What does this word have to do with time? DTLHS (talk) 02:19, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Also Wiktionary is case sensitive so you usually want to link to the lower case forms of words- elm and not Elm. DTLHS (talk) 02:28, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

What does this post have to do with time?Edit

Trees flower in the spring Hk5183 (talk) 02:24, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
By "time", we mean words such as second, minute, hour, week, month, year, decade, and so on. I changed the category to oj:Trees. —Stephen (Talk) 12:32, 5 March 2018 (UTC)


Hi, Hk5183. Thanks for your contributions.
There seems to be an issue with Unami diacritics. For the word hupokàn, you put a grave accent. However, that word with the grave accent was added to tobacco pipe, but it does not link to hupokàn. The grave accent is stripped out, so it links to "hupokan" (without the grave). It appears that someone has edited an Unami template which strips the accents from Unami words.
I know a bit about Ojibwe, but nothing relating to Unami, so I can't be of help with this. If you believe that the Unami accents are required for proper spelling, you should mention this problem at WT:GP. That's where our programmers go to fix software issues such as this. Someone there will know where this diacritic-stripper is and how to fix it.
Let me know if you need more clarification. —Stephen (Talk) 12:06, 5 March 2018 (UTC)


Hi, @Hk5183. Just to let you know, we are currently using the straight ' for this, not the right curly ’. However, I have been thinking for a long time that we really should be using the proper ʼ (modifier letter apostrophe), because that is an actual letter, while the straight apostrophe is just punctuation. Do you have any feelings on this matter? We already use the ʼ (modifier letter apostrophe) for Navajo, and in my opinion we should be using it also for Ojibwe, Yup'ik, and other Native American languages that have this letter. —Stephen (Talk) 15:01, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

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Language namesEdit

Language names should match the generated categories (X lemmas, etc), or you can request that the names be changed at Wiktionary:Requests for moves, mergers and splits. DTLHS (talk) 15:59, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! I will pay more attention in the future~~Hk5183


Thanks for your contributions :) —AryamanA (मुझसे बात करेंयोगदान) 20:30, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Please add the automated pronunciation {{ta-IPA}} also. This will save time for us to cleanup. --Octahedron80 (talk) 02:52, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

ok, can do. Thanks for the advice! 

P.S. If there are any groups that you know of for Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam wiktionary I'd be glad to work together to add proper noun inflections and verb conjugations Thanks! Hk5183 (talk) 23:20, 16 September 2019 (UTC)


Why did you add a transcription? Ultimateria (talk) 19:04, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

sorry, my bad. I'll get rid of that. I often use a template to make new pages, so I just forgot to remove that. Hk5183 (talk) 19:10, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

cat2=verb animate intransitiveEdit

Hi. Instead of cat2=verb animate intransitive, please use cat2=animate intransitive verbs, and similarly. Thanks! Benwing2 (talk) 18:14, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Better yet, follow the formatting example of ahpamuxwe, the way I've changed it. This adds the page to separate categories Category:Unami animate verbs and Category:Unami intransitive verbs, both of which now exist. Benwing2 (talk) 18:30, 3 May 2020 (UTC)
Also, for non-lemma verb forms like wënemën, use "===Verb===" as the header but {{head|unm|verb form}} as the template for the headword. Thanks! Benwing2 (talk) 18:38, 3 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! I will do that from now on.Hk5183 (talk) 19:25, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Adding Entries For AmharicEdit

Just to make sure you're doing things right, what means in the physical or digital world are you using to add Amharic entries with your mobile phone or anything? --Apisite (talk) 17:39, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

I am using an iPhone with a Ge'ez alphabet keyboard installed, and a laptop with an Amharic alphabet installed. Does that answer your question?--Hk5183 (talk) 17:56, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for the first half, now I ask you for the second half: where exactly are you getting the Amharic words from? That's where a reference template comes in handy. --Apisite (talk) 23:50, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
I've consulted the following sources.

Leslau, Wolf. A Concise Amharic Dictionary. Germany, Harrassowitz, 1976.

Appleyard, David L.. Colloquial Amharic [cassette]: Pronunciation lessons, 1-13. United Kingdom, Routledge, 1995.

Leslau, Wolf. Reference grammar of Amharic. Germany, Harrassowitz, 1995.

Leslau, Wolf. Introductory Grammar of Amharic. Germany, Harrassowitz, 2000.

Getahun, Girma Y.. Advanced Amharic lexicon : a supplement to concise Amharic-English dictionaries. Germany, Lit, 2003.

Isenberg, William Charles. Dictionary of the Amharic Language. United Kingdom, The Church Missionary Society, 1841.

I do not believe that any Amharic reference templates currently exist. I will make sure to add citations to my pages. I figured that since the other Amharic entries lacked citations, mine didn't need them either. I'll add refs for all my entries. Hk5183 (talk) 00:26, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

Munsee stressEdit

Hi Hk5183. Thanks for creating some Munsee entries. I want to address the issue of stress though. I think the stress of a word should be left to the header. A big reason for this is so people can create links to entries without knowing the proper stress, which can be confusing to predict. We also have the technical ability to have stressed links, like thúpuy, invisibly redirect to thupuy. --{{victar|talk}} 17:40, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Ok, I can get on board with that. I don't have any strong opinion one way or another about accents in Munsee. Essentially, I just want to establish a standard approach to the issue and stick with that. Thanks for the input! I'll do that from now on.--Hk5183 (talk) 18:07, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Cool. I'll get around to moving some of the entries you created. --{{victar|talk}} 18:57, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Category:Requests for gender in Amharic entriesEdit

Have you ever considered improving entries in Category:Requests for gender in Amharic entries? --Apisite (talk) 06:10, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Forgot that even existed! thanks for the reminder! Will do!Hk5183 (talk) 11:52, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
If you don't want to keep hidden categories hidden, then you may want to make them visible through the menu of your Preferences. --Apisite (talk) 20:54, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Translations in Translingual entriesEdit

Generally, only English entries should have translation sections. In the case of all these Amharic translations you've added to Ge'ez-script letters, those aren't even really translations, because they're names for the letters. Sorry for the trouble. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 18:03, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Breves in LatinEdit

Breves are not used for Latin on Wiktionary. Vowels that are not marked with a macron are assumed to be short. —Rua (mew) 20:58, 30 May 2020 (UTC)



If you create entries in a language you don't know, e.g. this revision, please have a courtesy of asking for {{attention}} or to fix inflections, stresses, etc, with something like this, for Ukrainian nouns


I discourage you from making any more Slavic entries. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 00:57, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Ojibwe verb categorization, etc.Edit


I'm wondering if you might weigh in on the conversation i tried to start in the beer parlour about how to categorize Ojibwe verbs. I'm also wondering about how to make the verb categories visible in the entries. I think the best way is to add them in brackets after the headword (see aakozi).

The other issue i'm thinking through is how to do etymologies for verb stems. The tools available in wiktionary (affix, suffix, prefix) seem poorly suited to Ojibwe and don't allow a useful analysis of initial-medial-final word stems. But that conversation can wait, i think.

Anyway, i'm wondering what you might think of all of this.

SteveGat (talk) 17:32, 5 June 2020 (UTC)