User talk:Lo Ximiendo

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Synonym listing help[edit]

How do I add translations that are synonyms to the English language entry? - Lo Ximiendo 01:29, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Nevermind, I think I got it. - Lo Ximiendo 02:24, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Deleting posts[edit]

How do I delete a post? I would find ones that don't belong. - Lo Ximiendo 21:38, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

By post, do you mean a talk page? {{delete}} is for any speedy deletion candidates. Have a look. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:35, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

I mean an entry page. I almost always find entry pages that don't belong. Btw, I'm autistic, not Asturian. - Lo Ximiendo 01:05, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

{{delete}} for speedy deletions, {{rfd}} for deletion debates, {{rfv}} for verifications debate (i.e. does the word exist or not). Mglovesfun (talk) 11:37, 17 October 2010 (UTC)


You can use this syntax to include gender information on the inflection line. However, this isn't usually needed for inflected forms, since the definition line also contains the information. --EncycloPetey 02:09, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Why were there at least five accounts blocked?[edit]

I wonder why SemperBlotto blocked at least five accounts. Oh well, at least they eased my burdens a little bit. - Lo Ximiendo 20:36, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

A welcome message in Portuguese[edit]

I got a welcome message in the Portuguese version of the Wiktionary instead of the English version. It feels strange, since I don't speak, read, and write Portuguese. Should I use this misunderstanding as an opportunity to expand my linguistic capabilities? After all, a newcomer mustn't be judged by the user name about linguistic capabilities. Thanks to all who listen. - Lo Ximiendo 20:52, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Hi. The Portuguese Wiktionary has the common practice of welcoming every person who creates an account. The English Wiktionary, differently, as standard practice welcomes people after they make few contributions. Feel free to use this misunderstanding as an opportunity to expand your linguistic capabilities by reading and editing in Portuguese. Feel free, too, to simply continue contributing here in the English version. Thank you for your contributions, and welcome to Wiktionary! --Daniel. 21:06, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

How do I edit in Portuguese if I can't type in it? Do I need lessons for the language? - Lo Ximiendo 21:25, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

I, personally, am a native speaker of Portuguese who learned English by himself. Wiktionary helped me to expand my linguistic capababilities, by searching entries for certain words written by other people, and by motivating me to achieve higher knowledge to better express my thoughts.
It worked for me, as I am used to study multiple things alone. You may want to learn by yourself, too, if you are interested in this process; or, you may choose other approaches, such as, yes, taking a course; or not editing in Portuguese at all. --Daniel. 18:25, 20 October 2010 (UTC)


There's also another name for this fear. It's "nomatophobia" and I got it from this resource here [1]. - Lo Ximiendo 01:06, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Many "phobias" are listed only in dictionaries, and are never used in actual writing. The source you found is actually from an on-line search of other on-line dictionaries, which is not considered a reliable source of information for Wiktionary. Please see WT:CFI. --EncycloPetey 14:54, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Whoops. - Lo Ximiendo 19:36, 29 October 2010 (UTC)


Generally, I do not put gender or number information on the inflection line of Romance language words except on the lemma. Non-lemmata (form of entries) may contain senses for more than one gender or number, and that information will thus be in the definintion line instead of the inflection line. There is no need to repeat the information. Look at Latin alba for example, where there are feminine and neuter, singular and plural forms all in the same entry. Yes, its an adjective, but most Latin adjectives are also used as nouns (such as Christianus, which means "Christian" both as an adjective and as a noun of either gender). --EncycloPetey 06:28, 31 October 2010 (UTC)


Hi there. If you add an {{rfv}} template to a page, then you have to follow the link and explain why. Otherwise, nothing will happen. SemperBlotto 22:11, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

I never thought about its mechanics. - Lo Ximiendo 22:14, 3 November 2010 (UTC)


Neither the French nor Italian Wiktionary lists a gender, and the Neapolitan Wikipedia does not seem to have an article or use this word. The root Latin is feminine, though, and gender shifts in Romance languages are pretty rare. --EncycloPetey 02:40, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Great job/thank you[edit]

You are good! 20:30, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

catching vandalism[edit]

Thanks for catching the vandalism / nonsense entry "Zodiac64" and tagging it; I have deleted it. — Beobach 05:04, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

At least I could use it as a source of inspiration. - Lo Ximiendo 05:22, 18 November 2010 (UTC)



Thanks for fixing the gender parameters in my edits.

As for Serbo-Croatian, parameter value "c" stands for Cyrillic and "r" for Roman, as all sh entries have duplicates in the other script. --Anatoli 00:36, 25 November 2010 (UTC)


You had RfVed this. There is a WP article about it. I don't have any doubts about it other than its plural. Please consider removing the tag. 14:21, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Sorry. DCDuring TALK 22:29, 9 December 2010 (UTC)


Hi when you use rfv or rfd in an entry, please make sure you start a discussion in WT:RFV or WT:RFD respectively as well. Otherwise it will just be forgotten. JamesjiaoTC 03:57, 10 December 2010 (UTC)


Hi, I'm not sure what you're asking? That last page I created did use the {{fi-verb}} template. Öljylautta 02:30, 27 March 2011 (UTC)


Doesn't really need to be plural friendly. Not sure if Estonian nouns have principal parts as such, but the only reason I put mehed on mees is so I wouldn't forget they were connected :) Eventually, I don't care if only "mees" is in the headline, but I don't think we currently have declension templates for Estonian. — [ R·I·C ] Laurent — 02:29, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Venetian proper nouns[edit]

We're missing the obvious one - Venice. Then the sestieri, Veneto and Italy please. SemperBlotto 15:18, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Venetian plurals[edit]

Hi there. I am going to modify my Italian bot to handle Venetian noun plurals as well as Italian ones. So there will be no need to add them manually. Cheers. SemperBlotto 18:42, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, but I feel the urge to do the manual additions. --Lo Ximiendo 19:06, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Sorry about the duplicates. Bug now fixed. SemperBlotto 21:49, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
I smell a Crowning Moment of (Funny/Stupid) here, TV Tropes & Idioms cited. So thanks? --Lo Ximiendo 21:51, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Can you point me at evidence that the plural of nizol is nizoi rather than nizoli. I must admit that I can't find either plural on a Google search, but, in searching for the plural of barcarol I can find both barcaroli and barcaroi.
The entry in looks like this:- "barcarol [var.BARCARIOL,BARCARÓŁO] m.reg.chius. [pl.reg.,-i; reg.chius. barcarułi] barcaiuolo". So maybe "barcaroli" is the plural of the variant spelling "barcarolo". What is your understanding of the matter? SemperBlotto 17:16, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
p.s. I have asked a question on Venetian Wikipedia's chatroom (at w:vec:Wikipedia:Ciàcołe) SemperBlotto 18:01, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Try looking at it:nizol and look at the plural. --Lo Ximiendo 18:03, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Answer received at w:vec:Wikipedia:Ciàcołe. SemperBlotto 21:33, 6 June 2011 (UTC)


kind of you to help. --Giantsinger41 12:02, 11 June 2011 (UTC)


Do you know why is it deleted? 03:40, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps, we could find Tooironic's "reason" here 13:07, 12 June 2011 (UTC)
Tooironic said that the reason to delete 志愿者 is because I created it, but you know it is not created by me. Please see here 01:45, 13 June 2011 (UTC)


Note my changes here. ---> Tooironic 08:56, 22 June 2011 (UTC)


Please input only one kanji per parameter of {{ja-kanjitab}}. The code {{ja-kanjitab|固|有|名詞}}, which you introduced in this edit[2], is wrong.

That template is a a list of kanjis, not of etymological roots. I don't know whether {{ko-hanjatab}} follows strictly the same rule. --Daniel 17:40, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Since the introduction of Lua, {{ja-kanjitab}} has changed a bit :). The template now automatically parses out the kanji from the page title. Instead, now please input the readings of each kanji, before any sandhi. More at {{ja-kanjitab}} in the template's documentation. ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 21:09, 11 April 2014 (UTC)


Howdy. Yes 휴식 is a noun. As you noticed, I am indeed a new user. So that was just an early careless error on my part. Thanks for the correction. :) Striker 0901 21:19, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Deleting categories[edit]

Using the "edit summary" of some page to ask questions to me is not a good idea, because I may not even notice that. Nonetheless, I noticed this time. Now to the answer. Basically...

  • Administrators delete pages by clicking on "Delete".
  • Non-administrators add {{delete}} to a page to be deleted, and wait for administrators to finish the job. --Daniel 05:55, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Low German alternative forms.[edit]

Helloho. You edited fördęm and added vördęm as an alternative form. As far as I can see, there are not so many Low German editors on Wiktionary so far, but I would prefer if the pages would only give those forms as "alternative forms" which have a different pronunciation. One could think about adding the Dutch form even if it has the same pronunciation to show that it is the same language in more than one country. But due to the total lack of a standard orthography, noting every other spelling (and of every form) could fill a page with several dozens of forms, which I would find disadvantageous for a dictionary.(overview) Hence, at least until a greater mass of authors appears which strongly vote for something else, it would be nice if we could keep it as common practice, if alternative forms were those with different pronunciation and alternative-spelling-ofs would only link to the standard page.Dakhart 16:06, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

inter space[edit]

Hey could you please help me with adding spaces between different paragraphs in entries?

Hi, Elperretebueno, what do you mean? Besides, sign when you leave a post, always, or anyone else would heve to look at the history of this page to see who did it. --Lo Ximiendo 19:42, 12 July 2011 (UTC)


I'm not sure why you made that last change - it was a link to de:wikipedia, and (since the term doesn't have an english entry) to en:wikipedia? —Saltmarshtalk-συζήτηση 05:16, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

On the honest side, I don't think they're links to the Wikipedia articles. --Lo Ximiendo 05:19, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
I've reverted the change - have a look :) —Saltmarshtalk-συζήτηση 05:25, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
On second thought, I think I'm Leeroy Jenkins. --Lo Ximiendo 05:28, 13 July 2011 (UTC)


Why are you doing this? Maro 23:28, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm doing it according to what CodeCat said about what to do to help the Wiktionary get even better, and that involves replacing the generic {{infl}} template with language specific {{pl-noun}}. --Lo Ximiendo 23:35, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
It's rather pointless because {{pl-noun}} is ultimately just a redirect to {{infl}}. -- Gauss 07:06, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
I don't think so because {{pl-noun}} gives links to Category:Polish (insert gender) nouns. --Lo Ximiendo 07:08, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
Do u find them (gender categories) useful? Do u know anyone who finds them useful? I don't. They're useless like Category:Polish imperfective verbs, Category:Portuguese forms of verbs ending in -ar and Category:Words with the letter 'a' inside. There isn't any relation between these words. Maro 20:52, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
To tell the truth, a visitor who, for example, wants to find out what Polish masculine nouns looks like could look under Polish Masculine Nouns. --Lo Ximiendo 22:43, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
Who wants to find out what Polish masculine nouns look like and what for? Maro 18:34, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
Maybe a Polish poem that has only masculine nouns. --Lo Ximiendo 18:36, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Volapük y spellings[edit]

Could you just tag them with {{delete}}, the current practice is to speedy delete these, not 'debate' them. --Mglovesfun (talk) 16:57, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

I did. Now nap 'em. --Lo Ximiendo 17:08, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
I'll AWB 'em. --Mglovesfun (talk) 19:17, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
What does that mean? --Lo Ximiendo 19:18, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
This means Mglovesfun is going to delete them using AWB to list all the pages needed to be deleted and then going through the deletion process using AWB. Not uncommon to find administrators doing so, especially on larger projects. Razorflame 23:21, 27 June 2012 (UTC)


So I think somewhere at some point there was a vote to not use the asterisk in categorization anymore. It kinda pissed me off because I liked using it, but I just figured you might like to know about that. I'm sure you can find it in the vote archive if you'd like to see it. *returns to work grumbling about this crappy vote* — [Ric Laurent] — 14:32, 6 August 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I have edited the page to clarify that the pen in question is the writing implement. Cheers, BigDom 20:43, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

I agree, categories can be invaluable. I often add categories but sometimes I don't know they exist, like in this case. Thanks for adding it, BigDom 21:03, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for category stuff[edit]

I have spied you going through some of my entries and adding categories. I usually don't bother with this, largely because I can't remember what categories exist, but I think at least the broader kinds of category are useful (a traditional dictionary can't answer "what kinds of dog are there?"), so thanks for that. Equinox 22:25, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Esperanto proper nouns[edit]

Hello! I wasn't aware that we had Template:eo-proper-noun. I noticed your recent contributions, and just wanted to say thanks for correcting all of the Esperanto entries that were using the wrong templates. Happy birthday! :-) Tempodivalse [talk] 02:10, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Votes/2011-04/Representative entries[edit]

Please stop categorizing with | ]] now. — [Ric Laurent] — 11:44, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Why not, Ric? I have just changed Lo Ximiendo's ...]] (with no space) to ...| ]] because it makes the entry the main in the category. --Anatoli 07:23, 23 August 2011 (UTC)
Because of that stupid vote that treated all entries and categories the same.... But I don't have the energy to fight it and I don't think Loxi is going to be the figurehead of that little war, either. — [Ric Laurent] — 10:52, 23 August 2011 (UTC)


are you kidding? 18:51, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

To play fair, I cleaned it up to make it more nice-looking. --Lo Ximiendo 03:02, 30 August 2011 (UTC)


I see... I can't add things in Estonian of which I am sure, but you can add things in Azeri of which you... aren't? I've noticed your question marks in edit summaries. — [Ric Laurent] — 18:05, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Reply for Translation Request[edit]

Sorry, but i must decline. I have many things to do here and I'm stiil recovering from that six-months with no internet. Also the connection isn't that helpful. Thanks for thinking of me though--Omar35880 22:32, 10 October 2011 (UTC)


It is extremely unhelpful to just slap on the cleanup template. I don't see anything wrong with the entry. Njardarlogar 12:58, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Is Iceland the real translation for the word? Does sagaøya mean saga something? That's my reason for adding {{cleanup}}. I hope this answers something. --Lo Ximiendo 03:57, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
It does translate to Iceland, the country/island. Njardarlogar 09:49, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
Then how come the letter s isn't capitalized? --Lo Ximiendo 20:58, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
It's not a proper noun. The relevant proper noun is Island. "sagaøya" literally translates to 'the saga island'. Njardarlogar 21:09, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
So it's a nickname noun? I hope I understand. --Lo Ximiendo 02:00, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

I don't know what to call it; but to my understanding, sagaøya is not used with a capital letter s. I guess it is similar to referring to e.g. the only city in an otherwise rural area as 'the city'. Njardarlogar 08:54, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes, such as a city on an island. I understand now. --Lo Ximiendo 02:16, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

help us[edit]

Hi Lo. Do you want to be an administrator here? I could set up a vote for you if you like --Rockpilot 05:24, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Since I'm high-functioning autistic, I feel uncertain about it. (I've been taught in my high school careers class that uncertainty can have surprises, though.) --Lo Ximiendo 05:50, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Do you want to be an admin? Yes or no? --Rockpilot 06:06, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
I could experiment. --Lo Ximiendo 06:11, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Before I vote, can I ask how old you are? I discriminate based on age — [Ric Laurent] — 16:56, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

I'm 18 years of age, and my birthday is August 13. And by the way, How do I indicate? --Lo Ximiendo 18:14, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
I knew your birthday from your page. Bloody leos. :) Just say on the vote page that you accept the nomination. — [Ric Laurent] — 18:18, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
Where it says "acceptance", I should point out lol — [Ric Laurent] — 18:20, 13 November 2011 (UTC)


At some point I have to ask you how to use that, I can think of some times where it would be ridiculously useful lol

Dick Laurent, go to My Preferences, then to Gadgets, and put a checkmark on HotCat. Then save. --Lo Ximiendo 20:56, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Part of speech templates[edit]

Thanks for your edit of i kpa mo pɛ. As is probably obvious, I don't (yet) know much about templates and categories, so have been trying to learn more by disecting your edit. Am I correct that the ada-phrase template automatically puts the entry into Category:Adangme phases without me specifically adding it? Do all the other part-of-speech templates do similarly? How would I know this by looking at the template code? Is there a central resource which I can read to find how the code syntax works? Thanks, --Enginear 21:14, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

{{ada-phrase}} does put the entry into the Adangme phrases category. {{en-noun}} puts an entry into the English nouns category, for example, as does {{en-verb}} into the English verbs category. They overcome the template {{infl}}. Examples of categories for topics are Category:en:Hair, Category:en:Face, Category:en:Sleep, Category:en:Mammals, Category:en:Greek mythology, etc. As for the code syntax central resource, I wish I could answer that, but I'm thinking there are others who can do that well. (How's my answer? I've been nominated for administrator and I want to know how I did.) --Lo Ximiendo 21:56, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Lo. They were real questions, but I admit, I had noticed your nomination, and I also wanted to know "how you'd do". You did fine -- you answered pleasantly, said what you knew, and didn't pretend to know what you didn't. Those qualities are far more important than the extent of your knowledge (which is fine anyway). Now we'll see whether any template expert is watching your page and answers my remaining questions. If not, I'll ask in WT:GP. --Enginear 01:18, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Admin vote[edit]

Hi, Lo Ximiendo, your vote has passed, you are an Admin. Please add your name to WT:Admin. Also, see Help:Sysop tools. —Stephen (Talk) 00:02, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Category:en:Ku Klux Klan[edit]

Hi. Your change broke the capitalisation somehow, so that it says ku Klux Klan. Do you know how to fix it? Equinox 02:58, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Changing the description is my guess. --Lo Ximiendo 03:01, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

"I miss the HotCat gadget"[edit]

What happened to it? Equinox 22:20, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

I think it died or disappeared when the entry appearance changed. --Lo Ximiendo 22:37, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, the (+) icon isn't showing up? --Yair rand 22:40, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
I see it, but if I use it in pages that have interwikis, then the category link goes to the bottom of them. Or so I've observed. --Lo Ximiendo 01:46, 14 December 2011 (UTC)


Can you tell me what {{infl|en|noun}} template does? Rockin291 08:08, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

That's from {{infl}}, which is versatile with parts of speech ({{infl|en|noun}} = {{en-noun}}, for example). --Lo Ximiendo 08:13, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. And do help format the article in anyway possible, will appreciate it. Rockin291 08:29, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

If the word ayu has a plural, what is the plural? Was it intended to be Japanese Romaji or a loanword? --Lo Ximiendo 08:49, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
ayu is a loanword from Japanese, atleast that much I can be sure of. What do you think plural for common-noun loanwords are made to be? Let us put it under the template of {{en-noun|!}} or {{en-noun|!|s}} which stand for plural not attested. Rockin291 10:11, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Idk, but I hope someone could give out a fix. --Lo Ximiendo 10:40, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Contributing the contents of bi-lingual dictionaries?[edit]


Thank you for the welcome on my user page.

Perhaps you can direct me to the right place.

I work as a consultant for the Dzongkha Development Commission (DDC), the national language authority of Bhutan. After talking to the head of the DDC and others concerned, and explaining what Wiktionary and the CCbySA license are, it seems we can contribute the data we have for English-Dzongkha, Dzongkha-English, Dzongkha-Dzongkha and Tibetan-Dzongkha Dictionaries - as well as separate data for Dzongkha homophones

Who should I contact about this? We have the data for these dictionaries in a MySQL database as well as in XDXF (XML) and StarDict formats.


CFynn (talk) 10:43, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

If you want to, feel free to talk to Wyang (talkcontribs), who made some occasional Tibetan language entries. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 02:45, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
PS.: NVM. I saw that you already talked to Wyang. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 02:51, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

English entries in top-level topical categories[edit]

Hiya, if you find any topical categories with no language prefix with a lot of English entries in them, please tell me and I will do them by bot. Or, I can tell you what to put into AWB and you can do them yourself. Just saves time to be honest. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:30, 4 January 2012 (UTC)


If like me you can't read Arabic script, you can check if the page title is identical to the headword using Ctrl + F (the find function) and copying and pasting the headword into the box. Also, diacritics are allowed in headwords but not page titles. Same as for Latin and for Serbo-Croatian (as two examples). I assume WT:About Arabic covers this. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:55, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Fixed. — [Ric Laurent] — 21:12, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
I think Mindraker should have a lecture over this matter. --Lo Ximiendo 21:22, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Honest mistake, there. Some online computer programs ignore the diacritics, some don't. Didn't mean to duplicate your entries. Mindraker 21:41, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
That's okay, but whose entries? I'm confused about whose entries (high-functioning autistic, by the way). --Lo Ximiendo 21:49, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
If you look at the list of interrogatives (Category:Arabic_interrogatives), you'll see that there is a list of words with diacritical marks (vowels) on them. And there is also the duplicate of the word "كيف" and "كَيْفَ" (since it has the Arabic vowels, and the other does not). Mindraker 22:00, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Good pick-up. I fixed the remaining interrogatives. --Anatoli (обсудить) 01:32, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


Do you have resources for Azeri? I'd be less nervous about you editing it if you did. — [Ric Laurent] — 19:15, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

I think she's just trying to match up the Cyrillic spellings with the Latin ones, but I'll let her answer that. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:20, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
I was more concerned with the declensions, which are admittedly simpler than those of Turkish, but still aren't as simple as... uhh, I dunno, Esperanto or something like that. — [Ric Laurent] — 19:33, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
To tell the truth, even though I have no books on the Azeri language, I used the Korean Wiktionary to look up the Cyrillic variants and the Azeri Wiktionary itself for the declensions (do they count as resources?). Can I say that I imported them? 0.0" --Lo Ximiendo 22:52, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
Lol yeah, online resources count. — [Ric Laurent] — 23:05, 9 January 2012 (UTC)


Hi, could you check the audio pronunciation on فضة? It sounds more like "qissa" to me, than "fissa". What do you think? Mindraker 01:02, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

The audio is wrong. The word فضة is pronounced fíḍḍa, not qíṣṣa. --Anatoli (обсудить) 01:11, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
When it comes to audio clips, I'm a Cortado (Java) person because I think it's compatible to my computer. --Lo Ximiendo 01:12, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
I don't understand what you're saying. What does compatibility has to do with the sound? The audio is for the wrong word. The audio on فضة is for the word قصة ‎(qíṣṣa) "story", instead of فضة ‎(fíḍḍa) "silver". The letters are similar looking but they represent quite different sounds. --Anatoli (обсудить) 01:19, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
I use Cortado because it works on my computer, I mean. Besides, I've never pronounced the two Arabic words properly before. --Lo Ximiendo 01:22, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
I have removed the wrong audio. @Mindraker, you should address your questions to people who know or work with Arabic and stop ignoring requests. Perhaps, you should hold off with creating Arabic entries and learn some basics. --Anatoli (обсудить) 01:31, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for removing the audio, Atitarev. Mindraker 02:32, 13 January 2012 (UTC)


(please) Do not assume. — [Ric Laurent] — 18:41, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Favourite words[edit]

What do they have in common? I mean, what do you think makes you like a particular word? Spelling, sound, definition, or a mixture? (Anyway, I've wondered about this, even though I don't keep a list of mine.) Equinox 21:49, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Mixture. --Lo Ximiendo 23:19, 17 January 2012 (UTC)


Hi Lo. I'm just letting you know that I'm undoing your edit to پاکستان (that undid my edit a bit before). Content that pertains to language-info should be in the language sections, even if all the sections are very similar. This logical separation helps safeguards against future errors and is essential for viewing setups like tabbed browsing. See WT:Todo/anomalous section0 content for more info. Cheers. --Bequw τ 04:17, 22 January 2012 (UTC)


New and improved {{az-noun}}. Check it out. — [Ric Laurent] — 22:05, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much[edit]

Thanks so much for your help at bushlips! Much appreciated. ;) Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 06:03, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Np, it's one example of what I do, and it's not just in the English Wiktionary only. --Lo Ximiendo 06:06, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks again[edit]

Thanks again for the help, at new entry, gate rape. -- Cirt (talk) 16:16, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

np --Lo Ximiendo 02:08, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Baklahorani song translation[edit]

I would have really appreciated it if you had got back to me concerning the translation you had asked me to help you with in the first place. Instead, you turned to other native Greek speakers (not that there's anything wrong with that, you just never answered back on my Talk Page before you do), didn't let me know of the progress of your project, and left me asking around for the lyrics of the song, so I could help you! The uploader of the video on YouTube just responded to me, I finished translating the song and was about to post it for you, only to discover that it was already done by other users! I mean WOW..! ♦ Jaxlarus 16:31, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

You can still contribute your translation, if desired. There's nothing stopping you from doing that. (Constructive here?) --Lo Ximiendo 21:05, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

The bad jokes page[edit]

Hi. I felt like I needed to revert your edit because it was potentially slanderous. It looks like some kid was making fun of this guy who is from the Wigan area, and he might be the dad of some other kid that they were bullying, who knows. Anyway, I hate to be the killjoy, but I really don't think that we should keep these sorts of attack pages around. —Internoob 02:43, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Oh, sorry about that. I haven't heard of Mr. Pedley before, to be honest, but I think you're right. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 02:57, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
He's not really a celebrity or anything, he just came up on a Google search. But yeah, no worries. :) —Internoob 03:09, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Deletion discussion[edit]

Hi, was there a deletion discussion for removal of IMAG? You may have your reasons but it would be nice to know them and work together on improving this? But it simply says deleted? There seems to be no post to my talk page either. I had citations included to show notability. I do need help removing the plural part, and would love help on the syntax for the phonetic prounciation. Many thanks in advance DNSLOC (talk) 04:53, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Sorry about that, so I restored it. To make {{en-noun}} uncountable, it's {{en-noun|-}}? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 12:21, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
Appreciate your help and response, cheers. I will now try the en-noun|- option DNSLOC (talk) 02:39, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

ok, about language knowledge[edit]

Ok, I added a Babel template, and language knowledge information on my user page.

But, currently i am adding Balochi words to wiktionary using 4 different sources, I compare them to each other, and if they match, I add the word, otherwise, I do not add it.

Thank you.--Forudgah (talk) 09:37, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

and about Hungarian words, it was about a long time ago and I forget about that, and never looked at my user page.--Forudgah (talk) 09:40, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

I think it can be okay to add some senses to a Balochi word entry. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 09:57, 13 March 2012 (UTC)


Hey. What transliteration for Pashto is wiktionary using (can we not used ǰ for dʒ and j for dz)? Avestan Pashtun (talk) 09:40, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Here's the Wiktionary's transliteration standard for Pashto: WT:PS TR --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 09:48, 17 March 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome message. I must say I enjoyed very much your favourite terms sections! Regards. -- 12:26, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Given the fact that your nick comes from an Asturian word, I just created this. :)) -- 12:50, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
I noticed that. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 19:46, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Welcoming User:[edit]

Hello, thank you for your welcome. I am not new to Wikipedia (I began to add some bytes to Wiktionary and edits to Wikipedia last summer) and I am already registered as Air Miss, but there's something which does not work in our internet connexion and we can't log in normally for the moment. The problem is the same for my dad, бабай агъа: He can't do nothing. Sorry for these disturbances.

Perhaps could help him:

  • He would like to change бабай агъа into babay ağa (according to the official spelling of Crimean Tatar, as Cyrillic is not used by educatd people for 21 years), but the "machine" refused him the Latin spelling;
  • After creating his new account, he unlogged then tried unsuccessfully to log in again: nothing works now on his account... He is largely handicapped, he really needs help;
  • He needs to unify his former accounts: they usually have different names according to the language (I don't remember the username in Ukrainian, but he registered in June 2008, for the rest it's e.g. User:Kanġi Oĥanko in en, Qullanıcı:Kök maqam in crh, Bruker:Moskito in nb and Brukar:Moskito in nn, Участник:Быстрокрылая ворона in ru, and so on) into ONE fresh new one.

Thank you if can give him some help. --Air Miss


I am very thankful for improving Telugu noun template. Can we add singular or pleural word in the template. Can you guide me, where to find the gender of a particular noun. Should we add the gender to Proper nouns template also. Kindly help me to further improve the Telugu nouns.Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 07:23, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

I'll get to all that when I get home from my Topsail Island, N.C. vacation and from school. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 19:30, 25 May 2012 (UTC)
P.s. It's tomorrow that I'll go home. I think I'll miss Topsail. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 19:51, 25 May 2012 (UTC)
Update: I made the Telugu proper noun template have a look at it: {{te-proper noun}}. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 01:21, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much sir for the kind help.Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 10:33, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Can you help and add pleural noun automatically to be shown in the singular form page and modify the template {{te-noun}}Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 10:07, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
I have started writing about Category:Telugu verbs. There are about 50 common Telugu verbs now. Can you prepare a template for them accommodating verbs in different forms. Thanking you sir.Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 07:56, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
If you can tell me what verb forms Telugu has. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 07:10, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
There are three basic forms like simple present; simple past and simple future for most of the Telugu verbs. We can go into the complicated forms later.Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 08:10, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
Are we sure that there is gender for Telegu nouns? None of the other languages from India that I've been a part of (Kannada, mainly) have gender, so I was wondering if this was confirmed or not. Razorflame 18:02, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
I have started working again after participating in Wikimania. Thanks again for correcting my mistakes.Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 09:36, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Question on Latvian terms needing attention[edit]

I have a question: how can I find out why a certain term (e.g., ala) is listed in the category Latvian terms needing attention? I changed it a little (added a nicer declension template, added pages for the inflected forms), but I don't know if any of my changes addressed whatever the reason was that got this word in the 'needing attention' category. --Pereru (talk) 00:19, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

I could say that you can examine how {{lv-noun}} works by clicking on 'Edit' to see that a declension type has to get listed when using it. If you ask me, I think it needs an update just like how User:Dick Laurent remodeled the template {{et-noun}} (man, I wish he can mentor somebody about templates). --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 00:49, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
You should ask Mglovesfun about {{lv-noun}}. He is the one who wrote most of it. I checked ala and {{lv-noun}} is definitely the problem. It seems to be asking for more than just gender, but I don’t know what. Mglovesfun should know and should be able to fix it. —Stephen (Talk) 02:02, 7 June 2012 (UTC)


I'm researching this word right now, but I probably won't be able to add this word for a while due to the fact that this term's translation is not readily accessible. I'll let you know when I figure it out. Razorflame 23:18, 27 June 2012 (UTC)


I noticed you're interested in Volapük, a language I also find fascinating. I probably won't be contributing to it here (one has, after all, only one life), but I was curious about the current state of affairs of the Volapükavöds in Vükivödabuk Linglänapükik... Are you the only person interested in it? What sources are you entering data from? --Pereru (talk) 01:27, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Other language versions of Wiktionary, as far as I remember. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 15:19, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
By the way, User:Hans-Friedrich Tamke adds Volapük words more than I do. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 01:39, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Walloon nouns[edit]

Thank you for the indication.

--Lucyin (talk) 23:43, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Walloon addjective templates[edit]

ké noveles a Lidje ?

Can you have a look to crolé ?

It suggested :

  • to add a form to all Walloon addjectives, the feminine plural preceding noun (a typical grammatical feature of Walloon, see : antéposé), always with -ès terminaison.
  • to have a template for addjectives with suffix -é, with the core = "word without -é", feminine -êye, etc.

With kind regard. --Lucyin (talk) 11:25, 21 August 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing that. I'm making so many of these entries, I guess I'm getting careless. --WikiTiki89 (talk) 13:56, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

User talk:[edit]

It was just me, but the browser crashed and left me without being logged in. Anyway, thanks. --BiblbroX дискашн 11:37, 9 September 2012 (UTC)


Hi! In Xhosa both words exist but they are not quite synonyms. Isitulo derives from Afrikaans stoel, meaning chair. Isihlalo derives from a Xhosa verb -hlala meaning to sit or to stay and isihlalo is more "seat" than chair. They are both class 7 words with a class 8 plural (izitulo/izihlalo).

Jcwf (talk) 16:36, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Anonymous contributions[edit]

Just a trivial note. Your user page says: "I shed light on a mistake in the "ue" ligurature entry mistake." Two things: I think you meant "ligature", and you've said "mistake" twice: is that redundant? Equinox 23:43, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Whoops... I thought that the word ligature had a way of pronouncing it similar to pronouncing the word literature; and sorry about that redundancy, I'll fix that. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 23:52, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
BTW, I always enjoy seeing a word I've added make it into your list of favourites. Usually this happens significantly later. Do you skim-read the entire Recent Changes? Equinox 00:43, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Do you mean the recent changes here in this Wiktionary? I don't know how to divide the collapsible sections of my user page.--Lo Ximiendo (talk) 00:46, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I wondered how you follow my (and others') contributions when there's so much history to read through. Equinox 00:49, 22 September 2012 (UTC)


Please mark such edits as minor, if you only change the template. Thanks. Maro 14:30, 22 September 2012 (UTC)


Hello, thanks for the little edits you're making on the pages I'm creating. As I'm new here, they are extremely useful for me to understand the formatting here. I would very much appreciate if you can leave some guide notes for me on my talkpage so that I can avoid those repetitive errors and make you work a bit easier. Thanks again. Shivashree (talk) 11:10, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

What tools do you use to transliterate from Marathi? Shivashree (talk) 01:23, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
Partly this, but with ḷ for . --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 01:26, 20 October 2012 (UTC)


A humble opinion: if we wanted mile-long lists of translation requests in each entry, we would probably embed their creation in trans-top -template. I bet 95% of those trreq's will remain there a year from now, and longer. --Hekaheka (talk) 18:37, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

I agree partially. Some editors are not very fast in filling such requests but they do fill them eventually. I do fill some requests myself when I can and interested but too many requests just annoy people. See Dan Polansky's messages in BP and rfd. I would also take into consideration the following: are these most common words for communication (I agree that thought is such a word). Do we have any contributors in that language? Is this a state language with millions of speakers (no offense to speakers of regional and small languages)? Can you request some translations directly from active users? --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 00:55, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

If you want translations, perhaps WT:TRREQ would be more effective. I would definitely do Latin for you if it isn't too long (I can't guarantee quality for long passages in most other languages). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 04:56, 30 October 2012 (UTC)


After your edits [4], these nouns appeared in the category Category:Polish nouns lacking gender, so it would be better if you stop doing this. And if you only change a template, please mark your edit as minor. Thank you. Maro 17:22, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Something is wrong with the template. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 00:21, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Will the template's problem, whatever it is, get fixed? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 00:24, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
You can try asking someone with template knowledge. The code for adding and displaying gender is there but it doesn't work. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 00:37, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
I think I fixed it, let me know if there are any more problems. The confusion was that the template accepted gender either as g= or as the first unnamed parameter, but the categories depended only on the first unnamed parameter and not on g= so any word that had {{pl-noun|g=m}} instead of {{pl-noun|m}} was incorrectly categorized. Now, both methods should work. --WikiTiki89 08:17, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
  • You don't need to convert these to {{pl-noun}}. My bot is doing it as I write this. If you have any other template updates to do, you can just ask me to do them for you. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 03:38, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Translation requests[edit]

I think that there is some agreement (see Wiktionary:Beer parlour#Translation requests that blanket additions of translation requests is counter productive (real translations are hidden and people answering requests will be snowed under). I think it would be a good idea if you stopped. :) — Saltmarshαπάντηση 05:26, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Should I never do it ever again even in small doses? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 05:31, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
Have a look at the discussion. Perhaps 5 at the most and placed at the bottom of the section - below actual translations like playing card, but I still think that you should remove those whcih are not of immediate interest? — Saltmarshαπάντηση 05:44, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
@Lo Ximiendo, currently song has many requests that will have to be removed. I don't think anyone will be able or is willing to fill those. Please consider removing those languages from your list. I only add Sinhalese if I'm lucky to find a translation, the resources are extremely poor. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 01:23, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
In case you're curious about where I got the Interlingue words for "song," I got them from the Interlingue Wiktionary. May I try looking for Sinhalese words or any Amharic ones? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 02:37, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
You can always try but Sinhalese wiktionary is barely alive (if not dead). I can share resources for other languages you put requests for but I hope you know what you're doing, as the words must be in lemma forms, gender and translit should be correct and most importantly - correct sense. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 04:31, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Hey, if you're adding trreq templates, you should keep doing so in Asturian, Catalan, Galician, and Occitan (to a lesser extent). I got Asturian down to as few translation requests as possible and working on the category is a task I really enjoy. Ultimateria (talk) 03:25, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Like alcohol or nicotine, please use {{trreq}} in moderation, otherwise people will get upset again :). A few points again:
  • Resources for some languages are just too poor or almost absent. FL Wiki, online dictionaries, Wikpedia, available native speakers.
  • We don't need to many "I need ..." phrases translated. Some may even go eventually, as redundant or repetitive.
  • Please take a more active part in translations yourself, ask for help, learn. This will be more satisfying than just requesting others to do the job. You'll have to analyse the words and usages, though. I don't mind filling some translations and will continue doing it but there are only a few active editors willing to do it and usually for a small number of languages, not scores of them.
  • BTW, Some words have too many senses and if a similar sense has already been translated or its synonym, then you may just use that or work on verifying the senses, like white (a Belarusian request).
  • Perhaps the issue could be discussed at BP, like you, I do see the urgent need to add more translations for somewhat neglected languages. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 00:34, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Telugu lists[edit]

Thank you for making me aware about the Lists in wiktionary. Some states in India are still to be started because of some phonetic problem. I have created two lists in Telugu language: list:days of the week/te list:continents/te. Can you please check for any mistakes.Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 06:02, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

There are 16 week names in Telugu language. I have entered the 7 names most commonly used. Should we enter all the names in Days of the week template.Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 09:00, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
When it comes to synonyms, have a look at {{list:days of the week/cmn}} via the edit button. Here we see the parameter "7syn". We can add "1syn", "2syn", and so on until "7syn" to {{list:days of the week/te}}. (How do I rate for my instructions, anyone?) --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 09:29, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
I do not understand what you mean. The cmn language completely new to me. Can you give an example of English language page. I have created another list page of colors. Here also I see similar problem of multiple pages for single color. Please help me. Thanks.Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 08:27, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
Then could you at least list the synonyms here so I could add them to the {{list:days of the week/te}} and {{list:basic colors/te}} templates? (You can add my talk page to your watchlist if you want; I monitor mine. Also, I don't think we should feel afraid of consulting the Grease Pit, which is our forums on templates if you have questions about them, over this matter.) --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 08:51, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
How do you feel about Category:Translation requests (Telugu)? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 09:53, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
I was not here for sometime; and started working again last month. I have seen your Translation requests (Telugu) and started working on them. It will take sometime. I will try my best. Sorry for the late response.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 15:32, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
You're alright. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 15:40, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of entry for balenephobia[edit]

I am the entry creator for balenephobia. I sourced the entry in the edit summary because I am unsure how to reference in Wiktionary (I have never seen a references list on Wiktionary). I attempted to use the "New Entry Creator", which capitalized the word. If you check the Wiktionary source, it doesn't show the word (unless it's buried in the noun template) so I'm not sure how to change the capitalization.

The word itself is from a site with a very long list of phobias and their descriptions. If you know of a different term for a fear of needles, by all means, share it and redirect this definition. It is not aichmophobia, which is a fear of all sharp objects (broken glass, etc), not just needles, which is a different phobia.

I am also concerned that someone would so quickly mark an entry for deletion without giving reason in the discussion. You being the editor that marked it for deletion should NOT be the one deleting it, especially so soon after tagging it. Unless Wiktionary runs differently than Wikipedia (which I doubt), then you have not gone though the proper process.

  • One of your reasons was "capitalization" which, as I described above I'm not sure how to change given the template that Wiktionary is using for its new tool. It is something that you could fix yourself anyway. Did you check my source, or did you just decide that you've never heard of the word so it must not exist?
  • The other reason was "invention", which you have to prove. I have given a valid source. If you dispute that source then you need to use a different template.
  • Also, your delete tag refers to WT:CFI and WT:LOP for the criteria which I have not violated anything from either Zephalis (talk) 22:11, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
The source that you gave does not meet WT:CFI. How about a printed book for example? Equinox 22:12, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
What part of WT:CFI does it violate? The only thing I can see is maybe the widespread use issue, but that is contradicted my a simple Google search. A printed book source is difficult to check and even WT:CPI states that it's preferable if the book is in a digitized format. Also, there was no reference as to whether there was any fact checking done in the first place.
Either way, the National Library of Medicine is another, and quite valid source. Had there been a discussion on the topic, I could've provided other sources like that but again, I don't know how to properly reference in Wiktionary (it's not like Wikipedia).
I do see that I my first source did misspell it...should've been belonephobia, not balenephobia. Zephalis (talk) 22:38, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
WT:CFI requires that you provide a citation from a durably archived source that shows the term being used to convey meaning in the language. This is occasionally a source of confusion because people (like you) provide Wikipedia-style references, which do not actually show the term being used, but rather mentioned (see w:Use-mention distinction). What we require is a citation that shows someone actually using the word in running text with that meaning. The purpose of the citation is to demonstrate that people actually do use the word in English, and a list of phobias or a (medical) dictionary does not actually demonstrate that, because they are defining the term (i.e. "this word means...") rather than using it as part of the language. —CodeCat 22:48, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
The PubMed source I gave is a use case. It's a digital copy of a published medical journal (in this case the Official journal of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners), specifically "Australian family physician 2006 Aug;35(8):623-4" (ISSN: 0300-8495). I still need to know how to, or more where to, place the reference. Also, the Google Ngram Viewer shows it's use history. Zephalis (talk) 23:07, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
As far as I know, we don't allow dictionaries or encyclopedias as sources to verify the usage of a word. They can be used to corroborate the meaning but they don't establish it. —CodeCat 23:51, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
Dictionaries and encyclopedia's cannot be used as primary references, I know that part. But the use I'm showing isn't a dictionary, it's a published medical journal (specifically on the topic of a method of approaching patients that are belonephobic). PubMed is a medical journal repository, not a dictionary. Google's Ngram Viewer searches all published works and show usage of the word back into the '40s. It also shows usage in the 1890's, and although large gaps occasionally signify OCR problems, the 1890's was a huge period in western medicine. It's a valid word, it's in use, and should be included.
I'm rewriting the definition with a proper etymology (using the etymology of the word belonoid). I still need to know how to properly reference in Wiktionary though. I've rarely seen references on any page, and the help section doesn't have much information on references like Wikipedia does. Zephalis (talk) 00:21, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
There is Help:Citations, Quotations, References. But I suspect that if you recreate the entry without a valid citation someone will just delete it again. And if not, I will RFV it. —CodeCat 00:27, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
I saw that page and Help:Footnotes, they aren't very helpful. I'll just create a references section according to Wikipedia's style-guide, since Wiktionary doesn't seem to have one. Aside from etymologies, definitions almost never have references linked directly to them, as you have to paraphrase them anyway or you risk a plagiarism violation due to the nature of what a definition is. I'm not sure exactly why this particular word is being targeted as most words on Wiktionary have no references! Examples: automobile, chemistry, physician, agoraphobia, car, etc. Zephalis (talk) 00:50, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
It would be trivial to find three WT:CFI-compliant citations for any of those words, but not for yours. Equinox 00:53, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
If the words are so trivial then why are they in the dictionary in the first place? Show me a WT:CFI compliant citation for agoraphobia that is valid and not in a medical journal (since you seem quite averted to using them as references). Also, if they are so trivial why aren't they included? Why are there no references for effusion? Just because you don't know a word, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I've even found the source for the original journal, although they are only up to 2010 in their online available back issues though so the PDF isn't available yet. It shouldn't matter though because journal articles have always been valid references on Wikimedia pages. Zephalis (talk) 01:09, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
For agoraphobia, see e.g. [5]. Note that these books are using the word in a sentence, not just defining it. Now you find three book citations using your word and we can happily add it. Equinox 01:11, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
* First, I'd like to see a Help: page saying you need "three book citations" to add a word to Wiktionary.
* Second, how do those citations constitute an editor's right to define the word?
* Third, just because it's in print doesn't mean it's used properly.
* Fourth, citing Google's book search engine is no different then me citing their Ngrams engine.
* Fifth, This is how we handle citation issues in Wikipedia Wikipedia:Citing_sources#Dealing_with_unsourced_material. I'm sure the Wikimedia Foundation has the same ideas for Wiktionary despite them not being as readily written. Marking pages for speedy deletion is rarely the first resort. It is now especially obvious that you didn't even check if it was a real term given that if you would've bothered to do a Google Books search like you did with agoraphobia, you'd have seen your 3 citations. Not to mention it would've shown you that it was a spelling mistake carried over from the original source, which could have been corrected. Zephalis (talk) 01:54, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
No, you haven't read CFI properly. See use-mention distinction. I found one citation to help you. I can't find any others that count. Can you find two more? Equinox 02:01, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
# The relevant passage in WT:CFI says this: use in permanently recorded media, conveying meaning, in at least three independent instances spanning at least a year (different requirements apply for certain languages). They don't have to be book citations, and we also allow citations from Usenet.
# Editors don't define words, they describe the word as it's used by English speakers. That's why there needs to be proof that English speakers use the word. A website that says "English speakers use this word" (or something to that effect) doesn't count, because that's not proof, that's just someone saying so.
# What is "properly"? See WT:NOT, point 2. Wiktionary describes, it does not prescribe or proscribe. So we're completely indifferent to whether something is being used correctly or not as that would be subjective, but documenting what actually is used is not subjective. Wiktionary is about what a language is, not what it should be.
# Again, as long as it's permanently recorded (to our standards), is proof of use and conveys meaning, then it counts.
# WT:WINW. But you're free to ask the foundation, of course. However, our practices have existed for a decade now so I don't think they disagree with them that much.
CodeCat 02:29, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
I did re-read the attestation requirements again and, yes, I admit I didn't see the 3 references part the first time. But I believe that makes three.
  • You found one (I'm not sure which)
  • Ungoliant found one [[6]] (This is from the request verification page based on my redo of the definition; properly spelled this time) ==> belonephobia
  • And I found the journal article.
I think that the abstract of the article defines it right off the bat because people (even doctors) may not know the term, just that there is a fear of needles. That's actually how I found the term in the first place. The full text isn't available yet from the original publisher (I'd imagine they're digitizing in reverse order). I'm pretty sure from the abstract that it's used normally. I can't think of a context that it would be used in aside from someone saying that they, or someone else has it (which would likely result in a "what's that?", which would lead to a definition.
Oddly, I've even seen a few fiction novels with glossaries of terms that are used that might be unknown to most readers. It's definitely not one of the common phobias that people have heard of.
I'm aware of how long the Foundation's been around (Wikipedia member since 2006). My primary goals are actually linking, grammar, and fact checking (I'm not very good at writing encyclopedic prose, so I usually only write stub articles). I think one problem may stem from Wiktionary's help section being less refined and a little bit scattered in comparison to Wikipedia. Maybe I should look into that?
[slightly off topic] And I am still very confused as to the process of creating a new article. Again, I never really see references on Wiktionary and so I'm confused as to why my article got dumped so quickly. What can I do in the future to stop that from happening? Zephalis (talk) 03:59, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
There's no sure-fire way to prevent it except by providing citations. But people generally don't do that (it would get in the way of progress), so we have adopted the (unwritten, until I just added it to WT:WFW) practice that new entries don't need citations but they should always be provided through RFV if asked for. Think of it as having every entry start in limbo. The RFV then forces it to either come out and be verified, or get deleted. I don't think it's actually good form to delete plausible terms on sight, and I would say that this was a plausible term. However, it was spelled with a capital letter, which made it a lot less plausible, and we've already had to remove countless "phobias" that people make up but nobody ever uses, so that's probably why it got deleted. The proper step, if it had been spelled right, would have been to add {{rfv}} to the article if an editor had been in doubt. Which is what happened now, anyway. Concerning the help section... You're welcome to improve things, but I would suggest staying around for a while first to get an idea of how things work. As for not being good at writing prose... I think you'll like Wiktionary then. :) —CodeCat 04:17, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
I saw the citations section a couple hours ago and wasn't sure of the format so I looked at different words and you are right, it doesn't get done. I know people make up phobia names like crazy, and it doesn't help that there are hundreds of official ones. There's a grouping of 4 similar ones: tyrannophobia (injections), aichmophobia (anything sharp), enetophobia (pins [although I can't find the root word]), and belonephobia (pins and needles [although it apparently used to just be needles, given the root]).
I think the main reasons I've been fighting this all afternoon is because the more I looked it up, the more I could validate it; especially after taking the time to format it to Wiktionary standards only to have it flagged in minutes and deleted within the time it took me to type half my argument in it's discussion page about the flag.
The capitalization was from a copy and paste (I didn't even think to check it because the first word on Wikipedia is always capitalized (which is a pain). The misspelling was directly from the original source who I emailed to let him know it was wrong.
In the case of capitalization, how do you change that when it happens? Nowhere in the original source did it show the word itself. As for spelling errors, I'm guessing that's just a delete and remake issue. Zephalis (talk) 04:54, 3 December 2012 (UTC)


Hi, could you please limit the requests to just the most common sense - the adjective, which already has what you need and check for availability of people? The number of requests are currently unmanageable and may work as discouragement and confusion. I may have to remove many, like I did with white. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 04:32, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Same polite request, regarding uvula (among others). Please slow down--substantially--with adding {{ttreq}}. The reasons why such edits may reasonably be seen as disruptive have been explained to you several times, on this talk page as well as elsewhere. -- Gauss (talk) 17:03, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

minor edits[edit]

Why don't you mark such edits as minor? Maro 22:21, 14 December 2012 (UTC)


Just like machen itself, it's a regular weak verb. —Angr 14:43, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

I didn't notice that, noooot even the template {{de-verb-weak}}, sorry about that. O_O --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 14:45, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Pronunciation and Etymology requests[edit]

When you add pronunciation and etymology requests, can you please also put the relevant section header above it? For example, instead of just adding this:


Add this:


Thanks! --WikiTiki89 17:48, 28 December 2012 (UTC)


Zk stands for Zekian, a new language I am constructing. Am I allowed to add Zekian words to Wiktionary?

No. Not on Wiktionary you don't. How about a website that accommodates conlangs instead? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 23:57, 29 December 2012 (UTC)


Please do not mark something as Medieval Latin unless you know that for a fact. L&S give citations in their wonderful Latin dictionary, and here the citations are all pre-mediaeval. They often give a timeframe, as they do here, and Ov. (Ovid) and Verg. (Vergil) are both classical authors who are cited. The moral of the story: don't add information in a language you don't know if it's a total guess when it's easy to check what the truth is. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 01:26, 2 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi there. Please don't edit languages you don't know. For example, when adding conjugations to Asturian verbs, many, almost all in fact, of them you added back in November were incorrect. Best to leave it blank or add {{rfinfl|lang=ast|type=verb}}. this website is the best Asturian conjugator you'll find on the web, BTW. --Wikt Twitterer (talk) 23:20, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Latvian seasons[edit]

Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I reverted your edits on Latvian vasara, ziema, rudens and pavasaris -- the four seasons of the year -- because I think it better to use explicit lists rather than the {{list}} template. I don't mean any offense, I just think {{list}} is too resource-intensive, and I don't really like its format. If you want, we can talk further about this. --Pereru (talk) 16:08, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Just wanna point out: The {{list}} templates (which ironically don't actually use the {{list}} template itself anymore) are not that resource intensive that we can't afford to use them at all. The problem is only with very long pages that use many {{list}} templates. The Latvian seasons had perfectly fast loading times since the template was only used once on those pages. --WikiTiki89 16:25, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Regarding etymologies and rfes[edit]

I've seen you put rfe for Arabic verbs, but the rules for finding the roots for verbs are simple and I think you can easily guess the root yourself. Verbs like صبر and نجم which have different forms with specific repeated constants are always from an Arabic root consisted of those constants, and there's no exception, so it's correct. However, when the root is consisted of ی y, و w, or ء ʾ, it will produce more complicated forms in which the constant is replaced by vowel, or is omitted, like the verb قِ qi, "Stop!", which is from the root و ق ي w-q-y. In these cases, you can find the root from the forms which has shadda, such as زين zayyana, cause when ی y, و w, or ء ʾ have shadda, they won't be be omitted or replaced by vowels. --Z 15:46, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Regarding the Ladin language[edit]

Hello Sir, I hope this is the correct way to contact you. I'm Italian and my mother tongue is called Ladin. It is a Rhaeto-Romance language of about 30,000 speakers, spoken in the Italian Alps. It is very close to the Swiss Rumantsch. I would like to create a few entries in Ladin when I have time, in order to help to keep my mother tongue alive :) I have already been entering a few translations to English entries into Ladin. Here is an online dictionary for Ladin Unfortunately it only contains translations from Ladin to German and vice versa, there are no translations into English. After entering only the translations, I started now to write proper entries as well, for example I have already entered the word "roa" which means landslide. However, if I look at the code for entries in other languages, I understand that there should be a template such as lld-noun and lld-verb, where lld is the international code for Ladin. Is this template necessary and how can I create it. I also don't know how I can create completely new pages. "roa" is a word in other languages as well, so I can just add the Ladin entry to them, but for words that are unique how do I create a new page? Thanks for helping. Alexander

Hello, Asenoner (please be sure to type the four tildes), and thank you for replying (and I'm a woman, possibly a cisgender one). You could follow the links on your welcome message or talk to Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV (talkcontribs) if you request the creation of templates such as {{lld-noun}} and help with creating Ladin entries (after all, s/he seems interested in learning a Romance language). Cheers and best of luck with any deity. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 08:39, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Assigning a language family to Nalca[edit]

Hello Lo Ximiendo,

Hoping that I am doing this correctly, I would like to ask you a question. I have started adding a few entries in a language called Nalca, belonging to the Papuan language family of the Mek languages branch. As shown on Template:nlc, Nalca does not seem to have an assigned language family. However, when I try to edit this, I am told that the ability to edit the entry is locked. If you have the time, could you please tell me how would I go about to do this, or just simply whom I can contact? It is just sad to see Nalca without an assigned language family.

Best regards,
Mauritz (talk) 22:02, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by CodeCat (talkcontribs). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 01:40, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
Wow, that was fast; thank you very much! And I like your cat! Mauritz (talk) 06:59, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Arabic roots[edit]


Since you've been editing a lot of Arabic root entries lately, depending on your needs, I recommend you to purchase Hans Wehr dictionary. It's the best recognised Arabic dictionary but it needs some getting used to, as the words arranged alphabetically by their roots. Then your edits won't need to "guess" the meanings of roots and most words derived form roots follow the root entry. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 03:15, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestion. I wonder about the price or whether the online version (if there is one) is ethical. Besides, I got myself a 2007 Hausa-English dictionary by Paul Newman, Yale University Press. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 03:33, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
I saw somewhere a scanned version on a Russian website. It's quite awkward to use but if you get stuck and you need it, I'll do a search. The dictionary won't cost you an arm and a leg. Arabic is much harder than Hausa and the value of the information about Arabic is much higher, IMHO, not just because it's a hard language but because it's written in a difficult script and the root system of the language and of dictionaries is one of the things that puts off learners, providing this info is invaluable. There is no online dictionary that does it - apart from some verb conjugators. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 03:44, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
Since I possess Paul Newman's Hausa-English dictionary, am I better off adding Hausa words? (Ignore the somewhat childish-sounding review.) If so, how do I create a reference template? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 04:11, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
There's no substitute for the actual knowledge of the language - a dictionary may have a word but for the wrong sense, wrong form or a meaning nuance. I don't think you need to add references - you just reveal that this info is from somewhere else. A dictionary just gives the comfort that the information may be right. You don't have to be a speaker of the language to add words in that language, of course but it depends on you. Do you check those words? Are you sure about the sense and usage, grammar info? Can you confirm the correctness by another source. I ask myself these questions when I add words in a language I don't know well. Even a superficial or temporary interest in a language is better than just a desire to fill gaps for missing words and missing languages, I think. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 04:21, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Rfe in Czech entries[edit]

I object to your adding {{rfe}} to Czech entries. The template is going to idly sit in entries for ages, for no good purpose. --Dan Polansky (talk) 17:39, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

The same with {rfp} and {rfe} for other languages. I don't mind adding sometimes an {rfp} template to an entry which looks weird and you don't know how to pronounce it, but I don't understand why you're adding {rfp} to every entry you see. It's very annoying. Tell me why are you doing this? Maro 20:05, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

I wonder about how many people are interested in becoming editors for the Wiktionary. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 01:17, 31 March 2013 (UTC)


I added it because it did not yet exist as an entry and needed defining. It is a very common and popular franchise format really. Restaurants like Hooters are breastaurants and if you bothered to Google it you would see how rampant its use is. I am assuming however that you never had heard of it yet, but I am sure for instance you will easily find it in any business or media publication. 01:54, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

German separable verbs[edit]

Hi, please don't change the template {{prefix}} to {{compound}} in German etymology sections for separable verbs. There's a debate going on (feel free to take part!), so it's an open question ATM. Longtrend (talk) 12:24, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Accidental reversal[edit]

Sorry, I accidentally reverted your good edit (wrong button). --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 23:31, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

That's alright. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 11:20, 6 May 2013 (UTC)


Hi, why did you remove the {{de-verb-weak}} template from plazieren? Longtrend (talk) 16:22, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

An obsolete form, therefore a sort of redundancy, I think. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 22:45, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Hm, I don't see how that would be more redundant than the conjugation template, for example. So I think such templates should be kept even for obsolete forms, they're still informative. Longtrend (talk) 12:17, 14 May 2013 (UTC)


Made for you. --Perhaps another fan (talk) 22:57, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

I've been meaning to do that myself, but I forgot... —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 00:30, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Santo 7.13.15 questionnaire[edit]

Here's one question I'm willing to ask to visitors and fellow editors: if this film is in theaters, would you watch it? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 09:03, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Male and female categories[edit]

Why are you depopulating Category:dsb:Male and Category:dsb:Female? —Angr 11:51, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

I don't think it makes sense to give them to entries that use categories for occupations and animals. Besides, I think it perpetuates the gender and sex anatomy binaries. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 11:53, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
What should they be used for then? And if a language has different words for male and female policemen and sheep, it's a dictionary's job to acknowledge that fact, regardless of our personal opinions on gender theory. —Angr 11:59, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
Transgender people could deserve a mention, at least. Intersex people, too. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 12:01, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
We're documenting words and their uses. If Lower Sorbian doesn't have separate words for transgender and intersex policemen etc., then there's nothing to say about them. Putting them into categories called Male and Female doesn't imply, however, that the words can be used only for cisgendered people; a trans-man policeman is also a policist and a trans-woman policewoman is also a policistka. —Angr 12:11, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Beer_parlour/2013/June#Manual_transliteration_and transliteration_from_modules[edit]


Please stop removing manual transliterations until we have a consensus. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 06:58, 14 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi there. On searching the Italian version of Wikisource for words to add, I came across a totally unintelligible document - it was in Ladin. So, as you have noticed, I am adding Ladin words to the best of my ability. As you have worked with these words in the past, could you correct any of my mistakes. There is an increasing number of words in the "attention" category - mostly because I have come across a verb form and don't know what the infinitive is. I can't find a good Ladin (to English or to Italian) dictionary online, so am mostly using, as a Rosetta Stone, these two files [7] and [8]] - they are more or less the same content in Ladin and Italin. Cheers SemperBlotto (talk) 16:14, 15 July 2013 (UTC)


Hi there. I'm concerned about a specific bot user currently editing that does not have the bot flag. I've asked that he limit the number of edits he makes from what it is now down to ~1 a minute and he's refused. I also have the nagging suspicion that this could be WF, if you know what I mean. Razorflame 18:04, 18 July 2013 (UTC)


Hi there. kunvivebla is a compound word of kun+vivebla. Just thought I'd let you know :) Razorflame 19:52, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Affirmative. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 00:07, 7 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi Lo Ximiendo! I see you've added some Ainu words in the past. Are you still interested in working on that language? I want to start an Ainu project. --BB12 (talk) 17:53, 4 September 2013 (UTC) I have been thinking about different languages, actually; with the aid of Omniglot, in particular --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 00:04, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

That's exciting. Good luck with that! BB12 (talk) 03:36, 7 September 2013 (UTC)


Do you have any input to Wiktionary:Requests_for_deletion/Others#Category:en:Energy_medicine as to what the category is good for, whether it should be a subcategory of "emergency medicine" and why it should be kept? --Dan Polansky (talk) 11:52, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

In terms of memorization, sticky notes are a materialistic matter for those people who refuse to take any fact into account, so thanks for notifying me. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 22:47, 6 October 2013 (UTC)


Please don't hyphenate in languages you don't know. You're making mistakes, and adding hyphenation is still not adequate justification for removing an rfp. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:15, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Whoops. 0_0 Sorry about that when it comes to idiophonics, at least... --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 02:23, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

I have to second this. You did many mistakes in Armenian, which I fixed. --Vahag (talk) 07:02, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

You're continuing adding hyphenation to languages you don't speak and you forget the lang=xx parameter at that. Please stop. --Vahag (talk) 17:32, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Now I'm turning to improvisation of the Wikivoyage travel guides, if that could fancy you, V.P. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 17:41, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Have a nice improvisation, as long as you don't edit Armenia-related guides and send travellers into a lion's den. --Vahag (talk) 17:58, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
As a side note, I happen to know a Serbian Orthodox Church and Cultural Center near a shopping complex. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 13:11, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
AAAAAH! SORRY! GHA-ZALS EVERY~WHERE! --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 20:53, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

morel imsup[edit]

Do you need a doctor or something? Seriously, I’m becoming pretty concerned for you. --Æ&Œ (talk) 11:39, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

I under-STAND that I'm JUST a Taoist-Typist, so I just copy-pasta-bowled what Semper-Blot did, just in case I have to always hyper-ventilate instead of scream-path-manufacture. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 11:45, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
What. --Æ&Œ (talk) 11:46, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Béchamp-Basics. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 11:50, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
What are the voices telling you now, Lo Ximiendo? --Æ&Œ (talk) 11:53, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
My clothes look... Snazzy instead of Jazzy. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 11:55, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Russian hyphenation[edit]

Hi, Lo Ximiendo. I noticed in the entry добрый that you are not hyphenating Russian correctly. It looks like you are using English rules. Each language has its own rules of hyphenation. Some languages do not allow hyphenation at all.
Some examples of correct Russian hyphenation: до-брый, кни-га, во-да, на-у-ка, и-на-че, мo-лo-кo, по-ло-тно, о-бо-док, стра-на, ми-ни-а-тю-ра, дру-жба, пу-шка, и-зба, во-лна, вой-на, май-ка, кон-спект, Вол-га, пpин-тep, лай-нер, coн-ный, рас-счи-тан-ный, нe-вoc-тpe-бo-вaн-ный, oбъ-я-влe-ниe, кoм-пaнь-oн, cтpoй-кa, Сонь-ка, со-лом-ка, уез-жать, вить-ся, жмёт-ся. —Stephen (Talk) 03:04, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your correction; I never thought about that kind of hyphenation before. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 03:06, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Sorry for corrections but IMHO (this is how I learned and ru:wiki might confirm - may need to double-check): доб-рый, по-лот-но, друж-ба, пуш-ка, из-ба, вол-на. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 03:10, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Please stop changing context to cx[edit]

You have been changing numerous Template:context labels to Template:cx labels. This is incorrect, as the abbreviation has been deprecated. Choor monster (talk) 19:11, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Now I'm considering changing my talk page options from this thread onwards. Any suggestions? Alcenter (talkcontribs), perhaps? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 19:13, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
When was this obsoleted? I thought it was just an innocent redirect used to save same keystrokes. --Ivan Štambuk (talk) 01:08, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
@I.Š., I never thought about the word ধ্বনিতত্ত্ব before. (I also wish I could have asked CC for advice on talk pages, in particular, too.) --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 01:13, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Sanskrit dhvani = "sound", tattva = "theory of", i.e. -logy. It's pretty intuitive. --Ivan Štambuk (talk) 01:26, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

if it ain't broke, don't fix it[edit]

Edits like this one are completely unnecessary, and you may end up putting an incorrect pronunciation in the entry. The {{pl-IPAc}} template is kind of experimental-ish. Sometimes it generates wrong syllable breaks, and I may have overlooked a few devoicing rules. I may need to rewrite it again. (My IPA is a bit shaky, too.)

This kind of edit may be even counter-productive. Say, someone wants to add another (non-standard? dialectal?) inflection — they will have to re-add the generic template. Keφr 15:35, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Some of your recent edits have been disruptive, even vandalistic, and are not acceptable. Your edits to ozone therapy, ozone, and autism spectrum disorder seem to be advancing pseudoscientific beliefs over scientific ones, which should each be labeled according to how the mainstream medical community views them, like Wikipedia's practices. Please cease. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 05:07, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

All I just wanted to do is to inform readers is that the phrase "ozone therapy" exists, regardless of whether or not they're healthcare professionals. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 05:10, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
We are edit-warring on the page. If your only goal is "to inform readers ... that the phrase "ozone therapy" exists" then you have no reason to keep editing it. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 05:13, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
Then I could give it a sense label for clarification? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 05:15, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
Please don't use {{tr-noun}}. It should be done by a speaker of the language who can provide the definite accusative. --Vahag (talk) 09:00, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
Loshi, dear, stop using {{tr-noun}} and not providing the definite accusative and plural! --Vahag (talk) 21:53, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
Now I may want to de-sysop myself... All because of this webtoon. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 21:59, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

I have blocked you for this edit. You were warned by Metaknowledge above but you did not listen. Block was the only option left. --Vahag (talk) 06:52, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

As a side note, I had been vaccinated before. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 06:59, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Look, whatever has happened to you, I wish you get well soon. But I can't let you add nonsense to Wiktionary. --Vahag (talk) 12:32, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Pearl of Great Price[edit]

You've made many edits to this entry which I've nominated for deletion. You may wish to express your opinion in its RFD discussion. ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 05:29, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Vietnamese entries[edit]

Why are you suddenly changing the definition lines for Vietnamese entries into lowercase? They do not need this sort of "fix". TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 07:18, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Do you still insist on doing this? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 07:46, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
The edits are only cosmetic. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 07:46, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
That's fine, but I want your opinion on this first before rushing to get it done. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 07:51, 1 January 2014 (UTC)


Hey, sorry. I just made an entry for every language I could find on Wikipedia for Ohio, and I didn't read my talk page until I was done. I am also a new user to the Danish Wikipedia, and I was there before here, so that's how I know the coding that I do. Really sorry, I feel like I made a mess. I'll try to go back to all those pages and separate the stuff with lines. Could you please help me correct all the pages so that they are how they should be (I don't know how to use templates for all those languages)? Thanks. Also, by the way, do you find all these links annoying, or do you think this is a clever way to write since Wiktionary has an entry for almost every word I could ever type? LalalalaSta (talk) 19:33, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

in traditional script/in simplified script[edit]


Please don't use any of those topical categories, just normal Category:cmn:Fruits, etc. they are deprecated as per Wiktionary:Beer_parlour/2013/April#Some_small_changes_to_Mandarin_.28also_Cantonese.2C_Min_Nan.29_entry_structure_and_about_topic_categories_-_suggestion and the request @Wiktionary:Requests_for_moves,_mergers_and_splits#Mandarin_topical_categories. Using Help:Gadget-HotCat is a bit problematic, as each category should have a sorting parameter (numbered pinyin or "pint") after "|" (as with Japanese kanji and katakana), e.g. [[Category:cmn:Fruits|lai2meng2]]. Please note my changes to 莱檬 and 萊檬.--Anatoli (обсудить/вклад)

Those categories could be removed by bot fairly easily. —CodeCat 02:07, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, please! They need to be orphaned first. Please check User_talk:Wyang#Categories_and_sorting if it seems easy - I tried to list all issue related. There are some other changes required. CC: User:Wyang. He is doing some of it with User:Wyangbot. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 02:23, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Here is a list of all categories with _in_(simplified|traditional)_script as of yesterday. It seems most have been emptied. Wyang (talk) 23:31, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Mandarin entries[edit]


@聖歌. You might as well do it the new and better way, please note the pronunciation section:




# [[anthem]]
# [[hymn]]

--Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 23:10, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Japanese hiragana entries:
Just this, no "h", "rom"


# {{ja-def|西南}} southwest

--Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 23:28, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Please just use {{cmn-new}}. Wyang (talk) 23:31, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

She was using User:Yair rand/newentrywiz.js made by User:Yair rand. I think that script could be changed but I can't do it. I have just asked to tweak to work for new Russian entries. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 00:57, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Ebola Virus[edit]

It is put on. The definition on wingtip nary that it is bioengineered wouldn't this mean it was created by humans? Based on past knowledge I thought it was naturally developed? Is this an error?

Change protection[edit]

Can you change the protection of protected to semi-protected to Template:gl-conj (crer)? I want to do a modifications. Regards. --Vivaelcelta (talk) 10:06, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

I think you can do the modifications now. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 10:18, 25 April 2014 (UTC)



Please note that template {{zh-noun}}, etc. have no parameters at the moment, e.g. at 音叉. Thanks. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 05:16, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

oil pulling[edit]

Please don't get back onto your pseudoscience kick. Equinox 22:52, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Equinox, if Wiktionary and Wikipedia don't have anything nice to say about oil pulling, then they should might as well say nothing about it. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 23:36, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Change protection[edit]

Can you change the protection of protected to semi-protected to Template:gl-conj-er (poñer)? I want to do some modifications.

Can also you import these gadgets d:MediaWiki:Gadget-LocalLiveClock.js and d:MediaWiki:Gadget-historyNumbered.css from Wikidata? Regards and thanks. --Vivaelcelta (talk) 20:09, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Measure words in Chinese entries[edit]

Also pinging User:Wyang here. Should we include measure words in the headword templates of the Chinese entries? --kc_kennylau (talk) 03:50, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Only in {{zh-noun}}, I reckon. Wyang (talk) 04:02, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
I second the request for classifiers in nouns (measure word) (mw=), maybe two. Now, I think I have removed some mw= instances... --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 04:27, 17 May 2014 (UTC)


Would you like to have a go at a Translingual entry? See 𦣇噼. I just hate to have a red link in zh-hanzi-box. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 06:18, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

What's the radical of the character? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 12:34, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
radical 130 肉+19,⿰. --kc_kennylau (talk) 14:19, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
What's the UniHan data for the character (or sinogram after French sinogramme)? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 14:34, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
U+268C7 --kc_kennylau (talk) 15:02, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Gælle and muffe[edit]

Note that I am not a native Danish speaker. I do use sources although to make sure that my entries are correct. My sources say that gælle means exactly what the definition says. Muffe apparently means sleeve. Thanks for asking, and it's nice to meet you. Ready Steady Yeti (talk) 02:25, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Oh, forgive me for reading that wrong (it's 10:30 PM here, tired). Well I don't actually think that at gælle is a real word. If someone added that entry, I'd put it in RFV. You could also ask a native speaker and they may be able to help you better than I can. Ready Steady Yeti (talk) 02:42, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Good. Well good night. Any more questions are a pleasure. Ready Steady Yeti (talk) 03:22, 31 May 2014 (UTC)


Since when do you know Azeri? How do I know your declension tables and Azeri in Arabic script are accurate? --Vahag (talk) 08:16, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

I compared the declension table in the Azeri Wiktionary to the declension table that I added. As for the Arabic letters, I looked at other Azeri entries. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 08:22, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
You cannot learn writing Azeri in Arabic script by looking at other entries. Lo Ximiendo, you have been asked many many times not to edit languages you do not know. True, often you get stuff right by comparing with other entries but sometimes you get it wrong. This is not a game. Accuracy is very important. I am going to revert your edits that I am not 500% sure are correct. --Vahag (talk) 08:49, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Filling in yellow links is just a hobby of mine. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 08:55, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Your hobby is hurting Wiktionary. You are filling them in like User:Tbot, but without any markings that the entry is unreliable and should be checked. Sorry for comparing you to a bot. --Vahag (talk) 09:05, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
If you want some justification for my "foolish" edit on bread, here's this. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 08:58, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
I don't want justification. As I said, you verify some of your content but the rest you reconstruct analogically, often wrong. Don't do it. --Vahag (talk) 09:05, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Take it up with Sinek (talkcontribs) about Cyrillic spellings. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 09:08, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
I can check Cyrillic spellings myself, but not Arabic ones. But that's not the point—no one is obliged to check after you, this is not primary school. --Vahag (talk) 09:14, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Your hypothetical Hanja 冰茶 (빙차)[edit]

I think it is impossible because this is something later than the Tang Dynasty, so it would not follow the Chinese reading. I would coin it as 얼음 ‎(eoreumcha). --kc_kennylau (talk) 11:20, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Walloon "lak"[edit]

See : detailed answer here


Hey Lo. What's happened to Daniel? I was gonna ask him a question about where caxirola got its name. --GOfpowe (talk) 15:55, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure about what happened to him. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 15:57, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Who's the resident Portuguese speaker now? --GOfpowe (talk) 15:58, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

lucet category[edit]

"Machines"? A "device", yes, but there are no moving parts. A Lucet is a two-tined wooden fork, used as a frame around which the thread is knotted to form the cord. I don't think it rises to the status of "machine", unless knitting needles also do. --Catsidhe (verba, facta) 22:06, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Still using Template:cmn-noun[edit]

The position of the curly bracket in {{zh-pron}} is non-consequential but there are still hundreds of Mandarin verbs using {{cmn-noun}} and lacking {{zh-pron}}. The multi-syllabic ones are straightforward: Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:cmn-noun&limit=500 They can use Cantonese and Min Nan pronunciations as well :) --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 04:16, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for welcome![edit]

Thanks for the welcome message! I've had a look at Wiktionary for Wikipedians, which looks like a good entry point. Regards, Tortoise0308 (talk) 08:55, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Idaho Vacation[edit]

I'll be going to Idaho; to be more specific, Twin Falls and Redfish Lake. I'll be back around the end of July. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 19:16, 9 July 2014 (UTC)


The automatic xlit saying one thing doesn't mean that thing is right. — [Ric Laurent] — 22:57, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

RE: Thai Headword Templates[edit]

I've never used them before. Perhaps I should. Thanks! --A.S. (talk) 02:10, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Hermann Mojmir - Słownik niemieckiej gwary Wilamowic[edit]

Polecam (I recommend) -> Hermann Mojmir - Słownik niemieckiej gwary Wilamowic

Pozdrawiam (Yours), SPL908455, Henryk (talk) 05:54, 14 July 2014 (UTC)


Why the changes to the formatting of the synonyms here? They were fine before, and now many of them don't have pinyin. Anyway, I thought the way I formatted it was standard practice here. ---> Tooironic (talk) 12:17, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

{{zh-l}} can still have pinyin, e.g. 騷客骚客 (sāokè), 墨客 (mòkè). I don't think it's a big deal, though to use pinyin in synonyms, etc. but pinyin shouldn't be linked and precede Chinese terms, if it's used. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 23:47, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
It's not a big deal but we should at least be consistent. As 文人 currently stands, it's a mess. ---> Tooironic (talk) 01:58, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Fixed. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 02:05, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Anatoli. Though I prefer to indicate pinyin (for the convenience of users), at least it's consistent within the entry now. ---> Tooironic (talk) 11:40, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Amharic Requested entries (amharic)[edit]

thanx- please remove the duplicate page. —This unsigned comment was added by Teferra (talkcontribs).

spelling of تأصل is correct[edit]

When you created that page you put in a comment saying you weren't sure about the correct spelling of the hamza-over-alif. It's correct according to the standard hamza rules, which you can find on w:Hamza. All the Hamza rules are in ar-conj, so if you add conjugation to a verb, it will correctly spell the hamza of all forms in the conjugation, including alternatives that exist in some situations. Benwing (talk) 11:35, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Automating {{ar-verb}}[edit]

I'm thinking actually that ar-verb needs to be automated like ar-conj so you don't have to type in any more info than what you type into ar-conj (except to clarify the radicals in a few cases), and it automatically figures out the radicals from the headword and generates the 3rd-person masculine singular past and non-past indicative. I added a comment to your talk page about this. You'd need to type in the form, the past/non-past vowels (for form I only), and the appropriate weak root (for augmented-form hollow/defective verbs). All the rest -- the forms themselves, their translation, etc., can be auto-generated. What do you think? Benwing (talk) 11:41, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

need help[edit]

Plz help me to correct the page दोरी. The डोरी is not a synonym of it. डोरी is a hindi translation of दोरी

I got rid of the word डोरी from दोरी; Entry layout explained, ELE for short, shows our policies of how entries should be formatted. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 05:29, 2 September 2014 (UTC)


Hi, why have you deleted the transliteration of the plural? Kaixinguo (talk) 21:53, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Because the readers couldn't see the plural's transliteration unless they press the edit button. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 21:54, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Or pltr is no longer {{fa-noun}}'s parameter? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 21:55, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I had been wondering why they weren't displaying anyway.Kaixinguo (talk) 22:04, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

IPA soft keyboard[edit]

What is an IPA soft keyboard? I've been using the same IPA characters in the past years (see my user page). When I look at the diff, I can't see the difference. Which character did you change? Panda10 (talk) 13:34, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

I'm wondering what the diff is as well...seems like some stupid triviality resulting from a (nearly) identical character that should not exist IMO. I mean really, if there's a char. there that's different but not really then that's some seriously fucked up Unicode problem right there. >.> User: PalkiaX50 talk to meh 13:38, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
As far as I'm concerned, Latin/Roman g isn't the same as IPA /ɡ/ due to Unicode, I think as far as I could tell. We could access the Special characters keyboards when we edit entries. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 13:42, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
It's not just Unicode. The Latin "g" can be of several shapes, including the simple tailed version using, but also the form of two circles joined, and a jot at the top right corner, as is common in fixed width fonts (this may or may not demonstrate, depending on your browser settings: g). IPA /ɡ/, on the other hand, only has one correct form. Keeping the code points separate means that a font can use whatever shape for the Latin "g", while still presenting a correct IPA /ɡ/ (eg.: ). --Catsidhe (verba, facta) 22:02, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
For instance, you could have a look at this and other IPA symbols, especially their Unicode codepoints. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 13:45, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Besides, CC made a discussion about the IPA keyboard at the beer parlor. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 13:49, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Hmm...a noticeable diff I guess, but it seems because of stupid differences between what fonts are used where the diff is not perceivable everywhere; most annoyingly it is looking identical in the "entry diffs"! So some unwitting person is going to come along, much like us, and think "WTF?!? This edit didn't change anything..." User: PalkiaX50 talk to meh 13:53, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Sacred Language of Sikhs[edit]

Hi. My one entry ਸੋਚੈ was edited, and language of this word was changed to Punjabi. I want to make a point that the language of Sikh scriptures is different from Modern Punjabi. It is a kind of a mixture of Punjabi and Hindi from 15th to 17th century. It is commonly known as Sant Bhasha. Christopher Shackle used the term 'Sacred Language of Sikhs' for this language and has given a noun declensions and verb conjugations different from Modern Punjabi. Even the book 'Indo-Aryan Languages' by George Cordona and Dhanesh Jain made a separate entry fro this language as 'Language of Adi Granth' or 'Language of Guru Granth Sahib'. Please suggest if can keep my entries under 'Sant Bhasha' rather than Punjabi.Thanks. Bhvintri (talk) 15:41, 8 September 2014 (UTC)


You no longer need to put head=, impf=, tr=, etc. For non-form-I, these parameters are actually ignored unless you add useparam=y. For form I, they are used, but you can also just specify the past/non-past vowels and they will be generated. Benwing (talk) 22:34, 11 September 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for all the help with Romanian demonyms. I'm busy administrating the Romanian Wiktionary, but I'm happy for all the help I can get around here too :-) --Robbie SWE (talk) 18:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Form 2 Arabic verb حَلَّبَ[edit]

You added this back in January, with unknown defn. I can't find this in any of the three dictionaries I'm using as sources. Are you sure this is a real word? Where did you get it from? Benwing (talk) 09:50, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Do you mean January 2013 or 2014? I think I got it from ح ل ب. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 09:53, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
January 2014. Benwing (talk) 10:14, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
I do indeed see it in that root. I'm going to assume it's a mistake, as that root lists only forms I and II whereas in reality there's form III ("to milk with (someone)"), form IV ("to assist in milking, to assist"), form V ("to get milked; to fall in drops; to perspire, to shed tears, to salivate; to flow"), form VII ("to flow with sweat or saliva"), form VIII ("to milk"), and form X ("to milk; to press out juice"), but evidently no form II. Benwing (talk) 10:22, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Rhymes: anode, cathode, etc.[edit]

Hi. Rhymes must be stressed on the final syllable. For example it's "AN-ode", not "an-ODE". Thanks. Equinox 18:58, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Removal of WP link at 汽船#Japanese[edit]

I just undid your removal of the WP link in the Japanese entry at 汽船. My understanding was that JA entries would provide WP links to both JA and EN, where such articles exist. That said, I know I've been away for a while. Perhaps policy / consensus has changed? ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 21:06, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

@Eirikr There's no policy change but it seems redundant to me, to link English WP on foreign language articles, unless it's some concept not known to English speakers. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 04:18, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Your Japanese articles are great otherwise. It's probably worth considering to increase quantity, sacrificing some quality, since you're a rare guest now and we don't have many regular productive editors for Japanese :) --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 04:21, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Plural of magon[edit]

Hi! Thank you for your greetings! Since I'm new, I would like to know you [sic: your*] opinion on the correct way to express the following considerations on the plural of magon. There are at least 5-6 variants of Venetian, in my variant (spoken in north of Veneto), singular and plural forms do not have a suffix, the number is determined only by the article, while in other variants the plural is similar to the italian one. So in my variant it is magon m (plural magon), while in the other is magon m (plural magoni). Should I put only the second one, which is the more widespread, or should I put both? Zagonico (talk) 10:16, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Feel free to add both. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 10:27, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

--Ulisse0 (talk) 08:43, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

It can be used either as a pure adjective or as a substantivated adjective. I'm a native speaker. Cheers--Ulisse0 (talk) 09:51, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Asking for a favour[edit]

Hello, I can't remember if you are an administrator but I think you are. I want to delete some information about myself on my talk page and then hide the edit so that it disappears. I have manually delelted the it but I would rather that it was totally deleted/hidden. If you could possibly do that I would be really grateful. I just chose to ask you because I noticed you are online. Thanks for any help. Kaixinguo (talk) 16:05, 15 December 2014 (UTC) Just to clarify, I mean the last section that I just deleted myself on my talk page. Kaixinguo (talk) 16:06, 15 December 2014 (UTC)


tugboat??? That isn't Latvian word. I want fix it, but I don't understand why this word is in Category:Latvian terms with incomplete gender. --Čumbavamba (talk) 23:50, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

It is simple: just replace the question mark with the gender that the translation belongs to. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 23:53, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Čumbavamba (talk) 00:00, 3 January 2015 (UTC)


Peru is in feminine gender, but that is invariable word (loan word). Is this change correct? --Čumbavamba (talk) 23:57, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

I wish I could ask Pereru (talkcontribs) about something like that, but Pereru is inactive. Besides, would you like to examine {{lv-noun}} and {{lv-proper noun}}? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 00:04, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
This must be correct! I don't understand, what do you want? What is with those templates? --Čumbavamba (talk) 00:23, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Not to worry, you got it right. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 00:26, 3 January 2015 (UTC)


Dear Lo Ximiendo. Thank you for the information you gave me. As a newcomer to Wiktionary, your information have been very useful for me.
-- VulpesVulpes42


Why noslēpumains is in Category:Translation requests (Latvian)? --Čumbavamba (talk) 18:42, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

That has been bugging me. I wonder if it is some sort of glitch in the coding. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 12:27, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
Excuse me. The example for the third definition requires English translation. I assume it is the cause of this problem. I have found that similar phenomena occur also in some Hebrew lemmas (e.g. in פסח, among which the quotation for the second definition of the Proper noun needs English translation). --Eryk Kij (talk) 18:14, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Czech entries and removing of head[edit]

I prefer that you stop removing heads from Czech nouns, like in diff. The head parameters are guaranteed to work, while the automatic determination of links for the component words is generally unreliable. --Dan Polansky (talk) 21:53, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Vocative in Latvian[edit]

This isn't true. 1st declesion words in vocative not always are without endings. In this case, word pilots in vocative also is pilots (without ending -s). I start discussion about this in Latvian Wiktionary. If word is propernoun, then word in vocative hasn't ending (-s). If word is common noun, then each word must appreciate individually (that is about only 1st declesion nouns). Need to modify Template:lv-decl-noun-1, because this template generated all nouns in vocative without ending at this moment. --Čumbavamba (talk) 08:34, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

I want delete many entries of Latvian 1st declension words in vocative. Before I do it, I need accept. Here I start discussion. --Čumbavamba (talk) 10:44, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Flood flag[edit]

Hey again. Could you give me the flood flag please? I'm gonna add lots of Spanish plurals (without a bot) --Javier the Star (talk) 18:35, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Excuse me, what do you mean by a flood flag? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 18:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
It's there in the user rights, and checking it makes the user's edits tagged as "bot" in the recent changes. And this user is wonderfool. --kc_kennylau (talk) 15:26, 29 January 2015 (UTC)


Can I write like here? That is my guesswork. If no, then need to undo this change. --Čumbavamba (talk) 09:33, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Vietnamese Wiktionarian[edit]

Hi. What exactly is a Wiktionarian? I don't see any one from Vietnam on the list.Fumiko Take (talk) 10:24, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Maybe I'll add the section of Vietnam for you. Besides, the word Wiktionarian itself is a blend of Wiktionary and dictionarian. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 15:24, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Oh. I thought not everyone could sign up their name to the list.Fumiko Take (talk) 03:46, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Minor edits on Georgian entries[edit]

Ill make your life easier. Use this. A new button will appear in the Tools section on the left.

Except that it can do this two (1, 2) edits at once it also does some other cleanup stuff like converting [[]] into {{l}} for every language.

This user script is tested but still may have some bugs and if you spot them please notify me ))

P.S. if you decide to save a page after only doing minor stuff please check the checkbox saying "This is a minor edit" before saving... --Dixtosa (talk) 19:08, 13 February 2015 (UTC)


I can't understand, why is template {{attention|lv|topic=diacritic name}} in article about ¯. Can you explain to me, what I need to do to remove that template? --Čumbavamba (talk) 22:26, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Czech declensions[edit]

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for adding them, because to be honest, I can't be bothered myself ;-). --Droigheann (talk) 23:30, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Categories for single-kanji Japanese entries[edit]

Thank you for your work on Japanese entries. It's much appreciated.  :)

I noticed in some of your recent edits that you've been removing [[Category:Japanese terms written with one Han script character]] and [[Category:Japanese terms spelled with KANJI]] from single-kanji Japanese entries. When doing so, please also add {{ja-kanjitab}} to each etymology section. {{ja-kanjitab}} adds in both of these categories automatically.

Thanks again! ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 20:03, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

You said: "Since I've never heard of Allison Emery Drake before, I have sympathy towards you." Böri (talk) 15:45, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


In Latvian doesn't exist such word like piermirstams (see Special:WhatLinksHere/piermirstams). All of these entries must to delete. I think, that was mistake of similar word piemirstams. --Čumbavamba (talk) 20:27, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Can you see, once has been such word or not? If that was deleted, then need delete all bot generated entries too. I don't find this word in any dictionary, not like dialectal or archaic. --Čumbavamba (talk) 20:49, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
I took care of the non-lemma forms. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 20:55, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
P.S. Now that I've been thinking about it, how about you let me know of other words you're uncertain about. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 20:58, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
I think, that word is mistake. Word piemirstams is in Latvian not piermirstams (with extra r). We don't have piermirstamais too (must be piemirstamais). I found more word, which I heard first time:
nedievinājošs (see Special:WhatLinksHere/nedievinājošs, in Latvian is word nedievinošs)
dievinājošs (see Special:WhatLinksHere/dievinājošs, in Latvian is word dievinošs);
apmainījams (see Special:WhatLinksHere/apmainījams, in Latvian is word apmaināms).
If I understand, bot (GanimalBot) created these entries, but why? --Čumbavamba (talk) 13:06, 2 April 2015 (UTC)


Dear Lo Ximiendo, can you please separate the two تخن s in Arabic and Pashto as this may result in confusion. Thank you so much. Adjutor101 (talk) 10:56, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

naturopathy = pseudoscience[edit]

Check Wikipedia article. Do not revert again. Equinox 05:56, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

I just have views against the views of Wikipedia. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 05:57, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
WP doesn't just make this stuff up to annoy you, though. It's based on a synthesis of peer-reviewed research, and they list their sources. Equinox 04:19, 22 April 2015 (UTC)


@Lo Ximiendo, can you perform properly what I was trying to accomplish? See Wiktionary link bottom of this page here

No parentheses for entry titles, please. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 01:19, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
The article as you saw has parentheses. Can you please tell me how to link it to sanskara from Wikipedia? Dazedbythebell (talk) 02:11, 11 May 2015 (UTC)


What's the difference between context and label? _Korn (talk) 11:53, 13 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi ! I saw where you changed the Pronunciation for the overlong ô. Are you sure your edit is correct? Leasnam (talk) 23:17, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

I apologize, for my reason was Category:IPA pronunciations with repetition. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 23:20, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
No worries at all. Thanks ! Leasnam (talk) 23:21, 6 June 2015 (UTC)


Hey. Could you please permablock me? I've been using this account for far too long. Thanks --A230rjfowe (talk) 00:38, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Luke Skywalker[edit]

Why not have his name as an example of Lūks in Latvian? He even has his own Latvian Wikipedia article at Lūks Skaivolkers. --Pereru (talk) 08:11, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

I have a feeling that one example is enough. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 08:12, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
Hmmm... I was going for two examples per given name, just enough to show that the spelling is consistent. Unless you have a reason against that... --Pereru (talk) 08:21, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
(I also wondered if the given name should be in bold in the examples for consistency with common noun examples, but since it is so easy to see which is which I thought boldface would only make the examples uglier.) --Pereru (talk) 08:23, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Telugu lists-contd[edit]

Thank you for making me aware about the Lists in wiktionary. I have developed some lists in Telugu language: list:days of the week/te; list:continents/te. I would like to create Template:list:religions/te. Can you check them whether I have done it properly. Thanks.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 11:57, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

You might want to ask/frain CodeCat (talkcontribs) about what happened the list template mechanism. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 11:59, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

German templates[edit]

Apparently my ping didn't work. Could you take a gander at this? —JohnC5 01:50, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Bashkir plural forms[edit]

Hi Lo Ximiendo, thanx a lot for your assistance.

Should хаттар be in Category:Bashkir plurals? Borovi4ok (talk) 12:47, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

According to "News for Editors" on the 17th of August, "The 'plurals' categories are now deprecated in favour of 'noun plural forms'." Therefore, I suggest making Category:Bashkir noun plural forms so you could transfer entries from the category you're talking about to the category that I am suggesting. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 12:52, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! This answers my question. Borovi4ok (talk) 12:57, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Please don't[edit]

diff. --Dan Polansky (talk) diff --SimonP45 (talk) 17:24, 12 December 2015 (UTC)


Can you give me autoconfirm please? I need it to fix a mistake. Thanks. Afka hooyo (talk) 08:57, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

An auto-confirm would call for a white-list recommendation. Besides, can you describe the mistake that you made? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 09:01, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
Not really mistake, but I'd like to move maxaa to maxa. Afka hooyo (talk) 09:09, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done; here's this Swadesh list if you're interested. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 09:14, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

ниво ‎(nivo)[edit]

I have just discovered that you have tampered with the inflection table for ниво ‎(nivo), changing the correct plural "нивоа" to the incorrect "нива" (which means "farm field", rather than "levels"). Why, pray tell, did you feel the need to do so? Martin123xyz (talk) 19:40, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

0_0 My bad... --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 23:17, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
If at any point in the future you feel the need to modify or create Macedonian entries, please leave a note on my talk page, so that I can approve (you could leave a note on the talk page of any native Macedonian speaker, but there aren't many such on Wiktionary, alas, so I think that I would be the best choice). It might take me a year or two to reply, since I don't contribute to Wiktionary regularly, but sooner or later, I will be able to correct any hypothetical mistakes you might have made. If, on the other hand, you leave me completely unaware of any changes you've made, your hypothetical mistakes might go unnoticed forever, to the detriment of people trying to learn something about Macedonian from Wiktionary - they would acquire incorrect information and might even go ahead and apply it later on. I'm not saying that all of your changes will necessarily be inappropriate, i.e. incorrect, but for those cases where you aren't sure but decide to act nonetheless, the precautionary measure I have outlined hereinabove is most apposite.
Anyhow, if you're curious about "ниво", it has an irregular plural because it's a loanword, with the stress on the final "о". It's in the same category as решо ‎(rešo) and клише ‎(kliše). Because these neuter nouns are stressed on their final vowel, that vowel isn't dropped for the plural "а" to be added, which is what happens with regular Macedonian neuter nouns such as село ‎(selo) and бебенце ‎(bebence). Martin123xyz (talk) 12:15, 8 January 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for your contributions! —Aryamanarora (मुझसे बात करो) 23:17, 23 January 2016 (UTC) @Lo Ximiendo when you are making alternate script Pali forms, can you use {{pi-sc}}? Having 5 duplicates is difficult to manage. Thanks in advance! —Aryamanarora (मुझसे बात करो) 22:48, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks (from LBD)[edit]

Thanks for the welcome! By the way, I've seen you've been active in Volapük. Do you know anything in particular that needs to be done in that language? Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 15:51, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

You're welcome. I wanted to see a conjugation template for the constructed language ({{vo-conj}}, that is) as seen in some entries for its verbs in the Portuguese language version. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 17:05, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
I see. I'm not experienced in creating templates, but I'll see what I can do. Do you have any opinions on what forms to include in it (see the conjugation table on the Limburgish Wiktionary for comparison - - that is of course way too much, but the table includes some literary forms that might be useful)? Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 13:37, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
You could make it similar to the conjugation table for Lithuanian verbs or Hindi verbs (more likely Hindi verbs). --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 13:45, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Okay, so you're thinking of collapsible segments? That probably works well for things like the optative and subjunctive, if they should be included. And I hope you don't mind, but I've also removed the link, as I can find the content easily in any case. Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 15:14, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I've included collapsed elements now. It's not ready for use yet (I intend to get separate conjugation formats for impersonal and normal intransitive verbs), but is that more or less what you had in mind?
Furthermore, do you want to include the subjunctive as well? That's formed by suffixing -la, but adding that gets rather close to the interrogative suffix -li. Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 13:37, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

You may do so. Also, separate the infinitive and participle forms from the active; and stack the singular forms over the plural ones for aesthetic reasons. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 13:46, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
Do you think both the subjunctive and the interrogative should be included? As for the infinitive and the participle, there are active and passive forms of both, e.g. "spikön"/"paspikön" and "spiköl"/"paspiköl" or "penön"/"papenön" and "penöl"/"papenöl". Also, do you mean to align the plurals (altogether) under the singulars or to merge the cells with the singular forms on top? Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 12:47, 18 February 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, the subjunctive and interrogative should be included. I would like to see what it's like to have the the plural forms aligned under the singular forms. (Off topic, but the speed of my Internet connection makes me feel like I'm under a black magic attack.) --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 12:56, 18 February 2016 (UTC)
The subjunctive and interrogative have been added, along with a new column for the tenses, but I'm still not entirely clear on what your thoughts exactly are about the arrangement of singulars and plurals. Do you want the categorization to be "Number > Tense" (so having two rows for every tense) or "Tense > Number"? Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 14:07, 18 February 2016 (UTC)



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  • yairrand template>head|etc81.11.231.7 15:11, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
The template {{lb}} is short for "label", while adding {{lb|nl|Brabant}} adds the entry to Category:Brabantian Dutch. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 15:14, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

ta-only,wp-link=2place<confusin2usrs.. 22:04, 3 February 2016 (UTC)


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"dioecy" IPA[edit]

icantfind~/googl it-u? 22:32, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

about Kinyarwanda entries I had posted[edit]

Yes, it may be correct according to Kinyarwanda-English Dictionary, but now I have trouble with it. I might have violated the Non-Commercial terms of the CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Maybe I misinterpreted NC and thought as if Wiktionary were non-profit. As written on the Main Page, Wikimedia itself is a non-profit organization, but I have not found the statement that Wiktionary is also non-profit. Except for umuntu, ikintu, ukuntu and ahantu, Kinyarwanda entries which I posted are just the reflection of the knowledge I came to know with the above-mentioned site. So I may have to request deletion of the 13 entries I had created for copyright violation. Don't worry, it is completely my fault. I have responsibility for what I did. --Eryk Kij (talk) 21:14, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Wong & Wulu[edit]

Oke. I will work on them later. Cahyo Ramadhani (talk) 07:36, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

German standard[edit]

Hello Lo Ximiendo, please see User talk:Chuck Entz#German standard. -Nýr (talk) 12:45, 9 February 2016 (UTC)


Hi! I saw your edit to heak. Do you know why the gender is not showing (it appears as a "?")? This was the reason why I used template head over fy-noun to begin with... Leasnam (talk) 21:16, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Yallo, {{fy-noun}} can always be edited, probably to include other genders.--Lo Ximiendo (talk) 21:28, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
There may be a problem with the template: passing "m" doesn't render m on the page; and "g=m" shows and error. How do we make it show m for masc ? Leasnam (talk) 21:37, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Ok, I guess we can show "c" for common. Thanks ! :) Leasnam (talk) 21:39, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Just wondering[edit]

At the 9 June 2015 revision of the Wiktionary page for the word "larder", why did you add a link to the deleted page "Larder"? ZFT (talk) 02:57, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Request re word I added[edit]

If it hasn't been deleted, could you please delete the page I've marked with the deletion tag? Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 13:17, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Can you explain what the word is, that I should delete? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 19:59, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
I think I deleted it. Equinox 20:08, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Removing id= in Hindi[edit]

Please don't! They are supposed to use id; it keeps -ई ‎() organized. —Aryamanarora (मुझसे बात करो) 04:20, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

nvm, I understand now. —Aryamanarora (मुझसे बात करो) 04:22, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Music Memory?[edit]

Discussion moved from User talk:Suzukaze-c.

I wish someone could write down the lyrics of the Cantonese dub for "Let Me Be Surprised" (and the lyrics of the Cantonese dub for "Let's Make Music Together"; you know, the Cantonese dub of the big-lipped alligator moment). --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 01:17, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I don't think my Cantonese is good enough to be able to do this well. —suzukaze (tc) 02:09, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
I may relay this to Wyang or Justin Leung then. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 22:06, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Wyang isn't Cantonese, either, but User:Kc kennylau is. Chuck Entz (talk) 22:33, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
(D-dog, A-angel, X-inaudible)
0:22 D: 我喺邊呀? (Where am I?)
0:24 A: 呢度係天堂嘅大門嚟㗎。 (Here is Heaven's front door.)
0:26 D: 天堂? (Heaven?)
0:27 A: 係呀,XXX(name of Dog),你係會上天堂㗎,所有狗都同醜惡嘅人類唔同,隻隻都係天生善良,都上天堂㗎。 (Yes, XXX (name of Dog), you indeed will go to Heaven. Every dog is different from ugly mankind, they are all inherently good, all go to Heaven.)
0:36 D: 你講得啱呀。 (You're right)
0:38 A: (sings) XX(時候?)從新開始你將可以。 (XX (time?) starts from the beginning, you will be able to...)
0:41 D: 哎呀,歡樂天地咁好玩呀。 (Wow, the land of pleasure is of such fun.)
0:45 A: 能得到幸福快樂。 ( to obtain happiness (untranslatable) and joy.)
0:49 A: 現在是處身於蓬萊。 (Now you are in Fenglai.)
0:52 A: XXX在永久將來。 (XXX in the eternal future.)
0:55 A: 在這裡共你分享。 (In here share with you.)
0:58 A: 從世間上來到此(interrupted)XX,告別XX。 (From the World coming to here XX, saying goodbye to XX.)
1:00 D: 好嘢呀! (Yeah!)
1:05 D: 咩話?我係死者?我? (What? I'm the one who's dead? Me?)
1:07 A: (talks) 係呀,你已經死咗。 (Yes, you're already dead.)
1:09 D: 哎呀,真係估唔到呀,我俾人害死㗎? (It sucks, it is unforeseen. Was I (untranslatable, roughly "dead because of others"?)
1:12 A: 總之死亡冊有你個名啦,我同你查吓記錄睇吓先吓… ((untranslatable) the Book of Death contains your name, let me check the record..)
1:17 D: 佢謀𣪩我。 (He murders me.)
1:18 A: 你喺度講乜嘢呀? (What are you talking about?)
1:18 D: 我仲未想死住㗎! (I do not yet want to die!)
1:22 D: 你梗係揾錯人喇! (You must have found the wrong person!)
1:24 D: 我俾個衰人陷害㗎,佢用架車撞我。哎,我要講起上嚟呢,就長篇囉。我同佢(mouth covered, inaudible) (I was tricked by the bad guy, he uses a car to bump me. (untranslatable), if I talk about this, it will be a long story. I and him (inaudible))
1:36 D: (escapes mouth covering)你個老細喺唔喺度呀?我想求吓佢放我返落去呀! (Is your boss here? I want to beg him to let me go to below!)
1:41 A: 你喺度,隨便你做乜都得㗎! (You can do anything here!)
1:43 D: 你揾錯對象喇… (You've found the wrong target...)
1:45 A: 如果你喜歡嘅話,仲可以成日唱歌跳舞添! (If you like, you can sing and dance the whole day!)
1:48 D: 哎呀,我陽壽未盡個喎! ((untranslatable), my life on earth (life in the Yang region) has not ended!)
1:50 A: 你錯喇,一切都係天註定,我哋咩都知道晒。 (You're wrong, everything is destined by the Heaven, and we know everything.)
1:53 D: 我係無端端俾佢害死㗎喳,我要揾XX(name)報仇呀! (I was unguiltily caused to death by him, I need to find XX to revenge!)
1:58 D: 呢個係時間廊嚟㗎? (Is this the Hall of Time?)
2:02 A: 隨便你點叫都好啦, (Whatever you call it,)
2:04 D: 哦。 (Ok.)
2:04 A: 呢隻錶就係你嘅生命,佢已經停咗喇。 (this watch is your life, it has stopped.)

--kc_kennylau (talk) 00:57, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Luxembourgish subjunctive vs. conditional[edit]

@Kolmiel, Should the irregular conditional be called "subjunctive" or "conditional"? The conjugation tables have "conditional". Also, thanks for the help with converting over to the new template. —JohnC5 02:38, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Functionally it's a conditional tense, but I think it should be called subjunctive - for three reasons: 1.) It's equivalent to the German "past subjunctive" or "second subjunctive", which also has the same function. And most English-speaking learners of Luxembourgish will know at least some German. 2.) I've rarely seen it called anything but "Konjunktiv" (German) or "subjonctif" (French), cf. e.g. this [9] from the University of Luxembourg. 3.) And most importantly: the term conditional (Konditional, conditionnel) is used for an analytic form with the verb ginn + infinitive. This form is synonymous with the subjunctive, but they should still be distinguished. Kolmiel (talk) 13:01, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
@Kolmiel: Thanks! Then I'll leave it be in the headword template! —JohnC5 15:58, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Nesting of inflected forms[edit]

FYI, Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2015-07/Nesting inflected form definition lines. --Dan Polansky (talk) 16:38, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

If you support the vote, feel free to cast a late vote. To do this, post something like this:
#: {{support}} Late support. --~~~~
The colon will make sure the post will not count. --Dan Polansky (talk) 16:50, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

Adding Entries in Languages I Don't Speak[edit]

Hi! I'm relatively new to Wiktionary, but was recently hoping to make some more contributions. I am fascinated by other languages, and thus of course wanted to focus on languages other than English. I've realized that one of the things I can do to help even without knowing a lot of the language is filling out the redlinks in conjugation and inflection tables. If you look at my edit history, you will see some examples of me doing this. What I am concerned about, though, is that maybe there is a precedent on Wiktionary to not edit or create entries in a language you don't speak, as I have had to assume the conjugation tables that are already present have the correct forms. I usually do do a quick search to see if the word exists online, but I was hoping to get an opinion on whether making (careful) edits in a language I don't know (other than reading up on grammar rules) is helpful to Wiktionary or detrimental because I'm too likely to make mistakes. Thanks for any input, and thanks for the welcome message! --AtalinaDove (talk) 20:43, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Re:Central Franconian[edit]

Thanks for the tip. 04:11, 10 August 2016 (UTC) (Talk)

Why not {{l}} in definitions?[edit]

Hello, Lo Ximiendo,

I see you have been changing my edits to use ordinary wikilinks in definition lines rather than {{l}}, as here, here and here. What's wrong with using {{l}}? It seems more helpful, as it directs the user to the correct language.__Gamren (talk) 07:54, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

This is contentious and the subject of ongoing votes. Some editors dislike it a lot. I am one. Equinox 13:09, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Volapük suffixes -ot and -öm[edit]

If you are still interested in my answer to your question concerning how these Volapük suffixes are used, then please go to my talk page for my belated but extended answer. -- Hans-Friedrich Tamke (talk) 17:52, 14 August 2016 (UTC)


Leave it be, and stop messing with the template. Nobody I know uses the Devanagari or the Perso-Arabic alphabet to write Kashmiri. All people my age use the Latin alphabet, and there is no dictionary for Kashmiri available. I am providing the Devanagari and Perso-Arabic wherever possible, and even then, they're not exactly accurate since there is no Kashmiri keyboard for ANY platform.

Now, please stop messing with the template. There are about 5 or 6 pre-existing lemmas which I will fix the template for.

We use four-letter codes for a reason when it comes to writing systems. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 06:23, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
Lo Ximiendo is definitely right about this one: the template should use the four-letter codes. —JohnC5 07:01, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Subpage deletion[edit]

Could you delete my user subpage WIP please? Also, do you still have any need of the Volapük templates? Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:09, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 14:41, 3 September 2016 (UTC)