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- @Hekaheka: We only list direct descendants in descendants sections. If we decided to put every derivative there, not only would it be redundant (onctueux is already listed as a descendant at unctuosus, after all), but the lists would also become huge and unusable. Please see this discussion: Wiktionary:Beer parlour/2017/October § Section "Descendants". Canonicalization (talk) 19:56, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
All manners of crapEdit
As for "I notice that the people here who strive for keeping all manners of crap are often those who put in the least amount of work, never mind real work": I notice that the contributor number 1 of English entries is rather inclusionist. I don't see the correlation postulated between lexicographical work on one hand, and inclusionism vs. exclusionism on the other hand.
mais qu'est-ce que c'estEdit
- Yes, and there are several senses: see chambre rangée, vie rangée, bataille rangée. Canonicalization (talk) 09:52, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
- I understand the meaning of "rangé des voitures" but I don't see why it means that. Are we saying that he has "tidied up his cars" (put his garage in order?) or he has moved away from the noisy race cars to a quieter life, or...? Equinox ◑ 11:01, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
The French entry jungle has the horrible gloss "all senses", though I would presume that the senses "hobo camp" and "desert region" are absent from French. Could you give it a clean-up?
←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 09:38, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
- @Equinox: (I didn't know the term in French.) I don't know, sorry; I looked around a bit but couldn't find anything. I guess some English speakers don't know that French adjectives agree in gender with the noun they qualify? Canonicalization (talk) 19:52, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
What's not to likeEdit
What's not to like about "Chignon" user name? It has two syllables, is easy to remember and short to type. Pronunciation is at chignon; I can pick the English one or the French one, and I can invent a Czech one on the model of Avignon. I don't know, I like it. (If this post is considered impertinent, please ignore it.) --Dan Polansky (talk) 19:44, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
Which preposition to useEdit
You expressed some doubt about "the message was [not directed] to you" vs. "at you". These are both acceptable (you probably knew this and wavered for this reason). If you are curious about the nuances: IMO, "at" is a bit more direct: maybe you throw a ball TO a child (they can choose to catch it or not), but you throw a stone AT a monster (right in the eye! yeah!). "Directed to you" sounds a little less natural to me (a Gallicism?). In fact I would probably use "aim" here: it wasn't aimed at you.
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Community Insights SurveyEdit
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Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit
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