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Again, welcome! Chuck Entz (talk) 14:43, 19 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]


Hi. We do not list every indirect reflex of a PIE root. Polish drużyna belongs under *družina. --Vahag (talk) 10:13, 24 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]


Please, tell your cat to look attentively at already created entries and try to precisely imitate them. See also WT:ASLA. —Игорь Тълкачь (talk) 05:34, 25 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]


Please use this page to discuss etymologies, rather than talk pages. That way more people can participate. However, your etymologies must be plausible according to the basic sound laws of languages, so please don't overburden people with ideas that are obviously false to anyone with only basic knowledge in the field. It will probably just frustrate people who have better to do than disprove each of your ideas. —CodeCat 00:11, 30 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

What CodeCat said. Sorry, your etymology edits are not trustworthy. You might try something else.--Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 20:53, 3 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I do not need your trust in me ;), Anatoli T., as one's trust in the etymology dicos should do the trick instead. BTW, don't you like our joint work at Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/modliti? A pity you have not joined in, despite the invitation. Zezen (talk) 23:04, 3 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Note to self re dupa[edit]

See PIE dico, Pokorny . Zezen (talk) 07:30, 9 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]


@Zezen (talk) Regarding the Lithuanian lexeme for "hunger", the connection there with English BAD is quite dubious; nor is there a connection with the Sanskrit form that links much more semantically with the Norse forms; although ultimately from the stock root ABhAdh (mentioned in the Talk Page of bad). Andrew H. Gray 14:04, 12 February 2016 (UTC)Andrew

Language codes in the etyl template[edit]

Please don't just copy {{etyl}} from other entries without changing the language codes. The first parameter is the language code the entry is derived from and the second is the language code of the entry itself. The main purpose of {{etyl}} is to put entries in the category Category:<Language of the second language code> terms derived from <Language of the first language code>. For instance, you had Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/bulъ in Category:English terms derived from Latin, Category:English terms derived from Ancient Greek and Category:Proto-Slavic twice-borrowed terms. The last one comes from {{etyl|sla-pro|sla-pro}}.

When you want to just list the language name without adding the entry to a category, use "-" for the second parameter, as in {{etyl|sla-pro|-}}. A language should never appear in both the first and second parameter unless the term was borrowed from another language, but the borrowed term was ultimately derived from the language of the entry, as in English pikake, from Hawaiian pīkake, from English peacock. Also cognates and "compare" terms should always have "-" in the second parameter, because the entry isn't derived from them. Chuck Entz (talk) 19:31, 2 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Chuck Entz - you are absolutely right: I wish there was a side help with these tags, or a user-friendly one-click script or template. Zezen (talk) 19:34, 2 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]