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May 2019Edit

Foreign word of the day: rebecaEdit

I would love to have the vocal pronunciations of the foreign words of the day, just as the English words are given. Moreover, it would be even more helpful if thoseforeign words could be used in a sentence. English speakers in this country are hungry for foreign language knowledge. thank you for having a foreign language word of the day!

Unfortunately there don't seem to be a lot of Spanish-speakinig contributors of audio files. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 13:15, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

duintEdit

This Latin word (alternative to dent) is given in the irregular verb appendix, but not found frm the main page. Sorry I don't know how to fix it.

yeetEdit

The past tense of yeet is yote, not yeeted. This is demonstrated here: https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/28300/what-is-the-past-tense-of-yeet —This unsigned comment was added by Scnels (talkcontribs) at 21:50, 6 May 2019 (UTC).

You don't seem to have read that page properly. Anyway, a few Internet users theorising is not proof: we need real citations per WT:CFI. Equinox 21:56, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
There is a current fashion on the internet for inventing irregular past tenses for perfectly regular verbs. In this case, the verb has been obsolete for hundreds of years. Dbfirs 17:18, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
@Dbfirs I don't see anything particularly odd or that unusual about making strong verbs out of weak verbs, especially considering that many (historically) strong verbs have become weak over time, or are beginning to become weak in recent years, such as tread, grind, smite, and weave. The "strengthening" of weak verbs is nothing all that new either: snuck, dove, strove/striven, etc. Tharthan (talk) 16:20, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Also, dug, drug, hid/hidden, and to some extent throve/thriven (although thrived is much more the commoner) Leasnam (talk) 22:54, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Strove and striven have always been standard English. I regard the neologisms snuck and dove as joke forms and would never use them in standard English, though I agree that they are becoming more common. The usual trend is from strong to weak. Dbfirs 19:00, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
The whole idea behind the term "strong verb" is that strong verbs are those which are resistant to regularization of inflection. They're mostly the kinds of words where the inflected forms are taught to children early, so they don't get the chance to come up with their own forms using rules. There are also some that aren't used except in archaic contexts, and avoid change in that way. Strong verbs become weak by application of the default rules for the language, not arbitrarily, so it's the expected direction of change.
As for snuck and dove: those have become pretty much standard in my part of the US- this is the first time I can remember hearing that they weren't, and I'm 60 years old. Yeet is right now very much a joke word, and yote is an attempt to feign a quaint archaic quality to further the joke. I'm sure there are enough who use it seriously, but the intensity of interest in selling it to the mainstream comes from it's being a generational in-joke. It reminds me a lot of wenis, which was also a play on lexicographic themes and also pushed very hard here- though, unlike yeet, it was never much in actual use. Chuck Entz (talk) 20:12, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
@Dbfirs Regarding strove and striven "always being standard English": I wonder about that. strive was borrowed from Old French, and although it is ultimately Germanic in origin, the forms in other Germanic languages that are comparable to English strive have a mixed record in regard to being strong or weak. Generally speaking, they tend to be weak. Either way, since strive was borrowed into English from Old French, and since the Old Frankish verb was seemingly weak, we can hardly assume that the English verb's "strength" is inherited. Furthermore, strived exists as well and is plenty used. I reckon that there was a time in which strove and striven were innovations just like the strong forms of traditionally weak verbs that are successfully (in the sense that they are accepted) formed in English once in a blue moon.
Regarding dove and snuck: Well you would be very disappointed if you lived where I lived, then. Both of those forms are considered perfectly legitimate, and the only time that I have ever heard someone complain about them was when my younger sister went to high school (she went to a Catholic high school, nuns and all), and she mentioned to me that she was confused, because one of the nuns was teaching that "sneaked" was the correct past tense formation. I told her (I was plenty aware of the situation with "snuck" and "sneaked" at that time) that she needn't be worried, as snuck is perfectly legitimate (because it is). I even told her that it was a sort of modern strong verb formation (explaining what that was), and she seemed satisfied by my explanation, anyhow.
Strive seems to have been borrowed fairly early in Middle English, the earliest attestations are from the early 13c. In the Ancrene Riwle (c1200-1230), we see that it is already a strong verb (Asaeles swiftschipe, þe straf wiþ heortes of urn), so from the get-go this word was immediately placed in the Strong Class I by analogy with such words as driven ("drive") and shriven ("shrive"). There are also examples where it is a weak verb, and both strong and weak examples continue to feature throughout the Middle English period Leasnam (talk) 23:10, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
@Chuck Entz We have to keep in mind that the "weak verb" was, long long ago in a tongue far far away, an innovation in and of itself, probably for the purpose of making verb formation easier. This is why I dislike the application of the word "irregular" to strong verbs. "Irregular" makes sense for the rare word like be, but strong verbs were historically their own class of verbs in Germanic language (with subclasses in that class, of course, for specific types of strong verbs). Tharthan (talk) 22:48, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Strive comes ultimately from the Germanic strīƀan, a strong verb, though the exact route through Old French is unclear. The strong forms appear in English earlier. In view of the accepted usage in the USA, I shall consider "dove" and "snuck" to be Americanisms, rather than joke words. I hadn't realised that the strong forms have been in use in the USA and Canada since the mid-1800s. I would never use them in formal British English. I wonder how long it will be before they are accepted as correct spelling in British examinations? Dbfirs 07:18, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

gnieśćEdit

I think the Conjugation entry "gniótłeś" might be wrong - "o" rather than "ó"?

Special:ContributionsEdit

thanks for all the things you help me with

Foreign word of the day: ijsberenEdit

GREAT WORD

Erie (Language)Edit

Erie was the Iroquoian language of the Erie people, similar to Wyandot.

The names Erie and Eriez are shortened forms of Erielhonan, meaning "long tail", corresponding to the Erie being called the "Cat people" (Nation du Chat; Hodge 1910, Swanton).

At least one loanword survives from the Erie language: Chautauqua, a word of unknown translation.

TranslationEdit

  • Erielhonan (Long Tail)
  • Ronnongwetonwanca (Good Luck)
  • Kahqua (Kahkwa)
  • Gùkulëáwo (Wolf)

племянникEdit

PLEASE! Dissable forever and ever the program that shortens the languages list, leaving some of them and adding "X more"! It is so annoying having to click "X more" and browse thru the menu that opens, instead of have all of them in plain view! PLEASE!--Manfariel (talk) 13:13, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

I can't see what you are talking about. But this kind of terrible design is common in the days of mobile phones: computer users get spat on by today's designers. Equinox 18:40, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
@Manfariel: If you're talking about the feature in the "in other languages" list in the sidebar, turn it off this way: go to Special:Preferences, click the "Appearance" tab, find the "Languages" header near the bottom, and uncheck "Use a compact language list, with languages relevant to you". — Eru·tuon 18:58, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Why is the label for alcohol related words 'alcoholism'?Edit

See stale. The first definition is an (obsolete) term used about alcohol and is correctly written as {{lb|en|alcohol|obsolete}} in the markup, but the label is displayed as 'alcoholism'. I understand the intention, but that isn't right. It should be just 'alcohol'. (Sorry if this doesn't belong here, I don't know where to put it.) 183.83.158.178 18:38, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

I agree it is wrong. Sometimes somebody changes the categories wrongly, without checking properly. The same problem caused all Cambridge University entries to be marked as slang (still unresolved). Equinox 18:39, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
I fixed it so that the use of "alcohol" and "alcoholic beverages" with {{lb}} now displays "(alcoholic beverages)" and categorizes entries into "Category:Alcoholic beverages". @Equinox: can you explain the problem with Cambridge University entries? — SGconlaw (talk) 19:04, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Some are terms used at Cambridge University that are not slang, yet they all now display slang. Equinox 19:54, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Can you provide some examples? — SGconlaw (talk) 02:11, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
sizing, supervision, pensioner. Equinox 11:15, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
... but those usages are slang! Do they display as slang elsewhere for the standard meaning? Dbfirs 12:53, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
@Dbfirs: please discuss further at "Wiktionary:Grease pit/2019/June#University "slangs"". — SGconlaw (talk) 13:08, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks for the link, but I still don't see why they fail our definition of slang. Dbfirs 13:20, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

make collapsing fully work in mobile viewEdit

There are several collapsing frameworks on the wiki, all of which work in desktop view, but only one (viz. NavFrame) works in mobile view. I think it's important that we make all fully work in mobile view, even at the expense of delivering additional JS code costing bandwidth. Chinese entries routinely use collapsing templates. Please take a look at for example, in desktop and mobile views, and compare how much irrelevant information you need to skip in order to get at the definition. --Dine2016 (talk) 06:23, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

EngleEdit

this is incorrect

Could you explain what part you think is wrong. The word is obsolete in modern English. Dbfirs 07:03, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

sallyEdit

It was decent. I couldn't find the verb meaning. Please make it simpler.

The verb is under the Etymology 2 heading; it comes after the Noun Leasnam (talk) 21:03, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Or have a link directly to the verb section: sally#Verb ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 13:16, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

poniżaćEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nizъkъ with adverb po-

June 2019Edit

rubiconEdit

A limit that when exceeded, [...] cannot be reversed.

I get what is being said but strictly speaking, a limit can't be reversed like an action might be. -⁠-⁠173.129.29.199 04:23, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

True. How would you suggest it be reworded? I’ve run out of ideas. — SGconlaw (talk) 04:45, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
How about A limit the surpassing of which prompts an unavoidable result or reaction? -⁠-⁠173.129.29.199 13:36, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Or "A limit from beyond which one cannot return". —This unsigned comment was added by 2806:102e:7:adb6:cbc:5591:6750:92e8 (talk) at 14:09, 23 June 2019‎.
  Done. — SGconlaw (talk) 06:32, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Foreign word of the day: δασύστερνοςEdit

Terrific ! I love wiktionary “word of the day” I love AncientGreek Matt C

I know that that was in all likelihood just a general statement, but nevertheless I would say that I can agree with you to the extent that Ancient Greek doesn't have a past of historical th-fronting (unlike, say, Latin) that I am aware of, but Ancient Greek is not that much to write home about when compared with other older Indo-European languages. The ancient Greeks had many an accomplishment (to say the least), as did the ancient Romans, and Ancient Greek has some interesting developments of Proto-Indo-European sounds. However, the language is... eh.
I know that many would disagree with me, and that this whole statement looks quite gratuitous. Tharthan (talk) 03:55, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

abluentEdit

Very glad to use Wiktionary!Thanks a lot! People's Republic of China's Peking Normal University's Wang Kun on June 5,2019 in Tianjin,China.

burnEdit

For "burn", please add "(slang, transitive) To shoot." Thanks!

NorspañolEdit

Norspañol (also know as Norwegispañol, Norskañol, Spanwegian and/or Espanorsk) is a portmanteau of the words in Norsk and Español, which mean Norwegian and Spanish mixed together, usually in informal settings. This example of code-switching is a mixture between Norwegian and Spanish, almost always in speech, but may be used in writing occasionally.

WordsEdit

  • FAKTEALMENTE (actually)
  • SOLICAPPLIKASJON (application)
  • DRONTINUAR (Dragon)
  • HØEKS (Axe)
  • EXTRAÑISARR (Bizarre)
  • BIBLIOTIBLIOTECA (Library)
  • A PARKESTACIONAR (to Park)
  • PELÅ SLOSS (to Fight)
  • FORSIKREGURO (insurance)
  • VIKIKINGO/VIKIKINGA/VIKIKINGEN (Viking)
  • Å SPILLABAR (to Record)
  • PERRUNDO/PERRUNDA (Dog)
  • NORGORUEGO/NORGORUEGA (Norway)
  • SPESPAÑA (Spain)
  • Å UTFORSKEXPLORAR (to Tarvel)
  • JEG SNYO HABLO (I Speak)
  • JEG SNYO HABLO Norspañol (I Speak Norspañol)
  • JEG SNYO HABLO ENGINGLÉS/JEG SNYO HABLO ENGINGLESA (I Speak English)
  • JEG SNYO HABLO ESPANAÑSK/JEG SNYO HABLO ESPANAÑSKA (I Speak Spanish)
  • JEG SNYO HABLO NORUEGORSK/JEG SNYO HABLO NORUEGARSK (I Speak Norwegian)
  • GODT JUEN TRABAJO (Good Job) —This unsigned comment was added by 71.213.134.10 (talk).
Wow, that's fascinating. Where would this be spoken and why? —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:44, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Presumably by Norwegians in a Spanish class. --I learned some phrases (talk) 16:15, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Per-browser preferencesEdit

Hello, please enable a preferred language when searching entries on the mobile website https://en.m.wiktionary.org/ It is annoying when you study one language and have to scroll through all expanded sections of all languages to get to the entry of the one language. Example: I study Croatian, search the word "vrt" and have to scroll through Czech and Finnish to get my result "Serbo-Croatian" on https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vrt

I am glad that someone from the community developed the Chrome Browser Extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wiktionary-language-filte/lagbmmpeihgfankilcjbkpnmejeblkif which helps me a lot on my desktop computer. It basically scrolls directly to my preferred language entry.

Thanks! —This unsigned comment was added by Hrvatski foxy (talkcontribs) at 06:57, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

Tabbed languages, pronunciation player emptyEdit

I am only interested in a few specific languages, but since there is no way to filter out languages, I have been using "Tabbed Languages" as a second-best option. One seeming bug is that the pronunciation player is empty when I have clicked another tab of the page. To see the pronunciation player, I have to refresh the page.

To reproduce this,

  • Enable "Tabbed Languages" in the Preferences
  • Search for "cat".
  • From the default tab "English", click "Norman".
  • The pronunciation player is showing an empty gray rectangle.
  • Refresh the page to see the player.

It was reproducible on both Chrome and FireFox. Sin Jeong-hun (talk)

Confirmed, very annoying. – Jberkel 13:37, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
No doubt this is the same bug that does the same thing to audio players in collapsible sections. Chuck Entz (talk) 13:55, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
I hope this would be fixed, if possible. Sin Jeong-hun (talk) 19:54, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Dictionary FeatureEdit

Great site, but I think a useful feature would be dictionary like pages where you can see all the words of a specific language with definitions in another language. For example, my surname is Croatian and I want to see if there are any words which are similar and might be what it derives from. In such a case the search bar is like trying to find a needle in a haystack where as being able to see a Croatian dictionary page by page would be a lot easier for me to comb through. Ideally the entries would be in pure Croatian, using their alphabet but would have English definitions. I don't think it would incredibly hard to do since you already have all the words, its just a matter of formatting, sorting, and setting a translation filter for the definitions.

Gothic month namesEdit

Moved from Wiktionary:Translation requests

Analysing the edit histories of the Gothic Wikipedia pages would be easier if all month names in Gothic were found in Wiktionary, so you could understand what date e.g. "12 𐌾𐌿𐌽𐌹𐌿𐍃 2019‎" refers to? I can create the pages as soon as I have time, if someone could just post the Gothic month names in order, starting from January and ending with December.

--91.157.121.169 06:36, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

We would only do that is there were evidence that ancient Goths used those words. From Wiktionary's perspective, the language of Gothic Wikipedia isn't really Gothic, it's an artificial language designed to be as close to actual Gothic as possible. It's an interesting intellectual exercise, but not something that Wiktionary can cover. Chuck Entz (talk) 14:03, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

ZionaziEdit

zioNaZi = abbreviation of NA*tional-ZI*onism
—This unsigned comment was added by 80.123.9.2 (talk) at 13:12, 15 June 2019 (UTC).

Where did you find this? Can you cite usages? Dbfirs 13:25, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Who would even coin this term? It sounds utterly absurd, not to mention intolerant and offensive. Tharthan (talk) 18:17, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
The entry for Zionazi includes three examples of its use, but presumably those who used it were antizionists/antisemites. I think what Dbfirs questioned is the IP editor's etymology. -⁠-⁠184.248.26.43 20:43, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Talk:miscellaneousEdit

Miscallaneous means (of items or people gathered or considered together) of various types or from different sources.

User:Mulder1982Edit

Hello Mulder1982!

I found you through the list of all proto-slavic lemmas. I need this dataset for my PhD Thesis but the lemmas are listed up as links and by category. I'd need a plain txt or excel file with just all the lemmas listed up one after the other. I was wondering if you could help me with that.

Cheers from Groningen, Netherlands. Avadhal

Category:Proto-Slavic lemmasEdit

I'm in need of a list of all proto-slavic lemmas but I can't take them from this page b/c there are only links instead of the actual words. Also they are displayed on several pages instead of just one. I would be so happy if someone could help me out with this issue!

Avadhal

primo#SpanishEdit

Etym #2 has two noun sections .

Correct. In this case, both nouns technically have different etymologies, although both from the same Latin word. This is how we deal with multiple etymologies. --I learned some phrases (talk) 07:04, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

rinkani This word should be "rikani", not "rinkani".Edit

This word should be "rikani", not "rinkani".

nonceEdit

British prison slang term Acronym Not On Normal Communal Exercise. May be subject to GBH if in company of other inmates. —This unsigned comment was added by 80.234.187.34 (talk) at 07:47, 23 June 2019 (UTC).

No, that's a folk etymology. Equinox 12:51, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
There seems to be no evidence that "nonce" is an acronym. The OED Third Edition cites the Police Review from 1984 "Originally derived from ‘nancy-boy’", but suggests several other possible derivations. Dbfirs 15:52, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Later Modern EnglishEdit

Later Modern English is a New modern English after Late modern English (1800-2085) & Before Future English (3000-Beyond).

Are you editing from the future? Dbfirs 17:31, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

::I have to assume so, considering that our language (as it is) apparently will end in 2085, according to that post. I mean, I guess that it's possible that that time period will be the end of our current state of Modern English, but considering the widespread usage of the Web, I think that it would persist beyond that time period. But who knows? Tharthan (talk) 17:52, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

GreetingsEdit

  • Wesaþ Goeiello'日は (Wes Goeiello' nichiwa) "Modern English = Hello, Old English = Wesaþ hāl, Spanish = Hola, Latin = Heus, And Russian = Привет! (Privét!)"
  • lufie hou van だよ (lufie hou van dayo) "Modern English = I love you"

Word of the day: lourEdit

On the Android app, the spyglass icon (to right of search box) is half obscured by the overlapping search box being too wide. His makes it very hard to successfully click the button.

I have Android 7.0 on a Moto G4 phone.

I am user simonjon on Wikipedia if you want to email me and for me to send you a screenshot.

Thanks for looking into this.

Simonjon (talk) 06:59, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Word of the day: onagerEdit

In the first definition, Equus hemionus onager needs to be italicized. —184.248.102.126 00:16, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

On my computer it is italicized, and no one has edited the formatting at all recently. Chuck Entz (talk) 03:26, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
I meant not in the actual entry but in the WotD box on the front page. It's italicized now in the WotD archive. —173.129.173.29 02:05, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

dehumanizationEdit

Persian equivalent suggestion: نامردم‌انگاری

July 2019Edit

User talk:UltimateriaEdit

Hi, this is a lovely and brilliant user from Wiktionary, I created an account just so that I could edit and contribute to the universal language of communication, and a lot of the admin here on Wiktionary are blatantly rude to you basically just for editing, and they’ve kept on saying that I add “broken links” when the links that have been put reflect information on the word that had been edited, with the first account, the admin threatened to block me just for adding links and creating entries, and I’ve had to create four more accounts and the admin keep on telling en that they’re gonna keep on blocking me just for editing, the admin need to have to respect for all the editors who contribute in editing Wiktionary. —This unsigned comment was added by He729 (talkcontribs).

This is a reference work. You can't just guess- you have to know what you're doing. The fact that you feel you're entitled to add information on subjects you know absolutely nothing about and then get indignant when people tell you to stop because you're making too many mistakes is more than enough reason for a short term block. Creating multiple new accounts to evade a block is a much more serious violation of the rules, and may result in a long-term or even permanent block. When you're blocked, that means you have to stop all editing anywhere on Wiktionary with any account or even not logged into an account. If you make any more edits before your block expires, I will find out about it and I will block any account you try to set up. Yes, you have a right to edit here- but not to add garbage. You also have to cooperate with the other editors and follow the rules. If you don't, you won't be allowed to edit here. Period. Chuck Entz (talk) 09:09, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
I think He729 is actually Ultimateria giving themself an ego boost. I expect at least one to deny it. --I learned some phrases (talk) 21:19, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
How dare you! ...Wait, let me log into my other account, it makes more sense that way. Ultimateria (talk) 22:51, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
@Chuck Entz People have a right to edit Wiktionary? It has always been my assumption that editing a website such as this is a privilege, not a right, Mr. Entz. Am I wrong on that? I'm not sure how someone could have a right to edit a website such as this. You seem to be being quite generous to He729! Tharthan (talk) 23:13, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
I'm only editing here as part of my community service. --I learned some phrases (talk) 10:46, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

raubtierEdit

The correct spelling of this noun is 'Raubtier', with a capital R. For some reason, the page with that spelling redirects to this page, in which the word is misspelled. There does not seem to be any way for me to change this. —This unsigned comment was added by 217.39.52.140 (talk) at 20:42, 3 July 2019 (UTC).

No way. You're assuming all languages have got the same rules as English. German nouns are capitalised, period. --I learned some phrases (talk) 21:21, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
@I learned some phrases I think that you misread what they wrote. They said that the lowercase spelling is the erroneous spelling, not the capitalised one. Tharthan (talk) 23:08, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I know. I fixed it though, so am a hero --I learned some phrases (talk) 23:56, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
A winner is you! Tharthan (talk) 01:18, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Foreign word of the day: γύροςEdit

1. In the FWotD box on the front page, the word is shown romanized, not in Greek.
2. If a Greek word was chosen as FWotD because national elections are being held today in Greece, it's not noted in the box.
184.248.251.195 04:40, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

  1.   Fixed. A simple typo. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Chuck Entz (talk) 05:16, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

euhedralEdit

It would be helpful to have a phonetic for this word, or even better an audio clip

I've added IPA. Can anyone do an audio clip? Dbfirs 17:21, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

burnEdit

(slang) To shoot someone with a firearm.

Category:English terms derived from Ancient GreekEdit

If there was some tool to export a category to a TXT of words or some XML file, that'd be cool.

tractoEdit

German 'tragen' is listed under descendants. This is incorrect. It is not derived from this Latin verb. German 'betrachten' however does contain the modern form of the borrowed Latin verb albeit with prefix 'be-'

gastronautEdit

The current definition is only half true. Gastro relates to food, but you have ignored the naut bit. Naut as in astronaut or nautical means to travel. So gastronaut means a traveller in search of good food. This can mean physical travel or simply seeking world recipes from books and the cooking and eating them. —This unsigned comment was added by 212.219.229.3 (talk) at 19:32, 15 July 2019‎.

The "naut bit" is just there to remind people of "astronaut", not to determine the meaning. The components of a word or other etymological details don't determine its meaning- no astronaut has ever traveled to a star, for instance. Chuck Entz (talk) 13:16, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Inserting a definition that is a different part of speech from those already listed.Edit

I have tried many times to assert and explain a different part of speech for a given word, most often past participles (verbs) that also function as adjectives, such as "murdered", since one can easily find examples of "the murdered victim", etc. When I have tried this change, I have unwittingly erased the original definition, rather than adding to it. Is there not a way to do so correctly that an 83-year-old former professor can understand and copy? —This unsigned comment was added by Scottmacstravic (talkcontribs).

  • You added the definition using a "2" - you should have used a "#" - I've done it for you on saved SemperBlotto (talk) 15:42, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Word of the day: aventurineEdit

This is a good word of the day. It is a word that I didn’t know and has some complexity.

User:EquinoxEdit

Please note that just beneath your Equinox note that I have never been blocked was a published note from last December reporting that I was being blocked. I have still never received a simple instruction on how to suggest adding a new part of speech to existing entries without replacing one that is already there, when my entry is a new/different part of speech, typically an addition where only verbs are posted as definitions so far. I would love to find out, as I am apparently to uninformed to figure it out for myself. I have literally hundreds of such additions in my notes.

Scott MacStravic —This unsigned comment was added by Scottmacstra (talkcontribs).

@Scottmacstra: It seems like you're having some difficulties editing. User:Equinox is a very helpful admin here. I recommend posting this to his talk page. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:56, 22 July 2019 (UTC)