User talk:Mahagaja

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About the entry arglos[edit]

Hi! :-) I just wanted to note that Arg (in the etymology for "arglos") doesn't have a German definition in that entry, and that only the lowercase version has a German definition. Could a German definition possibly be added to the page for Arg? And which specific historical version of German does the word "Arg" come from? - Sir Beluga (talk) 22:15, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

@Sir Beluga: It's after 12:30 in the morning where I am and I'm just about to go to bed, but you can see the noun definition at de:Arg if you'd like to add it yourself. —Mahāgaja (formerly Angr) · talk 22:40, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll look into it. - Sir Beluga (talk) 23:32, 23 April 2018 (UTC)


Regarding your comments on the pronunciation: The IPA from my source is a Oceanic linguist's interpretation of data from 1946. [ø] also appears in the data, and is written as <ö>, so I don't think it's /ø/, rather an allophone of /e/. There's not much data but I tried to analyze it here if you want to take a look (it's all guesswork; I only had the IPAs and glosses to go off of). However, it's strange to indicate allophones in orthography. – Gormflaith (talk) 21:41, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Maybe it's /æ/, or maybe it's /eː/? Also, Wikipedia describes /ø/ as central, not front, so maybe it's actually /ɵ/. —Mahāgaja (formerly Angr) · talk 21:48, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
I was just coming back to say it could be /æ/. /eː/ would also make sense but then what would /eë/ "fire" be? /eːː/? I think it makes more sense as /eæ/ given that all its cognates (unless it's not from *hapuy) are two different vowel sounds (compare Pohnpeian /ɐːi/, Māori /ahi/, Rapa Nui /ahi/, Samoan /afɪ/), but it's going in the wrong direction (close-mid to near-open rather than open/near-open to close/near-close). Unless metathesis? Idk. – Gormflaith (talk) 22:15, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
Never mind, there's conflicting data for (/eø/ vs. /eë/). The orthography suggests /eë/ but the IPA suggests <eö>. I'll look into it – Gormflaith (talk) 22:22, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Appendices on[edit]

Hi there, Mahagaja, I think you've seen the appendices I've been adding for Irish nouns, adjectives and verbs. They were inspired by your originals for first and second declension nouns.

I've been translating them for the site. Although it's been very quiet over there for the past 10 years, a lot of good work has been put into templates etc.

Is it okay if I take your originals (1st and 2nd nouns), and translate them for the ga site?

Marcas.oduinn (talk) 16:55, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Of course; it's a freely licensed wiki! ☺ —Mahāgaja (formerly Angr) · talk 17:00, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
... but it's always polite to ask! Thanks. Marcas.oduinn (talk) 17:51, 25 April 2018 (UTC)