User talk:DaGizza

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Hello, and welcome to Wiktionary. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wiktionarian! By the way, you can sign your name on Talk (discussion) and vote pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~, which automatically produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to one of the discussion rooms or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! Dmcdevit·t 19:13, 21 December 2007 (UTC)


Would you please look at forty-five? Sanskrit in particular. There are, unfortunately, a number of these. Robert Ullmann 09:10, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

I've added the Devanagari script to forty-five. --Dijan 19:03, 25 December 2007 (UTC)


Please do not unilaterally decide to change one language's category structure. The categories must remain parallel across all the languages that have that category. --EncycloPetey 03:28, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

There are problems in some of the category structure. However, the same category structure is kept parallel in all languages, so any major change should be discussed first, and changes made must be applied to all similarly categories for all languages. --EncycloPetey 04:43, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
In most English entries, the best way to get them into the right grammatical category is to use the inflection templates. See how I edited the entry for birth control. It did need to be properly categorized, but the lack of categorization is often symptomatic of other problems with the entry, especially, other ways in which it does not conform with WT:ELE, the evolving standard for what our entries should look like. Standardizing helps our automated editors do their job as well as making it easier for a user to know where to look for what he needs. Glad you're with us. DCDuring TALK 21:37, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


Although I agree my original placement of this category required some tweaking, I don't think it should be buried under Category:Pseudoscience. I'm going to have a think about this as I'm sure all Forteana is cannot be written-off as bunkum.--Williamsayers79 11:32, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Cardinal numbers[edit]

Please look at the changes I made to सैंतीस. We haven't decided on a standard for formatting numerals, but most folks here agree that "cardinal" belongs as context on the definition line, rather than calling Cardinal numbers and Ordinal numbers separate parts of speech. The template I used will also automatically categorize the word. --EncycloPetey 23:11, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Hindi numbers[edit]

Hi, I've noticed that you fixed an error I made on one of the Hindi number articles. Thanks for that! I'm planning to add the first 100 numbers in Hindi because it is more complicated than in English (eg. forty + one = forty-one). Your userpage suggests you know the Arabic script. Can you add the Arabic/Urdu script to these numbers after I finish? Thanks! DaGizza 22:10, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

No problem. I would love to. --Dijan 00:47, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


Hey. I was just wondering, how familiar are you with Hindi rules about writting the nasalized characters? As far as I know,

  • regular "n" न् is used if nasalization occurs before त, थ, द, ध, and न.
  • regular "m" म् is used if nasalization occurs before प, फ, ब, भ, and म.
  • anusvaara (bindu) is used for the rest of the consonants, with the following exception:
    for consonants that have a mātra that does not extend above the line, chandrabindu is used.

Can you tell me if this is correct and if this should be uniform throughout Wiktionary? I'm asking because I'm running into tons of nasalized words and most of them use the anusvaara without any regards for the following consonants or for the mātras. Thanks. --Dijan 03:33, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

OK. Thanks. --Dijan 03:42, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Category:Articles which need Devanagari script[edit]

If you feel up to it, this cat. could use some help. It would be deeply appreciated. Thanks. Atelaes 07:54, 17 January 2008 (UTC)


Take a look at the special template to welcome WPedians above. I don't know how an ordinary admin would know to deploy that instead of the normal {{welcome}}. You might take a chance and get involved with what they are trying to do. DCDuring TALK 00:05, 15 February 2008 (UTC)