User talk:Jaxlarus

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Again, welcome! Mglovesfun (talk) 21:31, 21 February 2010 (UTC)


You can't add translations with brackets in them, or they appear like to cut (oneself) as all one red link. Cheers. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:31, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Greek adjective headword line.[edit]

The headword/inflection line we currently use is not satisfactory (it says m Template:nominative sg) - when it may well be another case form as well as nominative. Most dictionaries, monolingual as well as bilingual, show the feminine and neuter endings after the masculine form.

I have worked up a new template (currently called {{el-test}}) whose output you can see at at τέλειος - please let me know if you think that this is an improvement. —Saltmarshαπάντηση 08:08, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

The template is now {{el-adj}}Saltmarshαπάντηση 12:02, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments which I moved to Appendix_talk:Greek_adjectives. There are two series of templates for Greek adjectives. (1) The "el-adj" series, which are used for the inflection/headword line - immediately following the Adjective heading. (2) "The el-a-" series which produce declension tables.
You would be better putting each of these with the talk page of the relevant template - except perhaps for the points which need to be raied with the whole of a series. I will try to copy again each of you comments to the relevant talk page. I will put the appropraite links here when I have done.
Please feel very free to comment - I have been visiting Greece for many years and only started to learn the language 6 years ago. My hearing is bad - so I have no colloquialisms! Peter Levi described it as a language unconfined by dictionaries (Wiktionary:About_Greek). —Saltmarshαπάντηση 15:17, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
Each of the adj declension templates will eventually (some have already) have 3 forms. (1) The standard has no ending and print no comparatives etc. (2) There is another with -Creg on the end, this print regular (predictable) forms without any input from the user. (3) with -Cirreg the editor must put in all the forms required put in as 'arguments' to the template. (4) άσπρος uses a 4th with -Cπιο for periphrastic forms.
αγγλικός και μοναδικός I have dealt with - can you not have πιο αγγλικός; - in English you cannot have more unique the same logic applies in Greek.
{{el-a-ών-ούσα-όν}} - how do you think this should be changed (or have a go yourself.
{{el-a-ής-ιά-ί}} - are there only colours in this declension? Should we note the indeclinable form used as a footnote? Which do you consider the most popular usage? —Saltmarshαπάντηση 16:00, 1 March 2010 (UTC)


Hi - I've been asked to produce an entry for πάθεια - its at the top of the request list. Can you help please? I'm not sure of its lemma form, cannot find any possibilities in my dictionaries. Cheers —Saltmarshαπάντηση 16:32, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

It is a suffix, I've done it - Flyax pointed me in the right direction. —Saltmarshαπάντηση 06:47, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Baklahorani song translation, please?[edit]

Hi, Jaxlarus. Have you heard of Baklahorani, a recently revived carnival from Istanbul? I've first heard of it from the Wikipedia article on it. I also came across this song, which is in Greek before 2:45 and in (mostly) Turkish after that. I spread the word about it at Wikitravel because I want the website to know about it. One fellow Wikitraveller, Vidimian, had so kindly made a translation of the Turkish part when I asked for it. Now I'm asking whether you're able to transcribe and translate the Greek lyrics of it. If not, I could try the other native Greek speakers here. --Lo Ximiendo 07:38, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Hey, Lo Ximiendo! I had no idea about the Baklahorani carnival, thanks for spreading the word ;) I'm working on it and will be getting back to you as soon as I make sure I get the lyrics right. Btw, the Turkish part is indeed a translation of the opening stanza of the song. The 2 verses Vidimian supposes are in Greek are also the ones that trouble me. I believe they mention either hotel / club or localities' names, but I could only make out two of them: Δέσποινα [Déspina] and Ολύμπια [Olýmpia]. If you know where I could find the lyrics, it would be greatly helpful. In the mean time, I've asked if anyone on YouTube can make them out ♦ Jaxlarus 09:53, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
Flyax mentions that Ararat, Olympia, Despina and Bogo are the local tavern names. --Lo Ximiendo 21:08, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Transliteration for Greek[edit]

Hi, you can omit transliteration for Greek terms, our templates automatically transliterate them. --Z 18:16, 9 September 2013 (UTC)