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About me

Hi. I've been on Wiktionary since mid-2008. My main interest is adding English words that we are missing (but ones that are extant and attestable). I seem to have done rather a lot of this.[1] In particular, I have added missing material from Webster's 1913 dictionary (which has about 80,000 entries); created thousands of entries from lists of scientific terms, such as minerals, soil types, organic compounds, and pharmaceutical drugs; originated Appendix:Unicode; and added various words that I encounter in books, newspapers, and everyday life.


Individual words to consider

  • acrokeratoderma allodapic anteriomedian antialignment antiantibody antically anticarbohydrate antiflag antiformal (not what you think) antikeratin antimullerian antinominalism antiprogram antiperinuclear antistable antiStokes antistuffing antitypic
  • basosquamous bilete*
  • catchstitch circumpolloid circumsaccate columellate conjuncturalism couching stitch countersupport (n. and vb.)
  • digitonide dorsoposterior draw stitch dryline (-ed, -ing)
  • edgestitch elastoplastic endobyssate eumycotic extrascapulars
  • fell stitch flatsawn
  • grainline
  • histial hyperculture
  • isidate
  • liminoid
  • macroboring mammoni* megamodel (not fashion) metallocluster metamodelization metatrope metatypical microbipolar microboring microplane microvacuole mixoid monolete multitones
  • nevomelanocytic
  • outbaking
  • paleohorizontal paracompactifying peds* (feet, see Usenet) polyparies postganglionary profichi protibial pseudophyllidean pseudostyle
  • revisioning rugulate
  • sandpipe sclerotis sideshadowing skeletoid stabstitch staystitch subbrachians submixing
  • tecnomorph tectals tectophase teninucellate thermogradient
  • ultimism
  • viriloid

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Burning questions

  • When will we have a half-decent search facility? I would be happy with one that supports basic wildcards, but I would prefer something amazing that lets us write queries: "what's the longest word ending in phobia?"; "how many words beginning with b are words in both English and French?".
  • Should we copy the OED in listing common collocations that are obvious sums of parts (and would thus typically fail WT:RFD), in a way that is literally just a list without definitions (which is how the OED does it)?
  • What is the longest alphabetical run of entries created by me? For example, there's demosaic-demoscene-demosponge-demospongian-demoss (with the various inflections). It would be fun to find a better one without all the tedious data dump analysis.
Last modified on 12 April 2014, at 14:55