User talk:Olybrius

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Hi there. I was wondering why this isn't groquer rather than gnoquer? SemperBlotto 22:09, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Good question indeed! Well, my guess would be that the translator thought the spelling groquer would have been too close to croquer not to look awkward, so he preferred taking some liberty and coined gnoquer which might have a more alien feel. I considered mentioning that in the etymology section, but as it's mere putation, I refrained. - Olybrius 12:42, 20 December 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for adding the Mandarin entry. Please don't forget to add a separator (denoted by four hyphens or ----) between different language sections. JamesjiaoTC 21:39, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

se résoudre and s'apprêter[edit]

Reflexive verbs are redirected to and defined in the non-reflexive entry per WT:AFR. See résoudre and apprêter. This is for future reference. JamesjiaoTC 02:48, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

réaction de Maréchal[edit]

Hi there. Do you know which Maréchal this is named after? None of the ones in fr.Wikipedia seems to fit. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:12, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Nope, and my dictionary doesn't help (too bad, because it's choke-full of such words...) - Olybrius (talk) 15:34, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

de nuit[edit]

How would one use this in a non SoP way? Mglovesfun (talk) 17:43, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

What do you mean? - Olybrius (talk) 17:48, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
In what way is 'de nuit' admissible here? Mglovesfun (talk) 17:57, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Just as at night it's quite idiomatic, as far as I know you can't create many de + something. There is de jour, de bon matin and that's all, no de matin, de soir... The TLFi wouldn't bother mentioning it otherwise I presume. - Olybrius (talk) 18:08, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
I forgot, there's also de bonne heure... - Olybrius (talk) 18:21, 21 June 2012 (UTC)


This template that you created has an error in it, and is triggering errors on pages that you included it on as well. Could you fix it please? —CodeCat 00:18, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I noticed. I will try to figure out what's wrong. But I am not a coder, I merely copypasted it from the Catalan Wiktionary where it works fine. - Olybrius (talk) 22:07, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Ahem, I've seen more constructive thant that... - Olybrius (talk) 09:11, 15 April 2014 (UTC)