Category talk:English nouns

Why on earth do we have separate categories for different ways of using verbs but lump all the nouns together in one big catch-all category? For instance we have Category:English transitive verbs and Category:English intransitive verbs but we have Category:English common nouns, Category:English uncountable nouns, etc. It all seems a bit haphazard to me.

I've said before that the current categorization of the English Wiktionary is not a wise use of time and I think this is a good example. — Hippietrail 11:54, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

subcategoriesEdit

Why aren't the subcategories correctly placed at [[Category:English nouns|*]]? --Connel MacKenzie 01:48, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Which subcategories? Could you elaborate? --EncycloPetey 01:53, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

uncountable nouns hidden behind Latin termEdit

The category uncountable nouns should be visible when the category countable nouns is visible. --Espoo (talk) 15:02, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

A category can only be always visible or always non-visible. DTLHS (talk) 15:07, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you're trying to say, but perhaps you're using the word "visible" in the technical sense of being accessible or not (by a normal user). My suggestion is simply that the category uncountable nouns should be a subcategory of English nouns instead of being hidden from view by being a subcategory of the cryptic category English singularia tantum. I.e. even experienced Wiktionary users (and even that small subgroup that understands Latin!) are very confused when the subcategory uncountable nouns is not visible in the category in which the subcategory countable nouns is visible. --Espoo (talk) 16:41, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
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