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Westernmost Ripuarian edit

Hi, there! Thank you for your work on Ripuarian. Just this: I think you changed "westernmost Ripuarian" into "Limburgan Ripuarian", which is not ideal. "Westernmost Ripuarian" would generally include the Netherlands but also Aachen and its surroundings, Belgium: just anything "very western". I'd prefer it if you changed it back. Of course, if you can come up something better: great. But then again: what's wrong with "westernmost" if that's what it is... 16:52, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for pointing this out. "Westernmost Ripuarian" wasn't supposed to be classified under "Limburgan-Ripuarian", I made a mistake with the aliases in the Module:labels/data/lang/gmw-cfr. I have now made "westernmost Ripuarian" it's own label and whenever a it is used the word should now automatically also be added to the "Ripuarian Franconian" category instead of the "Limburgan Ripuarian" category. The "Limburgan Ripuarian" label was indeed only intended for dialects in the Netherlands, mainly for spelling differences and alternative forms. Again thank you for pointing this out, I wouldn't have realised otherwise. BartGerardsSodermans (talk) 18:17, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Orthography edit

Hi, I see you're creating a lot of Limburgish entries and I am very happy we finally have a Limburgish editor. I do have one concern though: Are the diacritics you use (dash under an e, dot under an s) actually obligatory (e.g. like German ü, ö) or are they more auxiliary diacritics (e.g. like Dutch vóórdoen or Russian stress accents)? I suspect it's the latter, in which case it's a custom on Wiktionary to not include them in the entry name but rather put them in the header. Thadh (talk) 12:00, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Thadh: So these characters are from the Rheinische Dokumenta spelling and these diacritics are used to differentiate between different phonemes. For example ⟨s⟩ and ⟨ṣ⟩ (with a dot below) correspond to /s/ and /z/ respectively, while ⟨e⟩ and ⟨e̩⟩ correspond to /e/ (or /ɪ/) and /ə/ respectively. I was therefore under the impression that they were more like German ü and ö and thus obligatory. But if this isn't the case and you believe it is better to instead include them in the header instead of the entry name, I'm willing to change this in the already created entries (and future entries). I hope this explained my reasoning well enough though if you need more clarification on anything in specific I am more than happy to elaborate. BartGerardsSodermans (talk) 12:40, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see, it does seem they are indeed obligatory for the Rheinische Dokumenta. I'm guessing you decided to use this notation rather than any local one because it's more uniform, but one problem I'm foreseeing is that it's pretty difficult to look things up in the dictionary when you need five rare diacritics. Would using a different relatively standardised spelling of Limburgish (e.g. the Spelling 2003) also work? That way you could use the Rheinische Dokumenta for pronunciation sections, while keeping the entries searchable. Thadh (talk) 15:54, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I decided on this orthography because it is the one I was first familiar with and most in line with how I'd spell Limburgish in my personal life. And I only decided to start adding terms in this orthography after I realised from working on the Chickasaw project on Wiktionary, seeing as Chickasaw also makes use of a rare diacritic (combining macron below) and at times even combines it with acute accents. Working here I realised that the Wiktionary search bar allows you to look up a term without diacritics and it will link to the page with diacritics. So, using some recent terms I added as an example: if I want to look up 've̩rprake̩ṣeere̩' (which has four of these rare diacritics), I can search for it without any diacritics and Wiktionary will still return this entry. Alternatively, a word like 'döbe̩', shows up in the search suggestions when you enter it in the search bar and when you actually search for it, Wiktionary returns all variations of 'dobe' with diacritics. At which point you can use the also-section to find the correct one. This is why I though it would be fine to add these terms in RD-form, because I didn't foresee any problems with searchability as Wiktionary seems to be very accommodating. BartGerardsSodermans (talk) 07:22, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, if you're saying Rheinische Dokumenta is used in daily life, I don't have any objections to its usage on Wiktionary. You should update Wiktionary:About Limburgish though, and include a part on the orthography you're using. Thadh (talk) 07:43, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, I'll add it to my to-do list to add it an explanation of the orthographies to the about page. I also think that there might be a different problem with searchability, namely that currently someone only acquainted with the Spelling 2003 will have trouble looking things up on this Wiktionary. So for each word I'll add both the RD and Spelling 2003 forms (and just link one with {{alt sp of}} to the other), that way it doesn't matter what spelling one is acquainted with on the ease-of-use of Wiktionary. This would probably be the most accessible way to do it. BartGerardsSodermans (talk) 08:00, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, that sounds like a great solution! Thadh (talk) 11:40, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yellow Transparent edit

Shouldn't this be lowercase? Wiktionary is case sensitive and for English terms pretty much only proper nouns are capitalised. Acolyte of Ice (talk) 13:26, 29 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I wasn't sure myself because in general the apple cultivar entries don't seem to follow consistent capitalisation rules. If you feel it should be changed I'll change it. BartGerardsSodermans (talk) 13:29, 29 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proto-Muskogean edit

Hi, since you work on Chickasaw etymologies, you may like to know that I've created the code nai-mus-pro for Proto-Muskogean. —Mahāgaja · talk 08:22, 27 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, that is great to know. I'll go over the Muskogean languages and see where I can add Proto-Muskogean terms in the etymology. BartGerardsSodermans (talk) 14:14, 27 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Eskimo-Aleut edit

Hello, where did you get the data? Is it from Comparative Eskimo Dictionary with Aleut Cognates? Kwékwlos (talk) 00:22, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, everything I've added or changed to reconstruction pages of that macro-family comes from Comparative Eskimo Dictionary with Aleut Cognates and if I were to ever get data from somewhere else I'd properly reference that as well. Unless you're not referring to those reconstruction pages, and are referring to something else? BartGerardsSodermans (talk) 05:39, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]