Open main menu

/Uralic etymology referencesEdit

As far as I can tell, I have not anywhere requested this userpage to be deleted; the note on top was a todo comment to myself about the formatting of the actual templates.

--Tropylium (talk) 23:09, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

I'm sure it was in the deletion request category; maybe you used the wrong template? Equinox 23:34, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
It was: @Victar replaced the contents of a template with {{d}}, which put every page that transcluded it in that category. Chuck Entz (talk) 23:52, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
Ah, sorry about that. {{R:Aikio 2006}} is a duplicate of {{R:smi:Aikio:2006}}, so I moved over the pages that used it, but didn't want to edit your user pages, though I wasn't thinking when I added {{d}}. --{{victar|talk}} 23:59, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
NP, but seems like a thing to watch out in the future. Boldly redirecting might have been cleaner… --Tropylium (talk) 18:22, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
No shit. Redirects with no entries is sloppy and I'll never opt for that as a default. --{{victar|talk}} 00:02, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

A reply to your e-mail messageEdit

I can't access my CableOne e-mail address anymore. However, I think I found my password to my account, so now I could change my e-mail address. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 02:46, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Now I changed to and verified my new e-mail address, fortunately. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 02:52, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
Cool. We removed that annoyance from your user page :D Thanks. Equinox 02:54, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
What was the exact content, that you were trying to send me? It might not matter, anyway, but whatever. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 02:58, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
I was secretly interested in your sociopolitics. It didn't matter, anyway, and whatever. 👍 THUMBS UP GESTURE INDICATING APPROVAL. Equinox 03:01, 25 August 2019 (UTC)


I was told elsewhere to add the the gloss. "Agape" is a homonym for /əɡeɪp/ and /ɑɡɑpeɪ/; since I am apparently not supposed to link directly to the relevant form of the word, improving the entry there does not help define the word "agapeic." The only way to note which form of "agape" is being used is to link directly to it or define on the page, no? Anthologetes (talk) 00:21, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

Okay, this template nerd stuff gets a bit fiddly, but we are using the suffix template, so you look at Template:suffix and check the available parameters. t1 is defined as "base gloss: brief gloss of the word base" which is what we want. So I've done that: {{suffix|en|agape|ic|t1=love; divine love}}. Equinox 02:40, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Anthologetes (talk) 03:08, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for that.Edit

That has happened a few times before, but this is the first time that it has ever been expunged. So thanks for that. Tharthan (talk) 02:35, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

"Unified login" stopped working properly a few months back, so now I can log into Wiktionary but still be an IP on Wikipedia. I mentioned it to someone and they said basically "yeah it doesn't work" so, lol, okay. Nobody knows me there anyway. Equinox 02:36, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

A questionEdit

Hi. Could you please tell me how one can ping an user in the comment section after having edited a page? I have seen many doing this practice, and I have been wondering how one could do that. If you let me know this, it would be much helpful to me as well, in that I would not have to go to somebody's talk page for minor matters! —Lbdñk (talk) 11:17, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

@Equinox: I will be glad to hear any suggestions for this. Thanks! —Lbdñk (talk) 12:02, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure. Something with an @ sign. I rarely use it and always forget. Equinox 12:19, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
I think if you just type "User:XYZ" in the edit comment and hyperlink it with brackets it will work. I'll try it in the summary to this edit. — SGconlaw (talk) 12:25, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
@Sgconlaw: I got the notification, and therefore it works! Thank you so much for getting me the right stuff! —Lbdñk (talk) 12:40, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
@Lbdñk Type {{ping|Lbdñk}}. PseudoSkull (talk) 17:59, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
@PseudoSkull: I had tried this one once, but only {{ping|user}} showed, and the user was not notified. —Lbdñk (talk) 18:30, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
As I understand it, edit comments do not get interpreted as wikitext, except for simple wikilinks. It's just WYSIWYG. DCDuring (talk) 20:13, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
I believe @Ultimateria did this to me some time recently and I was like OMG HOW DID YOU DO THAT except not out loud because I was too embarrassed to admit I didn't know already. — [ זכריה קהת ] Zack. — 17:03, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Every time I get a new username I immediately turn off notifications, so never hear the pings. --Mélange a trois (talk) 21:22, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

xx verbsEdit

Thanks a lot. I figured that it had to do with this. "xx" is not extremely frequent in Maltese, so I think I'll get by. I don't really want to create an account because -- though they're obviously necessary -- I find wiki communities rather stressful. Right now I'd just need three lemmas and I wonder if you could be so kind as to create them. Just the entry and perhaps make it a Maltese verb: pprojbixxa ("prohibit"), rreaġixxa ("react"), ssuġerixxa ("suggest"). Then I'll get back to it and make the appropriate changes. If you would be so kind to do that, it'd be greatly appreciated. No rush, of course. 17:55, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

I don't know any Maltese, but I'm in a good mood so I will trust you. Can you please put the content on the talk page, exactly as you would write it in the entry, and then I will move them for you. I would still urge you to create an account but I do know how you feel and it's like when people ask me to get on Facebook, so, maybe not. Heh. Equinox 17:58, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
I know enough Maltese to feel like this is a reasonable thing to do. (Even though when I was first learning Maltese, I used the i- forms as lemma. I couldn't find any monolingual Maltese dictionaries, I'm sorry!) — [ זכריה קהת ] Zack. — 19:43, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, there is something to say for both ways. Per se, you'd tend to use the i-form as lemma because that's how it would predominantly be said in isolation. But the other form is etymologically the basic form and it's better for learners because from the consonant form you can always predict the prefixed i-, while you cannot do the opposite because there are words where i- is part of the stem (like indika). And I think that's a very strong argument. 23:52, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
So, anyway. Do you want me to put the content on the talk page of the entry to be created (if that's even possible) or the talk page of the current lemma (as I did in ipprojbixxa)? Thanks in advance. 00:02, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
I just move the talk page to pprojbixxa. You can't make lemmas that have xx in them? Is that some weird system thing? I hate it — [ זכריה קהת ] Zack. — 17:05, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
It's an abuse filter. We had tons of new entries with nothing but random characters: apparently there are lots of new mobile users in places like India and the Middle East who don't know that the Wiktionary app in their phone is simply a website and not the general internet. These people think they're searching for porn on the internet, but they're editing the dictionary. The irony that they're mostly from regions like Iran, Bangladesh and Pakistan with moralistic Islamic cultures hasn't escaped my attention.... Chuck Entz (talk) 21:12, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Aunt, uncle, niece and nephewEdit

Have you heard of aunt-in-law, uncle-in-law, niece-in-law and nephew-in-law? Pages with these names have here, and so I want to make it clear that, aunt is just parent's sister, uncle is just parent's brother, niece is just sibling's daughter and nephew is just sibling's son. 2804:431:D725:4208:543:564A:A8E7:17D6 (talk) 23:01, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 14:34, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Return to the user page of "Equinox".