User talk:Marrovi

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I reverted your edit to athl, because that's not how we deal with entries believed to be wrong: the {{delete}} template is only for clear vandalism or obvious errors such as complete lack of content. First of all, we're not a prescriptive dictionary, so we include common misspellings and other nonstandard forms, as long as they are actually used in the language. Please read our Criteria For Inclusion (linked to above) for a full explanation. If you believe an entry doesn't meet the attestation requirements of the CFI, add an {{rfv}} template and use the "+" link in the box it creates to post an explanation at Requests For Verification so we know why you believe it doesn't. If you believe it doesn't meet other requirements of CFI, such as being a sum-of-parts entry that contains no information that can't be found in the entries for its parts, use {{rfd}} (there are other request templates- follow the links above for more information).

I'm sorry to have to be responding this way to one of your first edits, since you seem to be a serious contributor and your other edits seem fine. I hope this won't spoil your experience here.

Thank you! Chuck Entz (talk) 22:05, 20 January 2013 (UTC)


Seems you were wrong, athl is used in a Classical Nahuatl manuscript. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:08, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Mexihco / Mēxihco ?[edit]

Ok, so several things:

  1. I see you insist on having Mexihco be an entry for Central Nahuatl. I have several issues with this, the main one being that you took the original Classical Nahuatl entry and quickly refashioned it to accommodate one for Central Nahuatl. Now, I'm not saying that Mexihco can't be a term in more than one variety of Nahuatl, and I indeed understand why it would be the case that it isn't exclusive to Classical Nahuatl. However, it certainly IS and (the entry, at least originally, was) a term in Classical Nahuatl. If Mexihco indeed also corresponds to Central Nahuatl then I invite you to copy and paste the entry and include it in the same page but under a new ==Central Nahuatl== header, above the ==Classical Nahuatl== header.
  2. Secondly, I take it that you created the second, macroned Mēxihco entry in order to have Mexihco be an exclusively Central Nahuatl entry? In this regard, creating a separate entry which includes the macron in the page name doesn't really solve the problem because indicating macrons in page names isn't usually the policy for Classical Nahuatl, and, furthermore, the second entry, as it is right now, doesn't really have a reason for existing separately in the first place.
  3. Third and lastly, I'm no expert on Nahuatl or its numerous modern varieties, and I don't pretend to be, but I thought the appellation "Central Nahuatl" was more of an umbrella term for several distinct varieties of Nahuatl. I'm not entirely sure what proceeds if this is the case but I do invite you to find out if you wish to continue editing and creating entries for "Central Nahuatl".

Oh, I take it that you are fluent in English, correct? If not or if there's another language in which you consider we could better communicate then by all means let me know. Cheers. —Косзмонавт (talk) 18:38, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Classical Maya[edit]

According to w:Classic Maya language, the language code for Classical Maya is emy, which our List of Languages lists as "Epigraphic Maya". I've changed the entry at uh accordingly, and deleted Category:Classical Mayan language. If you meant some other Mayan lect (historical or extant), I'm sure we can figure out how to integrate it into Wiktionary's system of representing languages.

If you run into similar questions about which language code or language name to use, feel free to ask at the Information Desk. I'm certainly not an expert in such things (I know more about the "Uto" part of Uto-Aztecan than the other part- and not a huge amount of that), but feel free to ask me as well- I may have a better idea of where to look or who to ask, at least. The one who knows the most about our language codes is -sche (talkcontribs), and I can't speak for him, but I've found him pretty approachable regarding such issues in the past. Thanks! Chuck Entz (talk) 04:02, 1 June 2014 (UTC)