User talk:Zhividya

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Cleanup tags[edit]

Please do not remove cleanup tags until a discussion has been concluded. --EncycloPetey 03:08, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


The entry you created seems to have been a protologism and has been deleted. If you are sure that it is a real word, please provide evidence of this word being used in durably archived media (mainly printed books, and usenet groups) as required by our inclusion criteria. For a term to be included, it must be used by at least three different authors, spaced in time by at least three years, and the authors must not explain the word's meaning. If you can find any such quotations, please add them to the citations page. --EncycloPetey 03:10, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


Wiktionary doesn't categorize the same way the Wikipedia does. Relativity is not a separate context. Would "Cosmology" work?

Also, please have a look at the formatting changes I have made to Minkowski spacetime. --EncycloPetey 05:16, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

OK, I've set up a Category:Relativity. The best way to add an item is to use the {{relativity}} context label. Just put the template at the front of a definition line, like this:
# {{relativity}} Put the definition here.
The template will say (physics) on the definition line (since that's the context), but will put the word into Category:Relativity. --EncycloPetey 05:46, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
Your editor may have used the wrong kind of apostrophe for Wigner's friend. I have moved it to the correct title. --EncycloPetey 05:58, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


We use the name "Ancient Greek", not "Classical Greek" for that language. Likewise we use "Sanskrit", not "Classical Sanskrit". Also, we do not add hypothetical or reconstructed words to translations, nor do these words have entries in the main namespace. Only attested words receive entries. --EncycloPetey 22:22, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

When you add Ancient Greek translations, they should be in the original script, not a Romanization. When you add Latin translations, they should link to the terget page (without macrons), but may display macrons as an alternative form. --EncycloPetey 22:30, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Please add translations only for languages in which you have some fluency. Some of your Latin translations are incorrect. For example, the Romans had no specific name for their language. Latina is a modern cheat for the language name, but was not used in Latin. Romans used adverbs to describe the language of speech and writing, not nouns. So, you did not "speak Latin", you "spoke Latinly" or "spoke in the manner of Latin". --EncycloPetey 05:39, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Link in "mathematics" to "mathematica"[edit]

That was not a Latin typo. Article titles for Latin do not use macrons. Macrons are only used for pedagogical purposes within articles. —AugPi 19:37, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

This is explained better in section 1.2.1 of Wiktionary:About Latin. —AugPi 19:40, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
OK, I fixed the link to "mathematica": this is how the code looks now (pay attention):
* Latin: {{t+|la|mathematica|f|alt=mathēmatica}}
See the talk page for {{t+}} for an explanation of the alt= parameter. —AugPi 20:32, 9 July 2009 (UTC)