User talk:Strombones

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Philmonte101 (talk) 19:19, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

kuninglik mastirida[edit]

In the pronunciation, you indicated that kuninglik has length 3 on the first syllable. But this seem odd as it's a short syllable (ku-). How can this be overlong? —CodeCat 18:22, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Pretty sure I didn't. Anyway I removed the "`". It's supposed to be a short stressed syllable. Strombones (talk) 18:48, 15 August 2016 (UTC)


If you don't know the actual spelling, don't guess it. Put it as the transliteration instead and someone who knows Erzya better will come and fix it later. —CodeCat 19:55, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Ok, thanks, I'll keep that in mind in the future. There are a few other articles where I have guessed, I'll try to fix those.Strombones (talk) 19:57, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
By transliteration I meant the tr= parameter. —CodeCat 19:59, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
Ok, thanks.Strombones (talk) 20:00, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Little cleanup[edit]

Hi there! Thanks for all the Estonian entries! Can I ask you to have a look at the pages in Category:Tbot entries (Estonian), to check them and to add the genitive, partitive form to the entry. If so, you can remove the cleanup tag Like I did here. Thanks!! --G23r0f0i (talk) 17:40, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Sure. I'll have a gander.Strombones (talk) 19:02, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks so much for being so quick!! --G23r0f0i (talk) 16:47, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Usage examples at meenutama[edit]

Two points:

  • The highlighted word in the English translation should also be in bold, just like its Estonian equivalent.
  • {{usex}} helps format usage examples and also tags the languages appropriately in the HTML.

I've made these changes to meenutama, I'm letting you know for future reference. —CodeCat 22:49, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. Strombones (talk) 22:49, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Estonian entries using Template:etyl[edit]

This template is slowly being phased out in favour of the more specific {{der}}, {{inh}} and {{bor}} templates. There's a list of Estonian entries that use this template at Category:etyl cleanup/et. Would you be willing to have a go at these? If you need me to explain more about how the new templates should be used, feel free to ask me. —Rua (mew) 18:01, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

I try to use these for all new entries. But I don't think the old ones are worth manually editing. Although e.g in kõuk, I used {{etyl}} to say Proto-Baltic. I don't think you can use the other templates for this, since Proto-Baltic's codes are weird. Strombones (talk) 18:47, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
It works just fine at kõuk. It asks to specify a term, but that's for someone who knows Balto-Slavic to enter, you can just leave it as it is. Unfortunately, they'll have to be manually edited because a bot can't decide which of the three templates is needed. —Rua (mew) 22:01, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
I didn't say Proto-Balto-Slavic. The Finnic languages have only a handful of terms that are theorised to be Balto-Slavic loans. Wiktionary entries say "Proto-Balto-Slavic" because of convenience; the Proto-Baltic language codes don't seem to work for most templates.(including {{m}}). A workaround is "Borrowed from a Baltic language", which uses the {{etyl}} template.
But thanks, I didn't know {{der}} worked. Strombones (talk) 04:53, 11 October 2017 (UTC).
On Wiktionary we consider Proto-Baltic to be part of Proto-Balto-Slavic, because the differences between them are minimal. We did the same with Proto-Finno-Ugric and Proto-Uralic. —Rua (mew) 10:56, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

topikka, topikko[edit]

You mention in the etymology section of tobi (short pipe, cigarette) that the origin of the word would be Finnish dialectal terms topikka and topikko. Can you give a source that would support this view? I'm unable to verify that the existence of these two terms, let alone their meaning. As a wild guess, I'd rather think that the word should have something to do with tubakas (tobacco). --Hekaheka (talk) 15:46, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Here. It also says that in Estonian dialects, the meanings of "stump" and "penis" are seen. Strombones (talk) 15:56, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Strange that I only find "topikka" in the sense "Topfield remote control box" and "topikko" seems to be only used in the sense "topic" in the internet slang. Perhaps these are archaic senses, then. --Hekaheka (talk) 21:42, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Probably so. ETY doesn't mark archaic senses in some cases. E.g in sõber, it lists "Latvian sēbrs" as a cognate, but this is archaic. While in soome it lists "Lithuanian žmuo" but also lists it as archaic. (VAN SRMT - vanades sõnaraamatutes - in old dictionaries). Strombones (talk) 06:03, 2 November 2017 (UTC)


Hi, I noticed that you are using {{bor}} without the notext=1 parameter. I want to notify you that the way this template works will change very shortly, following Wiktionary:Beer parlour/2017/November#Template:bor: Replace notext=1 with withtext=1. The sense of the parameters will be switched: whereas before you needed a parameter to suppress display of the text, in the new situation you'll need a parameter to include the text. The withtext=1 parameter is only temporary, to facilitate the transition to the new format. You can use it for now if you really want, but the goal is to get rid of it. —Rua (mew) 21:54, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Ok. Strombones (talk) 22:01, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

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