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Again, welcome! --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 13:10, 28 January 2016 (UTC)



Hi, I changed the labels here a bit. Context labels should only indicate the context in which something is used, not the meaning of the word. The definition should still be understandable if the labels are left out, which was not the case before. —Rua (mew) 11:47, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

@Rua All right. So I suppose {{q}} shouldn't be used for that purpose either? ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:52, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Probably not. I just use plain brackets. —Rua (mew) 12:06, 30 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi! You added some details to the quattrocchi lemma: That ragazzon -- is this short for ragazzone or is it just a typo? -- 20:53, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Good spotting. It's a typo that I have now fixed. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 20:58, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, it was indeed a typo. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:06, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
The original reading is "ragazzo" by the way. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 12:31, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Headword exceptionsEdit

Hey. So, both headword templates obviously recognise sindikato and similar words as a participles. To fix that, there's an exceptions chart that you can add the words to to fix the problem. Just copy what I did and don't forget the plural form. Here's the Esperanto one too: Module:eo-headword/exceptions. — Algentem (talk) 12:03, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Oh, thanks. Is that the usual solution? (I've created a section about this on WT:GP.) ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 12:05, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Rolled the topic in the Grease Pit back, as it's clearly the regular solution. Thanks again. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 12:08, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
No problem. Yeah, it's the general solution. I'm not sure if we can make the module detect these in anyway. — Algentem (talk) 13:48, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
Probably not, it is impossible to tell the POS based on the form alone. Maybe an optional POS parameter could force exceptions to the exceptions, but I'm not convinced they are needed. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 13:55, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Suffix entries for IdoEdit

Hi. I was thinking about the entries for the Ido suffixes, and I dislike having the desinence in the entry. Since every single suffix can derive a multitude of words (adjectives, nouns, etc.) I propose we move all the Ido suffixes to neutral pages without any desinence like -al, -es, -esm, etc. (that's actually how they are written in Ido books like Talmay). I also dislike writing it as -et-, because then it looks like an interfix, which it is not. I propose we start to write etymologies like this instead: {{suffix|io|sana|es|alt2=esar}}. I want your input on this, what do you think? — Algentem (talk) 17:44, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

I'm fine with basing the suffixes on smaller elements, though I think endings could also be included separately, like {{af|io|reda|-es|-ar}}. Changing the way suffixes are dealt with probably calls for a BP discussion though. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 10:33, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
@Algentem ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 10:34, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
@Lingo Bingo Dingo Cool, I can live with separating them. I can start a discussion over at the parlour, if you think it's needed. — Algentem (talk) 15:27, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
@Algentem Yes, it is probably required to have a BP discussion for this. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:55, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

-ij and -eskEdit

Hey. I remember our talk about these two suffixes, and I stumbled upon this interesting article in the first year Progreso, page 573 (page 587 of the PDF). You can find it here.Algentem (talk) 17:47, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, though I guess they simplified the system in the first decade of Ido? ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 10:37, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
@Lingo Bingo Dingo Yeah. They merged the two shortly there after. I was thinking, maybe we could incorporate the information from that page on -ijar and sikijar. — Algentem (talk) 15:30, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
I saw you already expanded -ijar and -eskar, I have now also added a usage note. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:56, 3 March 2018 (UTC)


LBD, I would like to thank you for editing my entry 'Grundsow'. I've been writing in Wikipedia for about a year now, but this was my first Wiktionary entry. Hopefully, I will learn more as I go along. Just one question, why the new category 'Requests for attention concerning Pennsylvania German'? Thanks, again. 03:27, 3 March 2018 (UTC) Oops! Forgot to log in.Are1718 (talk) 03:28, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

@Are1718 Welcome. I added a question with the template {{attention}}, that's what made the new category appear. I wasn't entirely sure if grundsow was attestable in the language in question, but apparently it is. I will remove the template.
You may find this a useful page by the way. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:07, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

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sound postEdit

Hello, sorry to disturb you but a Dutch translation has been added at sound post. Assuming that is correct, could you add the sense to stapel, please? Thanks. Kaixinguo~enwiktionary (talk) 12:54, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, it is correct (though I didn't know that sense) and   done. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 13:02, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you :D Kaixinguo~enwiktionary (talk) 13:09, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Your BabelEdit

Hi. I'm curious about what made you disagree with that assessment. I'm often tempted to switch to en-3 on my own page, and yet I don't think my English is better than yours; so maybe I'm overestimating myself? :p Per utramque cavernam 21:20, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

It's due to a medical issue. To be honest, I don't think others' evaluations of their language skills should impact yours to any significant degree. Just use the level you think is best. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 06:44, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
I think you're both en-3. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 19:29, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

formatting helpEdit

Hey, I added the noun form of beding and tried to note the common idiom of "onder geen beding". Is there an established way to do this (formatting and template-wise)? --Azertus (talk) 09:56, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

@Azertus You could either add it as a usage example (you can use {{ux}} for this) or include it in a usage note (typically with the Dutch in italics and the translation in the double quotes under Special characters > Symbols). ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 09:59, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


Hey. Apparently you haven't annoyed anyone here yet. Wannt become an admin? --XY3999 (talk) 11:16, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

@XY3999 Thank you for the offer, but I don't intend to accept right now. I currently don't really find a need for them. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 13:05, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
It's true. I find most admins needless too. --XY3999 (talk) 10:25, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
So that's why you went on that desysopping spree. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 10:57, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Just to keep people on their toes. --XY3999 (talk) 11:21, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
The opposite works too - I was going to nominate this dude as he works reeeeeally hard, but as I know he's really wanting to get adminship I'm not gonna nom him, so he tries even harder. The result, of course, is a greater Wiktionary. --XY3999 (talk) 12:11, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
@XY3999 Spoken like a true CEO. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 12:26, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I like to enforce civility as I go about my business. --XY3999 (talk) 16:51, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Chinese vrijwilligerEdit

Hi. Is this a real thing? Per utramque cavernam 22:05, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes, apparently so. I had never heard of it, but it seems that it is a common expression in Belgian Dutch. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 10:58, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Confirming! Pretty common here. --Azertus (talk) 19:42, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Accents for Middle DutchEdit

When giving Middle Dutch forms, could you also place accents on long a, e and o? Use ^ when it had a long vowel in Old Dutch (from Proto-Germanic ē, ai and au respectively), and ¯ when it had a short vowel that was lengthened in open syllables. See WT:ADUM and w:Middle Dutch for more. —Rua (mew) 11:11, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Sure. So the accents are also applied to digraphs? ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:25, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes, because the distinction applies there too: hēeft vs êen. —Rua (mew) 12:14, 11 September 2018 (UTC)


When a verb is derived from a noun, can you do it like I did, with {{affix|nl|haven|-en|id2=denominative}}? This formation is actually descended from an Old Dutch/Proto-Germanic derivation method. —Rua (mew) 11:08, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Regarding Malay vs IndonesianEdit

I don't think the merge is going to happen soon. The vote has failed twice in 2012 and 2016. The most recent discussion can be found here: Wiktionary:Beer parlour/2018/September#Possible outcomes. Although both languages have a largely identical vocabulary, there are many intricate differences between the two languages, particularly in usage and context. On the other hand, some terms such as akuarium have the same spelling but slightly different etymologies. Note that Malay (as a dialect continuum that includes Indonesian) is to be distinguished from standard Malay (used in Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore) as the latter form is based on the standardized form used during the time of the Riau-Lingga Sultanate that does not include loanwords from Dutch or Javanese. In the case of tempé, it is unlikely for the word to have been borrowed from standard Malay (See etymology section of English tempeh). The language codes ms (Malay as a dialect continuum that includes Indonesian) should be distinguished from zsm (standard Malay) but discussion into it remains inconclusive. For now, "ms" is assumed to be the same as "zsm" and should not be confused with "id" (which has some interaction with Dutch but not so much with English). See etymology section of akuarium for example. KevinUp (talk) 15:47, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

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