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I have replied on my talk page. Caladon 16:11, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Votes/bt-2009-08/User:Dawnraybot for bot status[edit]

Hello. You're an admin here, aren't you. The vote for Dawnraybot has passed, please can User:Dawnraybot have a bot flag now. --Rising Sun 09:03, 25 August 2009 (UTC)


Hi, Mglovesfun.

I see you're also "all around" :).

Answering your question, yes, I would like to have my category interwiki bot running here: en.wikt has the advantage of having a rich categorization, thus allowing "centralization" of interwikis which can then be used for other Wiktionaries.

Maybe I didn't ask in the proper place but I followed the recommendation I read at WT:BOT to ask for consensus at WT:BP. It's quite obvious to all bot operators that bots are not exactly welcome here. I had that experience in the past.

Interwicket does its work in the main namespace just fine. VolkovBot does a more complicated work and my opinion is that one bot is not enough (take a look at the hundreds of bots in Wikipedias, and they all have a significant share of work done).

Bottom line: if you are willing to help me setting up a voting, I'll thank you a lot. I still hope to get authorization to have my bot running here. But if I don't, I already got used to the idea :).

Cheers, Martin, and thanks again! --Malafaya 15:38, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

I saw the vote you started and added some more info. Thanks a bunch, Malafaya 23:20, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
About the Occitan bot, I replied on Occitan Wiktionary. :) Malafaya 17:06, 27 August 2009 (UTC)


Hi Mglovesfun,

Please add yourself to [[Wiktionary:Administrators]].

Thanks in advance!
RuakhTALK 16:56, 25 August 2009 (UTC)


Admittedly i got far ahead of myself, before studying any tutorial, and no doubt mucked up an entry or two. My intention was to document the word "kuknagis" which was remembered by my godmother at a family gathering recently. i would mostly like to see that word documented somewhere, and i may sporadically try to add documentation to others as my schedule permits. Thanks, Ray Ray juodaitis 18:14, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

mass delete[edit]

Hello. I found an error in the bot - it has created incorrect pages, so I have disabled it temporarily. Please can you delete (not move, it will take a long time) these pages. They'd better link to aiguiser. --Rising Sun 18:57, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

This looks like human error to me, didn't you just type al- instead of ai-? Mglovesfun (talk) 19:25, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Human error? Why of course not... I don't never make errors. thx --Rising Sun 23:15, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Fyi for the future, you can use special:nuke for such.​—msh210 19:23, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Ah... I thought it just nuked ALL pages created by the author, hence why I didn't use it. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:28, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
nuked all pages created by the author! I hope not! I wouldn't have been happy to create all of them again, it would have caused me to leave Wiktionary forever, with bitterness in my soul! If I see any similar pages, I shall probably ask for you to nuke them. --Rising Sun 20:33, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

gal derived terms[edit]

Did you mean that galet and galette are fro or fr? If fr, they go in =Decendents= (if they're derived from fro gal), not =Derived terms=. (We currently have them listed as fr, which is why I ask.)​—msh210 19:22, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm just shuffling the content over for right now; gal is a French word (I know it from Scrabble, therefore I don't know what it means!). Mglovesfun (talk) 19:23, 26 August 2009 (UTC)


We already have it, take a look. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:01, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I knew about {{paleontology}}. I created {{palaeontology}} and {{palæontology}} to allow consistency of spelling in entries. Specifically, I created {{palæontology}} for archæopteryx (as you can see, it is the only entry that transcludes the template); accordingly, I envisioned {{paleontology}} for archeopteryx and {{palaeontology}} for archaeopteryx. (As for archaiopteryx, I don’t know; palaiontology sees some use, so {{palaiontology}} is doable, though I don’t really care either way. Also, the ‘ai’ parallel is only applicable to terms from Ancient Greek — Latin would only have ‘ae’, ‘æ’, and ‘e’, etymologically — so there is a potential problem with consistency if we allow {{palaiontology}} &c.) I kept the category at Category:Paleontology, however, since I do not consider it worth dividing a category’s content for the sake of spelling consistency (FWIW, I’d præfer the category to be at Category:Palaeontology, though I’m not too bothered). Can you think of a better way to allow such spelling consistency without nearly triplicating the template?  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 19:56, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, use redirects like I've just done. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:22, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
That doesn’t work; see archæopteryx#Noun: it displays (paleontology) as the context tag. What’s important is the external display, not the name of the template used to display it.  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 20:37, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Looks fine to me, bring it up on WT:GP#Template:palæontology if you like where I already brought this up. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:00, 29 August 2009 (UTC)


As you may have guessed by now I did mean pedas. In Malay the words used for spicy hot and temperature hot are different. It's been a while since I've used or studied Malay but as you may guess it's not something you tend to forget (and in any case I later verified it with a dictionary). In fact you can check this yourself if you wish [1] :-) Nil Einne 09:52, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Ooops, sorry see what you mean now :-P I wasn't that sure of the formatting so copied it from panas but then forgot to change the word! Anyway thanks for correcting it Nil Einne 16:37, 30 August 2009 (UTC)


i think that you need to careful and not be with deleting enteries without contact. the word i used is a please do not delete it again.

Anything that can be verified here is fine; as long as you can add citations, feel free to add this back. Mglovesfun (talk)

nuke needed[edit]

Hello. Please can you delete all the conjugated pages here for immiscer. I erred, thinking it was -er, but it is -cer. I will redo this later as -cer verb. Thanks --Rising Sun 14:03, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Bot comments[edit]

About the capitalisation of comments the bot puts while changing interwikis, it could be modified but the problem is it will affect every bot using Pywikipedia and also all Wikis (Wikipedias included). While doable, maybe it's not desirable to have such an impact without consensus. Malafaya 17:16, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

re: cats[edit]

But . . . but . . . the cats' names are say, Bengal (instead of Bengal cat), Somali (instead of Somali cat), etc. so I move the content to the proper name and then {{delete}} the bad titles. Or if there isn't a page at the better title then the old one becomes a redirect. What do you mean by "aren't delete candidates"? L☺g☺maniac chat? 22:13, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I realised a source for didodecarestandardizational I had didn't count.[edit]

I know about the Neologisms rule but I thought it was a valid word....checking again, the source I had probably isn't valid, so I guess it's a Neologism. Sorry.--Occono 00:22, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

febbre da cavallo[edit]

You removed my translation in this page. I'm not aware of a strict rule against translations in non-English entries. Translations are grouped in the English entry when possible, OK, but what if there is no English entry and no English entry can be created according to CFI? There is no other place... Lmaltier 11:12, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Probably best to put it under "etymology" as "compare French...". Mglovesfun (talk) 07:55, 6 September 2009 (UTC)
This may be mentioned in the etymology if there is an etymological link. In the present case, I don't know. Could you tell me what policy page covers this specific case? Lmaltier 20:59, 9 September 2009 (UTC)


Oops, yeah. Equinox 18:00, 6 September 2009 (UTC)


salut, voir discussion sur la page française. Ça n'est pas un adjectif mais une forme de verbe (participe passé irrégulier). --Diligent 13:44, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

over de kling jagen[edit]

datjagen>cmy adedsens,a. --史凡>voice-MSN/skypeme!RSI>typin=hard! 09:33, 10 September 2009 (UTC)


For registered users, there is a thing called WT:ACCEL. Also French acronyms and initialisms don't have -s plurals. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:16, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes they do, or atleast, in my experience, French acronyms accept an "s" in plural form. 09:31, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
For example, here is "PDG" pluralized with an "s" [2] 09:37, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, "in theory" they don't, I think that might just be a grammatical error. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:53, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
The page uses des PDGs and les PDG in the same section! The -s form is not standard, but might be used more in Canada? Lmaltier 20:16, 15 September 2009 (UTC)


Although "affectionately" seems to be valid ("posa la main affectueusement sur son épaule"), what about affectueux? Can it mean "selflessly"? Equinox 13:20, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

I was just looking this one up. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:22, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
fr:affectueux give selfless as a translation, but not as a definition in the text. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:23, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
No, affectueux does not mean selfless. Lmaltier 17:48, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

I remember you from WordBiz[edit]

Hi there. I remember you from WordBiz. Do you remember me? Cheers, Razorflame 14:17, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Yep, I do. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:18, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
If you would like, feel free to come to the Simple English Wiktionary and help out, we really need more active editors :). Cheers, Razorflame 14:19, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Remember to check "what links here" when deleting rfd'd entries[edit]

Hello Mglovesfun -- Re your deletion of lapsed academic, remember to check for links. This was listed as a derived term at lapse and academic. Respectfully -- WikiPedant 15:39, 22 September 2009 (UTC)


Hello. Can you help me format/fix the article?

Vardathon 11:37, 25 September 2009 (UTC)Vardathon

Looks proper now, but still undefined. Is explanation for etymology and, especially, the current usage too encyclopedic? Please fix it if you like. The definition of the term is "recently established political jargon with ethnological, non-pejorative conotation*, descriptive characteristics, with a wide following on Internet and to a much lesser level on 'classic' media"

  • Somebody "Macedonian" by self-determination would likely strongly disagree, but it is a descriptive term, based on the fact, that:

There used (and still is) a Macedonian group within Greek people [[3]] The majority of people of modern day (FY) Republic of Macedonia, their Government and governmental heritage institution claim that there is an "=" sign between Macedonians of Alexander the Great and today's Slavic-Speaking Macedonians of (FY) Macedonia, which defies history, ethnology and linguistics. The term implies that the Macedonians of today are not THE original Macedonians, whose name, language, pre-Christian (Olympian) religion were Greek and who gave a lot of self-declared Greeks.

Vardathon 12:05, 25 September 2009 (UTC)Vardathon

I can't really help with the content as I don't know the word, but I have tried to fix some things. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:52, 25 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi, I moved هيلی to هيلۍ since هيلۍ is the correct spelling as in this dictionary. Avestan Pashtun 18:17, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

I realized هېلۍ (he-Ləi) is a more popular spelling (see eg. this dictionary). Are both spellings supposed to be used? Avestan Pashtun 09:49, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
I used the template {{alternative spelling of}}, and هيلۍ was added to "Category: English alternative spellings". Could you add it to "Category: Pashto alternative spellings", please? Avestan Pashtun 11:45, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
I fixed the template. Thanks, Avestan Pashtun 11:56, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Patrol then move[edit]

If you're going to move an unpatrolled entry, such as Frog rainfrog rain, could you please patrol the entry first? Once it's moved the initial entry effectively becomes unpatrolable. Later edits can be patrolled, but there appears to be a bug in the MW software that won't let me patrol that initial entry once it's been moved. — Carolina wren discussió 20:30, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Aye. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:46, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Wiktionary lookup tool - xslt update[edit]


The xslt for French language wikis needs to be updated. Can you do so? fr:Discussion MediaWiki:extractFirst.xsl#2 octobre 2009 à 04:58 (UTC) - Amgine/talk 05:15, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

I might get someone else to do it, but yes it will get done. I'm too scared of breaking it! Mglovesfun (talk) 05:18, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Benito Mussolini[edit]

Verification? Don't you know the man? What exactly do you wish verified? User:Mallerd (Zeg et es meisje) 12:10, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Well, this is a dictionary, not an encyclopedia. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:00, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

I see. Well, in that case, a request for deletion would be in order :) --User:Mallerd (Zeg et es meisje) 17:29, 2 October 2009 (UTC)


With one word entries such as this, adding {{subst:nolanguage}} is usually preferable to deleting, if the word is an English word, which oleaster is, tho we didn't have one until just now. — Carolina wren discussió 12:52, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Well it depends, in this case I just contacted the user, hoping that he/she would at least add "Arabic" or "Persian", then I can format it from there. But yes, I know the template. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:37, 3 October 2009 (UTC)


What? I wrote on the Talk page that this seems to be the only dictionary that defines "affair" this way, and then it's deleted for not being relevant? For God's sake, if you're not allowed to use the Talk page to question whether a definition is accurate, I really do hate Wiktionary much more than I thought I did. 13:18, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

You were talking about David Letterman having an affair with someone he worked with. How is that relevant? Mglovesfun (talk) 13:20, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Because the media sources talking about the situation are consistently using the word "affair" with a meaning that is different than the wiktionary definition, and consistent with the definition in every other dictionary I've looked in. I don't use wiktionary, I don't know how wiktionary works, but I kind of assumed for some idiotic reason that it would be helpful to point out that nobody seems to agree with wiktionary's definition. 13:25, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Which one of the meanings of nobody are you referring to? Seriously, I'll have a look at affair. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:07, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Okay, no apology for your failure to actually read what I'd written before deleting it, whatever. 14:40, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
I did, it just wasn't well written. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:25, 5 October 2009 (UTC)


I noticed that you recently created quite a few of these. In case you have more you plan on doing, I'd like to point out they aren't invariant common nouns, but proper nouns. Don't let the lack of capitalization fool you, especially since most of the language names in Catalan do triple duty as adjective (of the group that speaks the language, or the associated country if there is one), noun (a member of that ethnic group) and proper noun (language) with the adjective and noun having the full set of four forms (m, f, mpl, and fpl). Don't worry about going back over the ones you added already, as I'll want to add pronunciations and etymologies when I can anyway, and link to alternative Valencian forms of which there are quite a few. (All the languages that end in -ès like they would in Occitan does have Valencian forms ending in -és like Spanish does.) — Carolina wren discussió 06:57, 8 October 2009 (UTC)


Apparently, this is Old French - please can you make a definition for it? --Volants 11:56, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

It wouldn't surprise me, but I don't "speak" Old French I just enter words that I find in texts. The French Wikisource is an absolute goldmine for this sort of thing mind you. Otherwise, my local library has a 20 volume Old French dictionary. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:21, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

heavy good vehicle[edit]

I would have though it was heavy goods vehicle, since few vehicles haul a "good", but rather "goods". --EncycloPetey 18:20, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Typo (by me) I renamed it. Mglovesfun (talk) 18:21, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

{{topic cat}}[edit]

While working in the merge of boats and ships into watercraft, I noticed that when you created Category:fr:Boats a few months ago, you indicated the language via an unnamed parameter. while that would make sense, {{topic cat}} uses named parameters only so it needed lang=fr not fr Don't know if that was a one off error or not, but figured you'd be likelier to know, so I thought I'd tell you. — Carolina wren discussió 04:09, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Technically they're not unnamed. The automatic names are 1, 2, 3 etc. but you can give them names as well. For instance with {{infl}}, you can do {{infl|2=noun|1=ca}} and it does the same thing. That actually does come in helpful sometimes, but not with infl. Anyway, if I forgot lang=fr, it was an error. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:39, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes it was an error. Cheers, Mglovesfun (talk) 12:40, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Me on the English Wiktionary[edit]

Real thanks for your encouraging and constructive message (on October the 20th). And yes, I also contribute on the French base. French is my second best language. I'm essentially trying to improve the translations of Finnish words but occationally other things as well. I hope to add more than just bare translations: deeper insights, tips for foreign learners. Don't you worry, I really enjoy beeing a Wiktionarist.

--Rantatero 15:19, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Re: Admin?[edit]

Hi there. After some more thinking about it, I've decided yes, it would be nice to have the extra little buttons... Thanks for asking! :) L☺g☺maniac chat? 19:56, 22 October 2009 (UTC)


Thanks a lot for helping out with that, Martin--Rosswood40 18:37, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Mais que fais-tu ?[edit]

Je t'aimais bien autrefois, mais ton comportement récent sur fr: me dégoute. Si je n'avais pas peur du ridicule, j'affirmerais que ton objectif est de détruire le Wiktionnaire afin que la version anglophone du Wiktionary soit "enfin" la seule à régner.

Si je me trompe, et que tu as une aune d'honnêteté, tu arrêtes tes conneries et tu fais tes excuses à tous ceux que tu as offensé.

Sinon, il me faudra trouver un moyen de t'empêcher de nuire. --Szyx 20:47, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

[Translation:] == But what are you doing? ==
[Translation:] I used to like you, but your recent behavior on fr: disgusts me. If I weren't afraid of ridicule, I'd say that your goal is to destroy Wiktionnaire so that the English Wiktionary would "at last" be the sole king.
[Translation:] If I'm mistaken, and you have an aune of honesty, you [will] stop your stupidity and apologize to all those you've offended.
[Translation:] Otherwise, I'll have to find a way to prevent you from doing damage.
[Translation by —RuakhTALK 07:06, 25 October 2009 (UTC). My apologies for the awkward parts of the translation.]
The main reason I reverted this is because it's not in English, and it should be. I don't know (in detail) what you're talking about. I mean, to me a Wiktionary should contain as many words as possible, but not just any nonsense. If I nominate a lot of stuff for deletion it's because we have a lot of silly, frivolous stuff on fr:. Other than that, yeah I said some stupid things that I'd like to apologize for (and have) but I don't see how I'm a special case. What about Béotien lambda speedy deleting a load of my articles, and then restoring stuff that failed fr:WT:PPS against the will of the community? Mglovesfun (talk) 14:51, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

re: Interwikis[edit]

Hmmm, I'm not sure what you mean. The bot simply spreads interwikis among Wiktionaries. The work of actually finding them is done semi-manually (by me :)). Today, you should be seeing ro.wikt interwikis appearing in some categories. Sorry if I misunderstood your words. Malafaya 18:22, 26 October 2009 (UTC) P.S.: There seems to be a bigger concern at pt.wikt of linking categories to other wiktionaries , so maybe that's what you mean: new interwikis from pt.wikt appearing here all the time.


What is Démm...-vous in this comment? "Continuez sans vous préoccuper de nous, comme d’hab’ ! Démm...-vous !". The only thing I could think of was démerder, but that doesn’t explain the two m’s. —Stephen 21:39, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

I think it is démerder, nothing else fits even remotely that I can see. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:44, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Maybe "keep on without worrying about us as usual! Get on with it!". Mglovesfun (talk) 21:53, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. The double mm is doubly suspicious since there is é before it. I think you’re right, it must be démerdez. —Stephen 22:37, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

English Wiktionnary[edit]

Hi Mglovesfun ! =)

I guess it will be a good idea to contribute to the english project too ! Can you help me, my friend ? :P

-- Quentinv57 08:36, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes (and your English seems good) but there are a lot more bots here and bot operators. You might serve the community better by sticking to French, or other languages. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:13, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Of course I can do other things than bot operations ! ;)
I must improve my english, so I think that helping english project will be more useful than french one. Can you assist me when I'll contribute to this project, please ? -- Quentinv57 18:58, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:00, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
(diff) <- is it good ? -- Quentinv57 19:09, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
I'd say so, yes. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:10, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Does a template like the french (Vulg) exist ? -- Quentinv57 19:21, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

You can put templates in other templates, like {{vulgar|dated|lang=fr}}. You need lang=fr because English is the default. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:22, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

And what means the dated param ? -- Quentinv57 19:27, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
vieilli (literally daté). Mglovesfun (talk) 19:28, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Okaaaay ! And slang ? sorry for all these stupid questions :P -- Quentinv57 19:33, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Ever considered just typing slang? Mglovesfun (talk) 19:35, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Okay, I didn't attend to see the traduction page.
Therefore, is it possible for you to correct me if I do big languages mistakes ? And have you seen my mail ? :P -- Quentinv57 19:51, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
And can you check it this page please ? I'm not sure about what I've made. Good evening -- Quentinv57 20:35, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

your "French sandbox" page[edit]

Hi, I just thought I'd let you know that I have added Pronunciation to the copy-paste template. It should be useful because I usually run to fr.wikt to get IPA when making an entry for one of the adverbs on that page. 50 Xylophone Players talk 11:16, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:19, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi again. Not that I mind (since I can access it via old revisions) but why did you remove the "C" section from the page? If you're merely concerned about the page's length then would it not make more sense to move it to and "archive" or something or to put it in a collapsible table? 50 Xylophone Players talk 00:11, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
I guess I didn't realise that other people were using it. I could restore the latest versions of A, B and C. In fact I will, a bit later. Mglovesfun (talk) 04:59, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

another mass delete[edit]

Hello again. I'm due to recreate the pages for décontenancer in the next time. Can I please request a mass delete of all the conjugated forms (found here), so the bot will be able to make them again, but without the crappy formatting --Rising Sun 12:21, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

AFAICT Special:Nuke only works for recent edits; those are too long ago. So I'll have to boringly delete them by hand. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:18, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
I buggered up again - I misspelt rabâcher as râbacher. I hope these ones can be nuked, as they're quite recent. Sorry again for asking. --Rising Sun 15:48, 1 November 2009 (UTC)


Where did you get that etymology from? I've never heard of it being related to Germanic words for hill. Ƿidsiþ 08:20, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

fr:berger as it happens. It seems much more likely than the Latin one, no? Mglovesfun (talk) 08:33, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Appendix:Greek inflection templates[edit]

Inflection templates are intimately connected with Greek grammar, pages about Greek templates (and grammar) were spread across the two namespaces - so I was rationalising. When I wrote About Greek it was suggested that it should be in the Appendix namspace - so policy may have changed or firmed up? Wiktionary:Namespace could be made a little clearer. Lastly, it helps users to point them to where the guidance is - they will probably more receptive to requests put a little less bluntly :) —Saltmarshαπάντηση 17:22, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Not really, as templates are always a maintenance issue, not a grammatical one. Anyway, someone else has done it. Mglovesfun (talk) 07:59, 5 November 2009 (UTC)


I noticed in this edit [4] you changed {{infl|fr|suffix|sort=ment}} to {{infl|fr|suffixe|sort=ment}}. While adding the e as a kludge was needed at one time, {{infl}} has been smart enough for over a year to not need it for suffixes, prefixes, infixes, or affixes. — Carolina wren discussió 02:19, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Fair enough, cheers. Mglovesfun (talk) 08:00, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Language headings[edit]

Should language headings be wikilinks in entries? I've seen it a few times, and I'm curious. Razorflame 19:28, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

I sometimes to {{subst:frm}} to avoid typing Middle French. I figure AutoFormat would remove them if they were bad, but I don't know. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:13, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

tennis player and friends[edit]

tennis player, football player, basketball player, chess player, piano player, rugby player, squash player, soccer player, probably others, and (more acceptable) ball player. But see Talk:basketball_player. Equinox 19:17, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

I would, though, like to ask for citations that prove the word unambiguously means "professional player of the sport" and not merely "any player of the sport". I just don't believe it, and none of the supporters have bothered citing it. Equinox 16:35, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Georgian Isopsephy[edit]

Hi Mglovesfun! see Isopsephy and Georgian alphabet --Калач 23:37, 9 November 2009 (UTC)


Hi. Just seen your entry. Forgive me my possible ignorance, but clearly the standard plural is businessmen. On a quick search, the only businessmans" I can find are possessive forms with apostrophe-s at the end. -- ALGRIF talk 12:54, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

You are talking about French, right? Mglovesfun (talk) 12:55, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
Ooops. As I said, Forgive me my possible ignorance!!! -- ALGRIF talk 12:58, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Unknown etymology entries[edit]

I noted your striking of items from User:HippieBot/English terms in unknown etymology category but without etymology section. Please take a look at my efforts to provide etymologies for them. A few now have {{unk.}} because authorities have failed to provide even a plausible suggestion. DCDuring TALK 17:07, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I think I misunderstood; I just wikified the entries rather than trying to add an etymology. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:17, 11 November 2009 (UTC)