User talk:Embryomystic

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Welsh "bron"[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to thank you for your excellent example sentence on bron#Welsh. It is a moving sentence, and indeed - she does have an incredible pair.

Timeroot (talk) 09:08, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

I had honestly forgotten about doing that, and laughed and laughed and laughed when I got your message. You're very welcome. I think the entry needed it. embryomystic (talk) 23:33, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hello, I am very thankful for the improvements you are doing for the Telugu entries. Can you clarity about the defect in the template {{term}} I am using.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 04:53, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

There isn't anything wrong with it, in itself; {{m}} is directly equivalent to it, only the arguments are in a different order. Feel free to continue using it. I prefer {{m}} because it works exactly the same as {{l}}, and when I'm editing the entirety of an entry (including, in many cases, adding glosses to words in the etymology), I just automatically change one into the other. embryomystic (talk) 01:38, 28 August 2015 (UTC)


How do you say ‘worse’ in Norman? --Romanophile (talk) 23:14, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Did you forget about this topic? --Romanophile (talk) 08:26, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Well, yes and no, but I haven't been able to find an answer for you. Are you looking for a cognate of pire? embryomystic (talk) 08:30, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Sure, that might be adequate. --Romanophile (talk) 08:58, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
I would expect it to look like *pithe, but I haven't been able to find any evidence of it just yet. embryomystic (talk) 09:01, 15 September 2015 (UTC)


How do you say in in Normand? Is it en? --Romanophile (talk) 18:09, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes, and also dans, in similar distribution to French. embryomystic (talk) 00:46, 20 September 2015 (UTC)


De ande esta este biervo? --Romanophile (contributions) 19:20, 13 October 2015 (UTC)


What do you think of the latest anon edit to this Albanian word? (I don't want to get into a revert war) SemperBlotto (talk) 11:13, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

inh with module errors[edit]

How is it an improvement to take an etymology that has all the necessary information visible and replace parts of it with module errors? Because that's exactly what you did on each of the edits I reverted, and that you restored. If you weren't aware of that, that doesn't reflect very well on your attention to detail. If you were aware of it and deliberately left things that way, that's even worse.

In case you're wondering, the reason for the module errors is lack of ancestry information in the language data modules (a different module for each of the edits I reverted). While it would certainly be convenient to be able to convert all of the etymologies in an entry at one go, the truth is that a substantial percentage of the language codes aren't ready for use in {{inh}}, because no one has entered the necessary information. Editing those modules isn't trivial: a typo can break thousands of entries. For that reason, it would be a good idea to hold off on converting any etymologies where {{inh}} has module errors and to make a list so that someone can do several language codes in one edit. I've gone through and added that information to one or two of the modules, but it's real slow going- there are lots of cases where you have to look through the lists of languages and proto-languages as well as checking the Wikipedia articles to figure out the correct language code for the "ancestors" field. In one case, I had to revert an edit that took several hours of preparation and made changes to dozens of codes because there was a typo I couldn't track down.

You need to click "Preview" and check the results before saving, especially when you're doing multiple things in one edit. I don't always remember to do that on every single edit, but I've trained myself not to leave the page until I've looked at the results, and it's extremely rare for me to leave any module error on a page for more than a minute or two. You should come up with a system like that, yourself- one that works with the way you do things.

At the very least, always look at the categories at the bottom of the page, because that's where errors in etymology sections show up, and make sure you have your preferences set to see hidden categories, so you can look for Category:Pages with module errors and other maintenance categories.

Please go back and fix the etymologies that are broken: in a, it's the Fala section, in tri, it's the Elfdalian section, and in tu, it's the Nigerian Pidgin section. Thanks! Chuck Entz (talk) 03:24, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Portuguese inherited terms[edit]

Hi Embryomystic. I’ve added roa-opt’s ancestor data, so now {{inh}} works for Latin et al. in Portuguese, Galician and Fala entries. — Ungoliant (falai) 18:56, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Excellent. Thank you. embryomystic (talk) 18:58, 28 November 2015 (UTC)