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July 2022[edit]

Special:Search[edit]

Very nice and interesting. I am very happy having this page en my PC. Thanks.-

так[edit]

Она так и сидит дома. She's still sitting at home. Она так и не приготовила еду. She still didn't cook food.

Perhaps a more precise translation would be: She still insists on sitting at home. She still insists on not cooking.

My native speaker friend gave me these examples for так и and так и не in Russian. I think they could be added to the article, but I don't know the correct format you use. Thank you.

Appendix:French_pronunciation[edit]

THANKS A LOT! I LOVE WIKIPEDIA!

!!Give !! 🪙 * $4000 to @wikipediaFoundation .

изгиб[edit]

Hello, I am not sure but I think the position of the stress in this word is incorrect. From the audio file the speaker possibly puts stress on the first syllable. In another source I saw the stress marked in the other position also. What is correct? Thanks

信士[edit]

Hello,

Well, my name is Adam Daniel, I recently created this page on this Chinese term concerning Islam and the Muslims, so I like to request, please update this page that I create.

Thanks.

Trumponomics[edit]

I have 0 clue how to officially report vandalism, but I'm pretty sure you're generally not supposed to spell "procommunist" from "Trumponomics". I don't even think "Trumponomics" is supposed to exist. There are a ton of same-y "(president)onomics", I believe made all from the same guy. I think a mod should look at this. Thanks. Sorry I'm only identifiable by my IP address; I haven't made a Wikipedia account yet. :_

If you open the quotations, you will see that this has been a word since at least 1990; procommunist was added by the anagram bot, and is correct. J3133 (talk) 12:46, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

imbranato[edit]

the english for imbranato is unskilled

cousinage[edit]

First time edit: Tried to add Wyclif quote as requested. Didn't have all day to learn how. Would be glad to do it properly if I had more (clear, detailed) instruction. A fully annotated, sample entry would be great. Failing that, point me to the 'help' page relevant to the errors I committed. Thanks Gbrynolf (talk) 23:46, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's already on Citations:cosynage. You can view the source code for that page for future reference, and you can also consult the documentation at Template:RQ:Wycliffe Bible. The Wycliffe Bible is in Middle English so its quotations don't strictly speaking belong in Modern English entries anyway (same with Chaucer). 98.170.164.88 23:48, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Crombie . The history of the family name of Crombie.[edit]

 Crombie is a Scottish Gaelic name derived from the French Cromey which was the Title of Seigneur de Cromey, from Domaine de Cromey,Côte-d'Or, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France.  When recording his name on documents in Scotland the first found is spelt Abercrumbin (Gaelic Latin), 1157CE, Dunfermline Abbey. Addding 'Aber' to the name was left over from Pictish fashion meaning where the river opens out to the sea and the first known place was Abercrombyh, Fife.  The 'b' was added in the Gaelic fashion but is always meant to be silent.

прочитан[edit]

It is also a Russian word, thank you.

Baybayin[edit]

I can't see Baybayin scripts. I'm not sure if it's me because I installed Baybayin fonts and I can see Baybayin in Wikipedia. Maybe add support to Baybayin if it is not yet?

吃貨[edit]

So useful… Thank you. --Kaicarver (talk) 10:13, 31 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August 2022[edit]

vet[edit]

Adding some sort of "open all" / "collapse all" button, particularly on mobile, would greatly ease my use of Wiktionary. I would hope that others may find it useful as well. "Vet" is a good example as to why -- personally I use Wiktionary as a Swedish to English dictionary. To find the meaning of "vet" on mobile, I have to either scroll down a long way, through English, Albanian, Blagar, Catalan, Czech, etc., manually collapsing every language until I get to Swedish, which is usually one of the last entries. Being able to quickly close all of them I believe would be a great help to all friends looking for definitions in languages towards the end of the alphabet. Something to consider! My apologies if this is not the sort of feedback you are looking for. AprilJuneAugust (talk) 17:25, 1 August 2022 (UTC)AprilJuneAugustReply[reply]

I agree! If this is already a feature, I, as a long-time user and editor, have yet to come across it. I notice the default is different for mobile and desktop, however, so it must be easy enough to implement. That being said, this is what the table of contents is for. Andrew Sheedy (talk) 04:03, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Word of the day: supplicate[edit]

I uploaded a clearer recording,

(file)

, and suggest that this be used for the upcoming word of the day. Feedback welcome/encouraged! = paul2520 💬 21:03, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Paul2520: great, thanks! — Sgconlaw (talk) 17:19, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

побачити[edit]

it is translated as "to see". My opinion is: It should be translated as "to see, to meet" to avoid misunderstandings and this phrase added:

о 12 годині ба́чимо - we meet at 12 o clock

Or, if I am wrong, and it really means to see in a normal way, please add a sentence like:

Я поба́чу бачу і добре чую - (I am seeing well, I m hearing well)

Сліпі знову побачити (The blind man can see again)

--Rasmusklump (talk) 21:41, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

gob[edit]

another portable word that knows no boundaries, gob means a pit in Hebrew and gob means to snore in Lakota, short for go'pa

-metry ... in Blake's Poem, seems (appears, etc) this 'word, phrase, ending' (etc) rhymes with 'eye' aka 'try', but in 'standard usage pronunciation' is more like 'tree' (long 'e') ... well, can you explain the difference (?) and provide details of history (or something) in how the 'sound' changed, evolved, etc ? ... AND, give a pronounce guide like in Standard Old School Dictionary, which if that already exists here, I do not 'see' it (easy) and I may not be alone (?) ... thanks[edit]

-metry ... in Blake's Poem, seems (appears, etc) this 'word, phrase, ending' (etc) rhymes with 'eye' aka 'try', but in 'standard usage pronunciation' is more like 'tree' (long 'e') ... well, can you explain the difference (?) and provide details of history (or something) in how the 'sound' changed, evolved, etc ? ... AND, give a pronounce guide like in Standard Old School Dictionary, which if that already exists here, I do not 'see' it (easy) and I may not be alone (?) ... thanks

David Crystal (a well-known linguist)'s theory is that the -y ending of words was, in early modern English, pronounced /əi/, diverging into the /i/ and /ai/ pronunciations later on. I do agree that it would be useful to include such historical reconstructions in entries, but that's a lot of work that I'm not willing or able to do. Andrew Sheedy (talk) 23:00, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

-metry[edit]

Ahhhh ... found it (somehow) the 'page, info' (etc) I was asking about ... "Great Vowel Shift" ... thanks and sorry if I was a pain for being slow to 'see' and 'search' .... thanks again, later

洋芋[edit]

Zhengzhou 土豆

concurso[edit]

Hello. I think the word concurso as it's used in this line is not on the page yet:

La enseña no se distinguía bien en alta mar de las que ondeaban en los barcos de otras naciones donde también reinaba la casa de Borbón, de manera que Carlos III convocó un concurso para cambiar la bandera que representaba a España en el mar.

Special:Contributions/2A01:CB10:1A1:7100:9514:F68E:A293:A4EE[edit]

The German version of Wiktionary allows typing without interacting with the mouse (basically search-as-you-go) while the English (and the French if that matters) version doesn't. The keyboard-only experience is better without the mouse interaction. Thanks!

快楽[edit]

I use a desktop computer and like the look of Wiktionary. It is clean and easy to navigate while still full of information. I personally don't like when websites simplify and the information value suffers for the sake of visuals. I primarily use Wiktionary to look up kanji and their pronunciation and simply adore the fact you can click a kanji in a compound word and go straight to the individual kanji's page to see all readings or click "Category:Japanese terms spelled with 楽" to do the opposite. The "Compounds" box is also very helpful in understanding how the same kanji can works in different settings. I am very grateful to have this resource when looking up kanji I don't know. Thank you for your hard work! TL;DR Please keep pages full of information that links to relevant pages that helps grasping how words relate. If planning of simplification is underway be careful not to go too far. 91.153.157.41 07:32, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

надувной[edit]

Hello

My opinion is, the russian word is derived from

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/duxati


Greetings —⁠This unsigned comment was added by Rasmusklump (talkcontribs).

Trubachyov suggests that Russian -дув- verbs (надувать, продувать, задувать etc.) derive from Proto-Slavic *duti with the /в/ inserted for phonetic, not morphological reasons, to fill in a hiatus between *duti and the *-ati suffix. In other words, the Russian terms are cousins of *duxati, not direct descendants. Tetromino (talk) 17:40, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

September 2022[edit]

Wiktionary:Requested_entries_(Unknown_language,_Latin_script)[edit]

I noticed that the Latin PASSUS is only given as part of Pando. More importantly, it is part of PATIOR. Sorry I can't see how to fix it.JohnWheater (talk) 07:12, 2 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's hiding down there as Etymology 3. The layout of these entries is a little confusing to newcomers and experienced users alike! This, that and the other (talk) 03:10, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@JohnWheater This, that and the other (talk) 03:10, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

hunky_dory[edit]

I have a notion about the Etymology - might we be looking at [ French ]: “ un qu’ést doré ”.

avitaminosis[edit]

185.244.241.236 17:00, 13 September 2022 (UTC)”Reply[reply]

Can You give me specific details about this Ref. Note from this Document = Noted as Source Page 33 Footnote 47

https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/15863/1/__tsclient_D_%D0%9B%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B0%20%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B3%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0-%D0%9E%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%80%20%20%D0%9C%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%B2.pdf


https://www.sobranie.mk/SessionDetailsID


Why the above mentioned Link is EMPTY with Details??? Namely, Is there or NOT a PROOF of Стенографски белешки, 20 седница на Собранието на Р.М. одржана на 26 јули 1991 година, http://www.sobranie.mk/SessionDetailsID, пристапено 12.07.2015 година.

Thanks!

साण्ड Bangla ষাঁড় should be śãṛ, not śãṛô[edit]

śãṛô seems not to be proper Bangla rendition of pronunciation of the word ষাঁড়. It should be śãṛ, excluding the end ô. Cannot edit that from the code as wiki page generates rendering from native scripts automatically

Descriptivism & the Revolutionary Power of Wiktionary[edit]

A word like 'Cyuanjhou' is hated by most of the academic elites and governments of the Western nations. It would be vilified by some in mainland Eurasia. But under the gentle and mild regime of Wiktionary descriptivism, those absurd hatreds do not matter. Those discriminatory biases are irrelevant. As long as the word has reached certain very basic minimums, it's in. This word and those like it is a badge of honor on the leadership of Wiktionary. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 22:05, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • I think you're being melodramatic, mate. Although I kinda wanna RFV this, just for kicks... Almostonurmind (talk) 22:07, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, and I have confidence that there is a fair process when you get to RFV! That itself is another miracle! --Geographyinitiative (talk) 22:10, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Why would people hate it? Is it because the romanization system is from the ROC and not the PRC? 98.170.164.88 22:22, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I often sound very silly on Wiktionary, and it's because I am kind of at a loss to understand what the actual fuck I am doing here. Here I am, the dumbest editor out there, but yet I'm making new pages left and right like I know it all and as if everybody else is stupid or missing something. AND I GOT THE DAMN CITES. Fuck! I try to contextualize what I'm doing in my own mind, but I have no frame of reference. I'm certainly an internet crank on some level- I'm literally banned on Wikipedia. But I couldn't be full Time Cube: my edits on Wikipedia are still standing after years, and I'm productive on Wiktionary and Wikimedia Commons. I'm ignoring the taboos and just shitting out pure, unmitigated facts. The whole thing kind of has some wild effects on me, because it's like, fuck, I'm one of the only assholes out there that is willing to take the time to pay attention to whole realms of vocabulary. What does that say about me? What does that say about Wiktionary? I don't know man. I can only understand it as some kind of revolutionary truth telling. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 15:33, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

turkuaz[edit]

"Turkuaz" is a doublet of "Türk".

199.111.227.52 20:11, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

arithmocracy[edit]

Wait what “lol”

lahko[edit]

Is the Slovenian word lahko ("is allowed") really the same as lahko ("it is easy")? Or should the entry read with Etymology 1 or Etymology 2? Greetings

--Rasmusklump (talk) 17:31, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Special:Search[edit]

не реже this article is missing, thank you.

Wiktionary:Main_Page[edit]

Hey! This is the only note I will ever leave on Wiktionary so I'm sorry it is not relevant or good feedback. I hope whoever is reading this has a good day, definitely a better one than I've had today. This life is long and it can be hard, but it is still worth it. I hope you find whatever you are looking for.

G.T.W

You too, G. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:13, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiktionary:Main_Page[edit]

I would keep using this. Thank you.

R-501 Carbine - 240F:B1:98AF:1:FC2A:A0F:2062:6FC3 08:41, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]