User talk:Metaknowledge

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Why would you want to revert the link to the English WP although the link to the Finnish WP is useless to users of this, the English version of Wiktionary? --Espoo (talk) 11:54, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

That's how things work around here — if the section is X language, it links to X language Wiktionary. Meänkieli#English is the place to link to the English Wikipedia. (And though it seems odd and counterintuitive, I find it rather helpful as a language-learner.) —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 16:44, 25 September 2016 (UTC)


FYI, {{t-}} is actually long-deprecated; it's been a redirect to {{t}} for almost three years now, aside from a four-month period when it was simply deleted. —RuakhTALK 06:17, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

@Ruakh: Thanks. I'm not sure what I did to merit this notification, but I hope it means you'll be around more. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:50, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, I should have linked to the edit I saw: adjectivization?diff=40568798.
As for being around more . . . maybe? Not sure. :-P
RuakhTALK 05:27, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
@Ruakh: Ah, I just wasn't thinking in that edit. And, er, please come back... you're a remarkably sane person and a good editor, and we have more than enough work to go around. :) —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 05:33, 28 September 2016 (UTC)


Dear volunteers,

For the entry “transability”, I added a reference and link under Quotations. Since the definition provided for transability is clearly inspired by one sentence in my work (the one for which I added a quotation and reference), I would really appreciate if the quotation was not removed. I tried to add it a few times but for a reason that I don't understand, it was removed. Thank you very much. All the best, ABscholar1979

It is not clear why what you are trying to add even belongs in the entry. We are only concerned with the word, and your "quotation" does not even contain that word. There is no reason for us to fix your formatting for something that doesn't even need to be there. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 00:39, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Acela Republican[edit]

This is completely ridiculous. We know the word exists, we know it's used a fair amount, and we're still trying to delete it. This is a good idea HOW exactly? This improves learning the language HOW exactly? It's not. DC and Equinox are being overly bureaucratic about this, and I am mad at DC in particular for his insistence on bureaucracy while he does nothing to try and add citations. All he does is say I must do it. Purplebackpack89 05:47, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

If you really wanted to be able to add this word and improve Wiktionary, you'd work with experienced editors to craft a vote that would expand and clarify durability. Instead, you ignore the rules, insult other editors, and act insufferably immaturely.
Also, I would prefer it you wouldn't bring your drama with others to my talk page. I don't intend to respond to you further here unless the situation changes. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 05:52, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
You don't seem to understand why I think this is ridiculous... Purplebackpack89 06:09, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Booties is fashion slang for boots[edit]

I added booties into boots because I have seen it a few times and recently it was also on Aliexpress where they advertised boots, take a look at this: Just think about it, someone says "I want those those booties" in informal affectionate way.

water and wahter, wahtuh[edit]

Sorry for edit-warring you right back on water, but I have to wonder whether you're actually in favour of retaining links to those forms (I could give every word an eye-dialect respelling; the targets of those links don't even have citations), or whether you've just mistaken me for some kind of vandal based on the form of my username... 4pq1injbok (talk) 03:28, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

I know you're not a vandal, you just don't know what you're doing. The entries don't have to have citations on them to be citeable; just glance at Google Books and you'll see they pass. Now, I reckon they should be marked as eye dialect (and I appreciate that you did that on their pages), but there's no call to remove them (especially after someone's reverted you). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 03:37, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
I know what I'm doing. I'm trying to fight cruft, and those lines are crufty, though your latest is an improvement. Eye dialect is a fully productive process! If we carry this through to its logical conclusion, shouldn't we write a bot that changes -er to -uh in every English headword, searches Google Books, and slaps up a link if it finds something? That wahtuh should have a page of its own isn't cruft, since it might be searched for, and it's useful that it can be found; but I see no use in the link going this way. Anyway, I'm not going to argue further about this here, that's all from me. 4pq1injbok (talk) 03:50, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
Well, plurals are productive as well, but we have entries for them and link to them from the lemma. If someone could write a bot that could do that, it would be an acceptable contribution to Wiktionary. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 04:19, 14 October 2016 (UTC)


I've never seen that tilde thing on an English word before (except Spanish loans). I am truly curious about the ety/origin. Equinox 19:29, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

In the middle ages, the tilde just indicated a following letter n (or occasionally m or even other letters) written above the letter to save space. It was used in pretty much all Latin-script languages. --WikiTiki89 19:35, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Module:fa-translit not working[edit]

Hey @Metaknowledge, fa-translit is not working. Why is that? Using {{xlit}}, I will use an example of it not working:

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There! — AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 23:41, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

It never worked and never will work. Persian text cannot be transliterated automatically because the vowels usually cannot be deduced. --WikiTiki89 23:59, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
  • You don't need to ping someone on their talk page; it accomplishes nothing. Also, I have no association with that module and have not contributed to the Persian entries here. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 00:35, 26 October 2016 (UTC)