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The changes for the Dutch lemma on this page had been sourced. Why did you revert them? Ok if I revert them back to the sourced version? Dutch fiksen and fixen, while being homophones and doublettes, do not have the same meaning, i.e. they are not alternative spellings. This is not uncommon in Dutch, e.g., kruid-kruit and nog-noch are other examples. Morgengave (talk) 12:25, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

We don't do inline links to other external dictionaries like that, especially on the definition lines. — surjection?〉 13:20, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
So your objection is to the links? Ok, I'll restore the content and remove the links. Morgengave (talk) 15:54, 24 August 2019 (UTC)


Is this the children's card game snap (where you call out when there are matching cards)? The snap entry says so, but there's no explanation at hermo. Equinox 18:52, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

A cursory Internet search seems to suggest so, but I'd never heard of the English nor the Finnish term before. — surjection?〉 19:30, 24 August 2019 (UTC)


While Proto-Germanic *kattuz is the general consensus and therefore applicable to the main entry, the sources had not realised at the times when their edits were published that "cat" and its analogous spellings were in fact from substrate forms of Uralic origin. It must be realised that derivative etymologies from source dictionaries for entries are only as accurate as the source etymologies themselves; but this would be obvious to you! Kind regards. Andrew H. Gray 10:59, 27 August 2019 (UTC)Andrew

What I meant is that cat coming from *kattuz makes a lot more sense than the Old English term being directly borrowed from an Afro-Asiatic language. — surjection?〉 11:40, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
Quite true. Andrew H. Gray 10:03, 28 August 2019 (UTC)Andrew talk

Rollback of translation requestEdit

I think that this was intended as a new request for a translation to Hindi. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 08:59, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

It's standard practice to undo or rollback any requests not made correctly. — surjection?〉 09:00, 28 August 2019 (UTC)


What's a basic case? --Mélange a trois (talk) 22:00, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

A case that isn't that unusual. — surjection?〉 22:01, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Now it's clear. Is it a (grammar) thing? --Mélange a trois (talk) 22:23, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
I'm afraid it doesn't refer to nominatives nor portfolios. — surjection?〉 22:25, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Arabic RootsEdit

Please don't spread wrong study about Holy Arabic language.if you don't have real knowledge then don't share it publicly.its not a real Roots of Arabic language.understan? Thanks Wakeel Ahmad znjry (talk) 11:15, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

I have no idea what you are referring to. — surjection?〉 11:17, 2 September 2019 (UTC)


Why did you revert the capitalization error that I fixed on quicksand?--Wiki Contributor 2.4 (talk) 00:45, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

It wasn't an error. German always capitalizes nouns. There may not be an entry for it now, but that's only way you could possibly spell it in German. Chuck Entz (talk) 02:51, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Reversion of edit to "vinous"Edit

I'm afraid Aabull2016 did it again: [1]. — SGconlaw (talk) 17:18, 8 September 2019 (UTC)


This has had a module error since you switched to the new template. I suspect this is supposed to have |norhymes=, but I've left it alone in case you needed to deal with some kind of bug (I'm not sure if rhymes are at all useful for a prefix, but I'll leave that to you). At any rate, I'd appreciate it you would fix this: it's depressing enough having 10 entries with intractable out-of-memory errors to stare at without adding a preventable one. Thanks! Chuck Entz (talk) 05:18, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

In this case, it was a simple bug regarding the fact that it tried to add an empty rhyme, because since it was a prefix, it extracted the last component as an empty string and then tried to find the rhyme for that. I added more checks to prevent that. — surjection?〉 06:45, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

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Where may I find templates for creating new articles? —This unsigned comment was added by ПростаРечь (talkcontribs) at 13:44, 15 September 2019 (UTC).

I'm not sure what you mean. — surjection?〉 14:36, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

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