User talk:Vadgt

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Again, welcome! --Vahag (talk) 12:09, 30 December 2013 (UTC)


«Կրիկետ»-ը հայերեն «ծղրիդ» չի նշանակում։ Անգլերենի հետ եք խառնել։ --Vahag (talk) 11:51, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

ճիշտն ասած ես չեի նկատել որ տակը գրված էր կրիկետը: --Vadgt (talk) 15:41, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Inserting Armenian into Etymologies[edit]

I reverted your edits to du and to team because they were obviously wrong. Just sounding like a similar word isn't reason to say that one came from the other, or that they're related in a particular way. They can be inherited from a common ancestor, or borrowed from a common source, or even just happen to similar by coincidence (with the millions of combinations of words possible between two languages, this happens all the time). It takes knowledge of the history of the words in the two languages to tell. If you don't know the difference, you shouldn't be editing etymologies. In some ways, putting bad information in etymologies is a worse kind of vandalism than writing "poop" or blanking pages, because it's not as easy to spot, and it may stay long enough for people to be misinformed.

Also, I would advise putting known Armenian cognates in every etymology. In the case of du, they're no doubt related via common inheritance from Proto-Indo-European, but so are similar terms in literally hundreds of languages. They should be limited to cases where there are historical connections, or where the etymology is showing cognates in multiple branches of the Indo-European languages (not counting English, which is treated differently because this is English Wiktionary).

I'm spending the time to explain this because I've seen too many unnecessary cognates in languages like Kurdish and Albanian littering hundreds of etymologies where they don't belong, and I don't want the same thing to happen with Armenian.

This is nothing against Armenian, which is a remarkable language that's of great value in Indo-European studies. With all the pressure from other languages and everything that's been done to the Armenian people, it's a miracle that it exists at all. You have every reason to be proud of your language- so the last thing you should want is for your language to be viewed as intrusive clutter, like spam. Chuck Entz (talk) 19:51, 14 February 2014 (UTC)