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Each entry has one or more L2 (level-two) language sections. For example, the entry sea has different meanings in English and Spanish, both on the same page. Priority is given to Translingual: this heading includes terms that remain the same in all languages. This includes taxonomic names, symbols for the chemical elements, and abbreviations for international units of measurement; for example Homo sapiens, He (helium), and km (kilometre). English comes next, because this is the English Wiktionary. After that come other languages in alphabetical order. Language sections should be separated from each other by a horizontal line, generated with four dashes (----).[1]

For languages that have multiple names, a single name is chosen that should be used throughout Wiktionary. Typically, this is an English name for the language. See Wiktionary:Languages for more information.



  • Vote starts: 00:00, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 23:59, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Vote created: --Daniel Carrero (talk) 14:39, 15 December 2015 (UTC)



  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Daniel Carrero (talk) 21:24, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support. We're bad at documenting things we do, and this is something we do. new editors are expected to pick things up by editing rather than by looking at policy. But it's nice to have both. Renard Migrant (talk) 11:53, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support. I would like to hear some details about what the current abstainers find objectionable with the wording. I am OK with this wording but especially OK with the sentiment and would support different wording as well. - TheDaveRoss 12:51, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support This is basic information that should be documented. I don't think the wording is unclear but if it is, we can amend it--this is a wiki. —Justin (koavf)TCM 14:11, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support Seems like a good idea to me. Fixed a couple of punctuation issues (missing comma, comma mistakenly substituted for semicolon) and removed a couple of unnecessary the's. P Aculeius (talk) 14:42, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support Much clearer for newbies. —Aryamanarora (मुझसे बात करो) 22:12, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Weak support — Could be clearer. I fixed two typos and added a the and a serial comma. — I.S.M.E.T.A. 17:43, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
    Not convinced that "this is the English Wiktionary" is better than "this is English Wiktionary". Doesn't sound as natural to me. P Aculeius (talk) 18:01, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
    @P Aculeius: OK, but usage disagrees with you ("English Wiktionary" is too rare for Google Ngrams). — I.S.M.E.T.A. 18:19, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support. --kc_kennylau (talk) 08:11, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
  9. Symbol support vote.svg Support Not perfect, but much better than nothing. —JohnC5 17:51, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
  10. Symbol support vote.svg Support -Xbony2 (talk) 16:58, 20 January 2016 (UTC)



  1. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain It's not very clearly written, but I don't care enough to oppose. I took the liberty of removing an ungrammatical comma. This, that and the other (talk) 05:05, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
  2. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain It is unclear. Reword it showing the examples with and without this rule, pls. Zezen (talk) 17:23, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
  3. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain I agree that it needs to be written more clearly, but I'm definitely in favor of saying something about the L2 language heading at WT:EL. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 11:58, 15 January 2016 (UTC)