User talk:TheSilverWolf98

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Welcome, and a note[edit]

Hey, welcome to Wiktionary and thanks for all the work you've been doing so far! Just a minor note: the {{etyl}} template has been superseded, we use {{der}} to generically show derivation, {{inh}} in case of directly inherited forms and {{bor}} for borrowings now instead of the etyl template. E.g. see this diff. — Mnemosientje (t · c) 12:34, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi Mnemosientje, thanks for the message - as you can probably see, I'm still very new at this! Thanks very much for making me aware of this though and I'll use the new template from now on. Just a quick question though, how am I to distinguish between derivation and inheritance? Is there a major difference between the two?
    • The documentation page over at {{inherited}} explains the specific use cases in detail. Generally speaking, you can't go wrong with the "derived" template, which is used generically in much the same way as "etyl" used to be. "Inherited" is used specifically when a word is descended directly from a word in the "mother language", so angel is "derived" - not "inherited" - from Ancient Greek ἄγγελος (ángelos), but it is considered to be "inherited" from Middle English engel. — Mnemosientje (t · c) 16:22, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
      • Mnemosientje right, I understand. Thanks for explaining that to me. Much appreciated.

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Again, welcome! --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 07:07, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Proto-Germanic categories[edit]

If you want to add these, please use {{topics}}. —Rua (mew) 12:57, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

  • Rua ahhh okay - thanks for letting me know. :)

Please stop adding Proto-Brythonic conjugation tables without parameters.[edit]

Also please go through your edits and add parameters to all the tables you've added. Thanks! —*i̯óh₁nC[5] 04:15, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

  • *i̯óh₁nC - What do you mean by parameters? Do you mean the parts of the verbs added after the conjugation template number? If so, I'm already working through that.


Just coming by to wish you a welcomeǃ Leornendeealdenglisc (talk) 07:29, 25 April 2018 (UTC)


Just so you know, none of the Álgu codes you added were correct. They led to either the wrong entry, or to a nonexistent entry. —Rua (mew) 18:54, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Rua Hi Rua, that's strange - I was entering the Algu code from the bottom of the page? Is this not the right one? TheSilverWolf98 (talk) 23:39, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
I think you were using the codes from the "word family" pages, the ones with the yellow background. The {{R:Álgu}} template only works with the "word" pages, with grey background. The family pages have "sanue" in the URL, the word pages have "lekseemi". —Rua (mew) 10:16, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
I've added some documentation to {{R:Álgu}} to prevent this kind of confusion from happening in the future. —Rua (mew) 10:25, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Rua Ah, understood - thanks very much for explaining that to me. :) TheSilverWolf98 (talk) 22:22, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Some changes I made to your entries[edit]

Please have a look at diff. I made some changes to this and other entries you created, notably:

  • Added {{reconstructed}} at the top. All reconstructed entries must have this.
  • Placed the reference to Aikio in an inline "ref" tag, and used "references" at the bottom. This way, it's clear what part of the page is being referenced.
  • Changed the palatalisation symbol in Skolt Sami to ʹ, which is the symbol used in modern Skolt Sami orthography, as recommended by "A Grammar of Skolt Saami" by Timothy Feist.
  • Changed the spellings of Ume and Pite Sami to the modern orthography. Álgu (and perhaps others) present terms in these languages in an older orthography, which Wiktionary doesn't use. For modern Pite Sami, you can use [1]. For Ume Sami I follow the standard detailed in "Umesamisk ortografi". If you are unsure about the spellings, leave it empty and show the spelling you found with tr=, like so: {{l|sje||tr=put it here}}.
  • Changed Further reading to a level 4 heading, nested under the main part of speech. This change isn't strictly necessary, but I found that this makes more sense in cases where there are multiple entries on the same page (this happens more often with attested Sami languages than with Proto-Samic). The level 4 nesting allows you to show which of the entries on the page the section belongs to.

Rua (mew) 13:02, 23 December 2018 (UTC)


I'm going to hazard a guess that this word is not usually written with parentheses... @Crom dabaΜετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 05:34, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Indeed it isn't, the parenthetical n is written in dictionaries because it reappears in inflection. Crom daba (talk) 14:03, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
It should be at хэду, how do we handle moves into already existing pages? Crom daba (talk) 14:05, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Just copy-paste the content and attribute the source in the edit summary. I'll do this one. SilverWolf, if you're not able to determine what page these entries should be on, you shouldn't be creating them in the first place. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 19:09, 13 January 2019 (UTC)


Hi there. We don't seem to have an entry for the Thompson language yet. Feel free to add one. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:30, 28 May 2019 (UTC)