User talk:Dbachmann

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Re: Ivo[edit]

Replying to a response from February that I missed back then.

The thing is, the premise, that "Ivo" is merely a hypocorism of "Ivan", is moot. Most Croatian sources of similar quality that I've seen simply say it's a derivative form, not a form of endearment. Granted, it likely came to be as a hypocorism back in the day, but a fair few hundreds of years later, it's no longer so strictly associated with the other name, it's no longer necessarily interchangeable. And it's probably even less likely to be associated with the other name by readers who don't know about South Slavic word formation. Regardless of the etymology, when a name is as notable as this one, I see no real benefit in trying to move it away from its own title because it can lead to slippery slopes - cf. Beth. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 19:27, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Gaulish problems[edit]

I wondered if you could mediate regarding a problem with Future Perfect's behaviour on the Gaulish language Talk page? Thanks, Shylock-- (talk) 11:52, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

How to enter your archive?[edit]

Where is the link that leads me to the archived discussions? -- (talk) 19:22, 15 August 2014 (UTC)