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Entry definitionsEdit

We use # for definitions so they get automatically numbered, not *. User: The Ice Mage talk to meh 12:57, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Oh ok, I know. It was a typo by my carelessness -Vis M (talk) 14:44, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Adding etymologies and IPAEdit

Hello, if you do not know the etymology of a word, rather than adding the section as hidden text you can type {{rfe|ml}}. Similarly when you do not know the IPA you can type {{rfp|ml}}. User: The Ice Mage talk to meh 19:26, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

@The Ice Mage ok, thanks -Vis M (talk) 19:28, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

If you are not going to add etymologies and pronunciation to your entries, then would you mind putting up a request for them instead? Kristian642 (talk) 22:43, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Ok, will do from next time Vis M (talk) 23:33, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Are they necessary though? most native words dont have Proto-Dravidian reconstructions and even if there is its hard to find; for pronunciation isnt the romanisation enough? and there are tons of pages so it will stay empty in most pages. Why not add them when needed? AleksiB 1945 (talk) 15:38, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

Yeah, that too would have been fine. I went ahead with adding the requests anyway as it would also encourage new users to join in. I think we can track etymologies for majority of nouns. They are very interesting, even though most so far are just borrowed words from Sanskrit. Vis M (talk) 17:40, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
Also, most words in Category:Foreign word of the day archive have them. In future, pronunciations may be better handled through Wikidata Lexicographical data project: Wikidata:Wikidata:Lexicographical data/Malayalam Vis M (talk) 17:51, 26 May 2022 (UTC)


You've listed this as an adjective but the definition, "specially", is an adverb. Which is it? User: The Ice Mage talk to meh 16:11, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

adverb. Sorry, my mistake Vis M (talk) 16:14, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

ഒരു and ഇരുEdit

What is the term used for words like ഒരു and ഇരു? Ive always seen it being called as adjectives and ഒന്ന് രണ്ട് as nouns but adjective isnt an accepted term in https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Module:number_list/data/ml AleksiB 1945 (talk) 08:19, 19 June 2022 (UTC)

Yes; they are categorized as adjectives; eg: s:ml:താൾ:CiXIV31 qt.pdf/101 (Bailey) for ഇരു and https://dict.sayahna.org/stv/40833/ for ഒരു. (However, note that the word "both" is a w:Determiner).
See "WT:POS" for Wiktionary's guidelines. And, the general consensus at d:WD:Lexicographical data is to use the broadest classification for words.
"ഒരു" is also used analogous to the English w:article "a"; but Malayalam do not formally have articles.
So, I think "adjectives" would be the most apt category for the terms "ഒരു" and "ഇരു" to be put in for now. And they need not be added to Module:number list/data/ml. Thanks. Vis M (talk) 09:31, 19 June 2022 (UTC)