!!!!" Wiktionary has a neutral point of view policy, and that kind of overheated, threatening tone is not welcome here.
Besides, most people outside of your region simply don't care, and if they see that kind of thing, they're more likely to laugh and make jokes about it than to change what name they use. Chuck Entz (talk) 01:44, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
And what did I write in a non-neutral tone? That this word is offensive and extremely undesirable for use in Pridnestrovie? So this is a fact (the confirmation: 1234), there is not a hint of any threats or emotions. But your version, as it were, asserts that there is supposedly a "real name" for this place, but the evil authorities of the PMR have come up for their own term for incomprehensible reasons and make poor people use it. Pridnestrovian editor (talk) 06:20, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Ἐπίγονος page.[edit]

You are absolutely right, Mr. Entz. I just navigated back there to delete that in favor of later creating a page for ἐπίγονος, to find that you have done it for me. I cannot devote time to doing so at this moment (I am messing with the draft of a promissory note at present), but will try to remember to do so when I can. I did just create the English epigonous page, though; that was the word I was looking for as pertains to my document, and I found that Wiktionary did not have it defined (I also put a link to it at epigone under "Derived Terms"). I recently made what I think will be my happiest addition in creating the pages for roof tree and roof trees, which terms I encountered in a Yale Law Review article about the Lien Theory of mortgages. You must admit: "roof tree" is probably one of the most interesting terms of art that I am likely to find...

It is a day later, Mr. Entz, and I have created a page for ἐπίγονος. I hope that it is in correct form.
It looks okay, but I haven't edited Ancient Greek in a long time, so I might be missing something. As for my most recent reversion: on a wiki, it's almost never a good idea to have definitions in the "form of" entries, because people tend to make changes to whatever entry they're working on and not update the other ones. The result is that things can get horribly out of sync. By convention, we treat the nominative singular as the lemma and have everything there. Chuck Entz (talk) 16:47, 19 January 2020 (UTC)


The rollback is incorrect, though I'll grant I'm not sure what the correct way of specifying the etymology is. "Everywhere" is not a compound of "every" and "where". The 'y' is actually all the remains of the old english prefix 'ge-'. So the original compound was of the old english versions of "ever" and "ge-where", with "ge-" acting as an intensifier.

Perhaps. However, the word wasn't formed in modern English from two Old English morphemes. It had to have been inherited from Middle English, which inherited it from Old English. You need to look at how other descendants of Old English compounds are handled. Just off the top of my head, I would say that compound templates such as {{compound}}, {{prefix}}, {{affix}}, etc. shouldn't be used, because they add the entry to a category, and whatever category they generate will be wrong if the compounding happened in another language. There are probably other considerations that I'm not thinking of. Chuck Entz (talk) 03:00, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Etymology at epigone.[edit]

Mr. Entz, I wonder if you will visit the epigone page when you are able. I believe the statement within the Etymology there, that ἐπίγονος comes "from ἐπιγίγνομαι" to be incorrect, as it suggests that γόνος is derived from γίγνομαι. Rather, I think that γόνος entered Ancient Greek more directly as a lemma from earlier IE sources; see the Etymology at γόνος for what I believe to be the correct understanding (wherein γόνος is indicated to be merely the equivalent of γίγνομαι + -ος). I am loath to change any existing etymologies, as I am really not that learned in linguistic history, and so would like another set of more experienced eyes on this. I do not know of your facility with Ancient Greek; perhaps I will consult with User: Erutuon on this, as well? If you should indicate that I can go ahead with it, I shall introduce the changes as indicated above.

I'm not really at the level to verify this kind of etymological detail. Erutuon might be. The safest thing to do in such cases is to add {{rfv-etym}} and start a discussion at the Etymology scriptorium using the "+" link it generates.
That said, there's no reason in principle that γόνος and ἐπίγονος can't have different derivations. I can see how having the pair γίγνομαι and γόνος would prompt someone coining a noun from ἐπιγίγνομαι to model it on γόνος- that kind of thing happens all the time. I've seen a number of reconstruction entries for compounds deleted because it was obvious for historical reasons that the compounds couldn't have dated back that far, even though their component parts did. Chuck Entz (talk) 17:18, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, Mr. Entz. I think that the best thing for me to do at this juncture is to pass this on to Erutuon, and let himself and other qualified people consider what to do. I will initiate a section for this on Erutuon's talk page, and so bring it to his attention.

RE: Notice of Resignation[edit]

I had to update my reply to you. --Apisite (talk) 04:48, 1 February 2020 (UTC)


Now I see why you did all those reverts. It is because Template:RQ:Shakespeare Timon, annoyingly, requires a page number. If there isn't one an error message comes up. I'd say the easiest thing to do is fiddle with the template so it doesn't matter if there's no page number. Not my job, of course, I haven't the know-how --AcpoKrane (talk) 14:08, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Accidental rollback[edit]

Sorry for this; I clicked the wrong link in my watchlist. Rollback links are a bit too powerful sometimes. — Eru·tuon 01:54, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

It's not like I haven't done that a dozen times myself... Chuck Entz (talk) 01:58, 9 February 2020 (UTC)


Think this might be BedrockPerson on an IP? The range (/19) seems to belong to New York University. — surjection?〉 19:20, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Considering the other activity on this range in the past, I decided to go ahead with a block already anyway. — surjection?〉 20:10, 13 February 2020 (UTC)


You unblocked this user, who is still creating useless crap. Please explain yourself. Equinox 02:17, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

You blocked someone who was editing in good faith without any warning and no explanation except for the block message itself. If he was churning out tons of garbage, I would understand- but we're talking about fewer than a dozen edits outside of user space over a month and a half. I'm not saying that blocking is out of the question, just that you were premature.
For what it's worth, I think we're probably dealing with someone who's quite young and has no idea that he's doing anything wrong. Chuck Entz (talk) 07:35, 20 February 2020 (UTC)
Fair enough. It would be nice to drop me a little message of explanation though. But that's up to you. Equinox 03:12, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

I created the page i don’t like you because I believed it met WT:CFI wikiguy (say hi! | what I did) 07:29, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

black swan event[edit]

Hi, may I enquire why you reverted black swan event? Blockhouse321]] (talk) 12:01, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes. A dictionary is about words and phrases as words and phrases. Your entry was about a concept: events that are black swans. There's a reason for the redirect. If you want to deal with a concept, you do that at an encyclopedia. Chuck Entz (talk) 12:08, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
There many economic theories that include events in Wiktionary Category:en:Economics, some specific examples are: dualistic development, Black-Scholes model, ease of doing business index, etc. As an alternative, do you feel it should be listed as a definition under the idiom black swan? Blockhouse321 (talk) 12:17, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
We haven't gotten around to considering those for challenge. Thanks fro drawing our attention to them. DCDuring (talk) 12:07, 2 March 2020 (UTC)


I'm pretty sure User:Hamaabir is User:Irman making a block-evade. --{{victar|talk}} 20:59, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

It's been so long since we had a confirmed Irman sock I have nothing to compare with. Yes, the geolocation of the IP used is consistent in a very general way with what I remember of Irman's location, but it would be consistent with a lot of people who are interested in Persian, so I can't even begin to confirm any connection. If you know of any accounts active within the past 90 days, or even IP edits that I could use to narrow down the geographic range, it might help- but I'm afraid the checkuser tool isn't going to be much use here. Chuck Entz (talk) 02:49, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
I pointed Victar to you on the assumption that you had saved the data somewhere. Given that you can't help, I've blocked him purely on the basis of my Spidey-sense, which is not optimal practice, but it looks to be the best we can do here. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 04:05, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, @Metaknowledge. --{{victar|talk}} 10:05, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Does User:هندیمان سالار match Hamaabir? — surjection??〉 15:14, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Not conclusively, since the computer configuration is a bit on the generic side (the version numbers changed- but that just means they keep their software updated) and the IPs are different (albeit from the same "Data Center/Web Hosting/Transit"-type company). It's definitely consistent with the same computer assigned a different IP by the same provider after a couple of weeks. Chuck Entz (talk) 16:34, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

User:Simichka is likely another block-evade of User:Irman. @Metaknowledge, Fay Freak --{{victar|talk}} 16:10, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

@Metaknowledge already issued a block. --{{victar|talk}} 21:44, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
But a CU investigation would still be nice, both as a post hoc confirmation, as well as another data point you can save for future Irman identification, where behaviour may be less conclusive. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 22:12, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Now using User:Palangmoshk. @Metaknowledge, Fay Freak --{{victar|talk}} 15:02, 17 May 2020 (UTC)


Please stop doing nonconstructive edits to gallery, thank you! If it was made by a bot, please troubleshoot your bot. -- 07:07, 20 March 2020 (UTC)


Are you fixing all those ids that I made years ago? I'm a terrible person. Good luck! THUMBS UP! Equinox 03:11, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Highway Revert[edit]

Why did you revert me? I think there should be examples. If I sound biased, still add your own examples. Yes it was made in error. Because I don’t know how, add a link to the English Wikipedia. We could have a discussion! Gale5050 (talk) 20:08, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Don't forget that we're an international dictionary. Your examples would just be alphabet soup to someone from another continent. Besides, you added it to the definition labeled as specific to "rail transport". I'm not sure why we have that definition, or what it means, but it seems like the least likely to need highway numbers at the end. Chuck Entz (talk) 20:13, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
Ok, so can you add something like the New Jersey Transit or Long Island Rail Road? 20:53, 22 March 2020 (UTC)


I thought that he is one of the general authorities who distributes the topics. Belirsizkahve (talk) 18:53, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

There is no such thing. This is a wiki. Everyone here edits whatever they want to, as long as they don't seriously break the rules. Chuck Entz (talk) 19:00, 27 March 2020 (UTC)


You’ve got mail, please check your inbox. RhinosF1 (talk) 19:00, 29 March 2020 (UTC)


I've decided I'm not going to quit. WikitionaryGuy (talk) 06:40, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Ññ as borrowed letter[edit]

Ññ is borrowed by the Philippines from Spanish due to colonization however it is not exclusive only in Tagalog but also in other native languages of the Philippines.

Many surnames and places here in the Philippines have that letter in spelling. Mayon V (talk) 00:33, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

I already tried to delete the Tagalog entry on ñ Mayon V (talk) 00:37, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

I already tried to delete the Tagalog entry on ñ Mayon V (talk) 00:38, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

I reverted you because you basically changed nothing with your edits except that you left a "----" section separator at the bottom of the page where it didn't belong. I have no opinion about the content that you added and removed. You should think about using "Show preview" so you can look at the result of your edits after each change before you click "Publish changes" to save the result. That way you can get it all correct in one edit (most of the time), instead of leaving a long string of partial or failed attempts in the edit history. Chuck Entz (talk) 00:46, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

Why did you revert a thing that you don’t know[edit]

The verb “yap-“ does not have a meaning as “to fuck”. So make a little research before reverting every edit. Rd1978 (talk) 14:42, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

If you think the meaning doesn't exist, use the {{rfv}} template and nominate it at WT:RFVN, don't just remove it. Also, remember that we're a descriptive dictionary: if it's used, we describe the use- even if it's considered bad or "invalid". I know there's lots of slang in my own language that I've never heard- I would expect the same for speakers of other languages. Chuck Entz (talk) 14:49, 20 April 2020 (UTC)


@ User:Chuck Entz: Many thanks for coming to the rescue. You might have guessed that my edits were taken from the Oxford etymology where the Norwegian form was included but might not apply now. My only reason for using that one was that the Old Swedish form 'sār' tended to blur the path to the root; but readers are more familiar with the Swedish cognates anyway. To link with Leasnam's progression to the P.I.E. root is Frisian 'such'; but am personally not carried by that root which initally seems to be that of 'seek'. Another less reliable source states that it derives from the root of 'sad' and Latin 'satio'. Kind Regards. Andrew H. Gray 18:32, 21 April 2020 (UTC) Andrew

What makes you think no one cares about it?[edit]

She had hundreds of thousands of subscribers on YouTube. Doesn't it seem like a fair number of them probably care that she deleted all her main channel videos? —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 07:10, 26 April 2020 (UTC).

Meanwhile, 200,000 people have died of COVID-19, and perhaps a thousand times more than that are out of work. I don't think any of them are losing any sleep over videos on a YouTube channel.
That aside, vandalizing a quote in an online dictionary entry for the phrase "raindrop cake" has to be one of the lamest, stupidest ways to express an opinion that could possibly be imagined- especially since it's never going to be visible for more than a few hours. Even if anyone ever sees your little missives, they're far more likely to wonder what kind of moron would write such a thing in such a place then to suddenly come around to your way of thinking. And if you're trying to strike back at this person, chances are they won't even be aware that you did it.
You remind me of a fighter pilot who gets so focused on their target that they fly straight into the ground at full speed. What were you thinking? Chuck Entz (talk) 07:42, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
Chuck is totally right, IP - nobody cares. Take your petty disputes elsewhere. — surjection??〉 09:50, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
The article they were relevant to on Wikipedia got extended-protected.—This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 04:26, 27 April 2020 (UTC).
Of course it was. And the Wikidata item, too. You shouldn't be posting that kind of stuff anywhere, but definitely not on any Wikimedia site. That kind of behavior doesn't accomplish anything. It just wastes your time and everybody else's, and it makes you look really, pathetically bad. You need to find something more constructive to do, and hope that nobody you know ever finds out about this. Chuck Entz (talk) 05:18, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
I don't see it as a waste of time given that I have nothing better to do with a lot of the time in this period of time in which everything outside the internet is shut down.

Nuts vs fruits[edit] - "A nut is a fruit composed of an inedible hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible" I am reverting your rollback. cheers Paul venter (talk) 10:25, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

@Paul venter That's the botanical definition of fruit, which most of our readers are unaware of. The idea of a definition is to convey information to our readers, not to nitpick based on technicalities. If you want to be technical, a strawberry isn't a fruit, nor is the edible part of an apple, but a sunflower seed is- and a watermelon is a berry. Chuck Entz (talk) 16:25, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

If you don't want to be technical then you should not differentiate between nuts and fruits - most dictionaries define an orchard as a collection of fruit trees - no mention of nuts Paul venter (talk) 09:21, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

I see Wikipedia's article says "orchards comprise fruit- or nut-producing trees which are generally grown for commercial production". It looks fine to me, like talking about "meat and fish dishes" even though fish is technically meat. It's sufficiently different in practice for there sometimes to be an implied distinction. Equinox 09:47, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
I thought our evidence is citations; authorities, like OED, MWOnline, etc, are shortcuts, ultimately inferior to citations. And, in any event, Wikipedia is not an authority.
We should have room for both popular and technical definitions of fruit and nut, as many 'unabridged' dictionaries do. DCDuring (talk) 02:05, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Filter 114[edit]

is redundant to filter 100. — surjection??〉 11:34, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

For the record, the reason the filter was set up as is was because the person it's meant to block is already getting around it by adding spaces at random positions, which would not be matched now as the filter was changed. cave canem is a good example of this. — surjection??〉 13:16, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
It's not a good idea to discuss the internals of abuse filters "for the record". Chuck Entz (talk) 13:22, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Hyphen in "semi-aquatic"[edit]

Comparison of OneLook Dictionary listings for "semiaquatic" and "semi-aquatic" indicates not only that "semiaquatic" is strongly preferred, but that all the listings for the hyphenated form are derived from wiki projects. I would say under the circumstances that the burden of proof on this question falls on those who claim that "semi-aquatic" is acceptable; i.e., an authoritative source that supports this claim needs to be produced. WolfmanSF (talk) 19:23, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

It's in the OED, mate, which is better than your "OneLook Dictionary listings": [1] Equinox 20:23, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
And before you say "OH BUT IT'S BRITISH", note that the Brit. gloss there applies to the pronunciation, not to the hyphenation. Equinox 20:24, 4 May 2020 (UTC)


Hi Chuck, I'd like to nominate you for supreme overlord of Wiktionary. Any idea how to set up that vote? --Odiumsatin (talk) 20:14, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Removel of edit[edit] Any particular reason for completely removing my edit entirely? I was just trying to be helpful cause there's a distinct difference between Irish and US pronunciations of the name that I felt was important enough to note. MarcasÓB (talk) 10:12, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Hello? I think your edit was in error, or at the very least unhelpful. MarcasÓB (talk) 21:00, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

@MarcasÓB True, it was borderline, at best- I had a hard time deciding whether to revert it or not, and I had to think a bit about the best way to respond. Still, it was a bit of a mess. If you do the same sort of thing with the Irish that @Metaknowledge did with the American pronunciation, I won't revert it (assuming that really is the Irish pronunciation).Chuck Entz (talk) 04:05, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

My edit on Homer Simpson[edit]

I saw nothing wrong with it. I think your rollback is an error. ( 19:00, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

How to Make an useful Edits[edit]

Im viewing the Blue link and Red link

What's the difference beetween the blue and red?

Apdra IO (talk) 16:18, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Blue links go to a page that already exists, though there's no guarantee that the page has an entry in a given language or a given definition. Red links go to a page that doesn't exist. Clicking on one gives you the option to create the page (please read our Criteria for inclusion and our Entry layout pages before actually creating an entry, though). Chuck Entz (talk) 16:53, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Edit to Ojibwe aakozi[edit]

There are no adjectives in Ojibwe. Aakozi is a verb, meaning "to be sick"

SteveGat (talk) 13:10, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

I agree, but you can't call it an "Animate Instrative Verb" (whatever that is- the technical term is stative verb, but that won't work, either). I left a template on your talk page with the information you need. This particular part is covered in our Entry layout page. I would use simply "verb" with {{lb}} at the beginning of the definition line to spell out the rest (it may also require parameters in {{head}}, but I don't have time to deal with that now- I'm telecommuting in about an hour for the rest of the day. Sorry to revert your edit- we definitely need more content in the language- but it has to be right. Chuck Entz (talk) 13:54, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
The litterature classifies Ojibwe verbs in a four way structure: intranstive verbs are classified according to the animacy of the SUBJECT (inanimate intransitive, VII; and animate intransitive, VAI), while transtive verbs are classified according to the animacy of the OBJECT (inanimate transitive, VTI; and animate transitive, VTA). The subclassification is critically important for morphology, syntax and derivation, so i don't think it can be ignored. I don't what is the best way to represent this classification on wiktionary, but a lot would be lost without it.
Also, while "aakozi" is semantically equivalent to an English stative verb, that classification doesn't make sense in Ojibwe. For example, another VAI is "bimose" which means to walk. SteveGat (talk) 15:55, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
@SteveGat, I'd suggest perusing the entries listed at Category:Ojibwe_verbs to get an idea of how other Ojibwe verb entries are formatted. If that formatting strikes you as problematic, I think the best approach is to strike up a thread at the Wiktionary:Beer parlour to discuss. HTH, ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │Tala við mig 17:26, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Rollback error[edit]

Why did you revert my edit on Hang? I only added the Malay definition of that word in the thread.

Rollback problem on terms derived from 'ῥύγχος'[edit]

On 12:03, 14 May 2018‎, you did revert my edit on ῥύγχος, and I do not understand why. I added a list of taxonomic terms derived from 'rhyncho'. Manudouz (talk) 08:01, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

The derived terms header is only for terms in the same language. If you think about it, almost every word in most Romance languages is derived from Latin words, and most of the scientific terminology in the languages of the world is derived from Greek and Latin. If we did with all the Greek and Latin words what you did there, we wouldn't have room for anything else. Chuck Entz (talk) 16:50, 31 May 2020 (UTC)