User talk:Flying Saucer/Archive 1

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Thanks for adding the Estonian entries to Appendix:Months of the Year and completing the entries for Appendix:Units of time. Would you mind also adding the Estonian translations to the entry for listen? It would be appreciated. Thanks again, --EncycloPetey 18:19, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

If you ever run low on things to do, you can also look in Category:Translations to be checked (Estonian).  :-)   --Connel MacKenzie 18:51, 21 January 2007 (UTC)


You can just use {{wikipedia}}. Wikipediapar is a redirect to wikipedia. (Holdover from some time when some didn't know how to add optional parameters ;-)

I like the flags ;-) Robert Ullmann 12:45, 23 January 2007 (UTC)


Please do not add flags to the language categories. Flags are markers of political and national groups, not of manguages, and it is rude to assume (for instance) that all people who speak Armenian live in Armenia, or that all people in Armenia speak Armenian. They do not. --EncycloPetey 19:59, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Well yeah, I guess I've done that one wrong and I'll fix it. Flying Saucer 20:01, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Also, please do not go around inserting red links to non-existant categories. Most geographical regions do not have a category. --EncycloPetey 22:07, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Actually I was about to create those categories, so that all those regions would look more equal. Flying Saucer 22:17, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
I can't understand why can some countries have this country category while others not? Are these necessary at all? But if these already exist I think it would look better if all the countries have those. Flying Saucer 22:26, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
They exist for most major English speaking countries. One reason is that we needed a place to link dialect and regional vocabulary categories, so Category:Canada exists to hold Category:Canadian English and Category:Canadian French. A second reason is to hold geographic terms, so the entries categorized in Category:Canada are the names of its provinces and capital cities. There are a few non-English countries that also have categories, usually because they have many associated geographical terms as entries. So, Category:Spain includes names of Spanish cities and regions.
Eventually, we might have one for each country, but for many countries we simply don't have enough geographical terms to warrant the creation of another category. It's unlikely we would ever have enough English names for places in Liechtenstein to be worth having a category for them. Regardless, it is a bad idea to have red links for categories. --EncycloPetey 01:44, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

ISO code for Võro[edit]

Isn't the ISO code for Võro just fiu? Where did you get fiu-vro? --EncycloPetey 01:46, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

fiu is the ISO code for Finno-Ugrian. fiu-vro is used in Võro Wikipedia. Flying Saucer 02:39, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
In that case, you might want to note that on the Wikipedia article for Võro, where they only give fiu. --EncycloPetey 03:13, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
"fiu" explicitly excludes Estonian, (It is Finno-Ugrian not specifically coded.) Võro would be coded est-something I think. Do you where the people setting up the fiu-vro.WP thought they were getting the code? (As if "zh-min-nan" wasn't bad enough ;-). Robert Ullmann 21:28, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your contributions Estonian first names[edit]

Thank you very much for your contributions concerning the Estonian first names.

Kind regards, Alasdair (Sanne van den Eijnde)


Happy New Year! When you have a moment, could you please check/add the Estonian translations to the entry for hinder (both verb and adjective)? Thanks. --EncycloPetey 20:08, 1 January 2008 (UTC)


Hello. I saw that you've been using fiu-liv for the language code for Livonian. We use ISO 639-3 codes here and the standard one is {{liv}}. I've moved the Livonian entries over to use this language code (mostly recategorizing them). So now use liv wherever you had been using fiu-liv (in categories or templates). Cheers. --Bequw¢τ 00:01, 19 August 2008 (UTC) |]]

dercatboiler / topic cat[edit]

If you change an etymology page to use topic cat, please make sure that the associated description and parents pages are created as well (see Template:topic cat parents/Uralic derivations, and Template:topic cat description/Uralic derivations), or the categories will have nonsensical descriptions and incorrect categories. Nadando 23:12, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I already knew that, I was gonna change them, but ok anyway. Flying Saucer 23:18, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Old Church Slavonic[edit]

The headwords you are creating should not contain the stress mark, i.e. they should be Нѣмьци, not Нѣ́мьци. --Vahagn Petrosyan 23:15, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Oh, right. Thank You. Flying Saucer 23:18, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
You can show the stress like this, if you want. --Vahagn Petrosyan 23:22, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
BTW, Slavic speech at the time of OCS writings still had the Proto-Slavic accentual system of acute and circumflex (long and short), and this stress-based notation is what we have centuries later, and that only in some Church Slavonic traditions. --Ivan Štambuk 16:34, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

What we treat as OCS here at Wiktionary is the real OCS, language of a selected canonical manuscripts, and not the fake OCS of the so-called "OCS Wikipedia". Imaginary words that are not attested and that were made up by OCSpedia editors must not be entered. --Ivan Štambuk 16:08, 18 March 2010 (UTC)