User talk:Saltmarsh/Archive 1

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Archive for 2005 and 2006[edit]


Hello, and welcome to Wiktionary. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wiktionarian! By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and vote pages using three tildes, like this: ~~~. Four tildes (~~~~) produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the beer parlour or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! --Connel MacKenzie 10:01, 3 September 2005 (UTC)


Saltmarsh, If you get this note soon, please go to this page and join us in wishing SemperBlotto a happy birthday. Thanks. --Dvortygirl 05:41, 7 December 2005 (UTC)


Saltmarsh, I see you are uploading. Please consider uploading images to Commons, instead. That way, all wiki projects can use them. Let me know if you want help. --Dvortygirl 06:38, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

In answer to your questions:
1. How do I list a file on Wiktionary for deletion, I HAVE looked in help! I did it a while ago on Wikipedia is it the same here?
  • Put {{rfd}} or {{delete}} in the page and list it on WT:RFD with a reason. Not all our help here is entirely complete. I'll try to go update that soon, or you are welcome to do it. As a relatively new user, you'll notice shortcomings in help better than those who could correct them, so please don't hesitate to bring them to my attention or list them in the Beer Parlour.
2. Can the files have the same name? Will the system when looking for a file default first to Wiktionary and then to Commons.
  • I think that's okay. If you'd like me to delete the handful that you've uploaded, I'd be happy to. Wiktionary hasn't quite agreed to turn off image uploads, but we've discussed it. Commons is equipped for images, including putting the license right in the form, and so much of what gets uploaded here is rubbish.
Also, yes, talk pages are the right way to reply, and it's usually best to reply on the other person's talk page so the notification appears for them. We also have an IRC channel where I can be reached most of the time, if you are so inclined.
Oh, and thank you for all your Greek contributions, and everything else. You're doing a great job. --Dvortygirl 07:26, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

Okay, I just updated this help page with how to list a problem article. I welcome your feedback on it, or any other unhelpful help you encounter. Someday, in my free (hah!) time, I may go through and review the help in general, but in the meantime, if you see troublespots that could use particular attention, I'll certainly try to improve matters. --Dvortygirl 07:24, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

barley corn[edit]

We already have the correct spelling - barleycorn. Do you mind if I delete barley corn? SemperBlotto 16:25, 4 January 2006 (UTC)


Oops! You're right. See talk:peppercorn for the google counts on how right you are. Two word spelling may not even count as an alternate spelling. (I can't remember if I spelled it originally or found it in a list of requested spices.) JillianE 16:13, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

City of London[edit]

We already have City SemperBlotto 12:04, 6 January 2006 (UTC)


Hi there. Don't forget the # before the definition, even if it's as simple as an alternative spelling. — Vildricianus 08:03, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

frei cleanup[edit]

You've done a good job. Well done, and thanks.

I've reformatted the synonyms: have a look at what I have done. I have also linked "liberal" to the German word - [[liberal]] links to the page for "liberal", while [[liberal#German|liberal]] links to the German section on that page (or, if the German section hasn't been written yet, just to the page itself. — Paul G 11:18, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

changes to delta[edit]

Just asking :) (ie not grumbling)

  1. Is the use of tabulation encouraged or deprecated under some circumstances?
  2. Notice you dewikified German but not Portuguese is this just a matter of judgement?
    Saltmarsh 06:31, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
  1. The last time I checked, top/mid/bottom are only for translation sections. (Consistency.)
  2. Portuguese should also be dewikified. The omission is in User:Connel MacKenzie/monobook.js; I try to update it, but generally only do so when I encounter a large batch of similar entries. One of these days I'll encorporate the complete "top 40" languages list, but I have not yet. Perhaps right now is a good time. --Connel MacKenzie T C 06:36, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
  1. Thanks - will stop doing it! Saltmarsh 06:39, 21 February 2006 (UTC)


You better check your latest Sundays - you have etymologies and headwords not matching the article name. Keep up the good work though. SemperBlotto 15:07, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

estate agent[edit]


I don't think there is any point adding etymologies to compounds like this one as they are self-evident. In any case, "+" is generally used in etymologies to mean concatenation, and "estate" and "agent" are not concatenated in this compound. — Paul G 09:20, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Greek template[edit]

Nice job starting the Greek adjective template. Three questions (since I don't know much about modern Greek). (1) Is there no dative case in modern Greek? (2) Why the nonstandard order of cases? (3) ave you considered combining the top two rows like this:

M. F. N. MM. FF. NN.
Nominative {{{1}}}ός {{{1}}}ή {{{1}}}ό {{{1}}}οί {{{1}}}ές {{{1}}}ά
Accusative {{{1}}}ό {{{1}}}ή {{{1}}}ό {{{1}}}ούς {{{1}}}ές {{{1}}}ά
Genitive {{{1}}}ού {{{1}}}ής {{{1}}}ού {{{1}}}ών {{{1}}}ών {{{1}}}ών
Vocative {{{1}}}έ {{{1}}}ή {{{1}}}ό {{{1}}}οί {{{1}}}ές {{{1}}}ά

--EncycloPetey 15:42, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

I agree that some uniform guidelines would help people start new templates, but I think there are too many variations on the specifics. Most people here also work in onyl one to three languages, and don't have the breadth of knowledge to make good recommendations for language tables in general. It sounds like (yet another) worthy project, but I'm already spread thin as it is. My best recommendation is to see what they're using on the Greek Wiktionary for their templates. --EncycloPetey 16:35, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Case templates[edit]

Hi there! Just wanted to let you know, there exist some form of templates for cases. I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for or not, but for example: Template:genitive_of. Thanks for all of your modern Greek entries! They have been very interesting for me (as I'm a student of ancient Greek). Medellia 05:19, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

re el-altspell: we already have {{alternate spelling of}} and it uses the appropriate magic to allow people to customize it. In any case, we don't want the # inside the template: it makes it look (to various tools) like the entry has no definition line! Robert Ullmann 14:28, 3 January 2007 (UTC)