User talk:Erutuon

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Anemone hupehensis[edit]

I agree with you in principle that content should refer to the species not the genus, so I completed the process on Anemone hupehensis and moved the rest of the genus material to the genus page. Unfortunately your template substitution did not work since it was being called from within the text. So I reverted it.--Michael Goodyear (talk) 00:13, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Okay, I fixed the instance of the template so that the Bibliography section had the right taxon and the link in the footnote works. Kind of clunky solution, but it is better than calling "The Plant List" a last name. — Eru·tuon 00:30, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Sequence of tenses[edit]

This article really deserves attention from a Latinist, but the Greek section could use expansion as well. The Latin especially needs to be rewritten quite badly, and I thought you might be a good person to do it. Cheers! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 07:25, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia survey[edit]


Sorry for reverting your edit, but it seems that there are differing opinion on how it should be pronounced. Maybe there is a difference in dialect, but it is how I would pronounced it. However, if you are certain that yours is the correct version in standard Mandarin, then by all means change it. Hzh (talk) 00:15, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

After listening to some people speaking, it seems that many do speak as you indicated (although there are a few variations, sometimes by the same person). I checked 4 dictionaries and it's evenly split. On balance I think I'll change it to the way you suggested. Hzh (talk) 00:41, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
@Hzh: I have no personal knowledge of the pronunciation; I was just copying the pronunciation that was given in the infobox {{Chinese}}. Actually, Wiktionary says both pronunciations are used, and the one with two second tones is perhaps the more correct one (see 琵琶), so probably both pronunciations should be listed. — Eru·tuon 01:27, 10 March 2017 (UTC)


Regarding your edit, are you sure that ⟨⟩ is the appropriate symbol? In Australia, the vowel would still be /ɪ/ because of the following velar (though I'm not sure about North America, Ireland or Norfolk). Mr KEBAB (talk) 09:43, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

@Mr KEBAB: I could be wrong; I don't have the phoneme /ɪ/ in my pronunciation at all. If Australia has the vowel because of the following velar, is there any way to determine which phoneme it's an instance of: /ə/ or /ɪ/? — Eru·tuon 18:21, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
It's a matter of phonetic realization. AFAIK, Australian /ə/ is a mid-to-open vowel, never higher, so it's either equal to STRUT or closer, but not as close as /ɪ/. That alone tells you whether you should write /ə/ or /ɪ/. In addition, in compound words, you can analyze their parts separately. But yeah, I can't think of any minimal pair for /ə–ɪ/ in unstressed positions that would be appropriate for AuE. There's it /ət/ vs. it /ɪt/, but the latter is a stressed form...
Offtopic: When it comes to the /ə–ɐ/ contrast, the former vowel reaches the openness of the latter only when word-final. As you know, /ɐ/ appears only before consonants. There's also the issue of the linking/intrusive r, which blocks the schwa-lowering, showing that it's allophonic. Mr KEBAB (talk) 18:56, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Ancient Greek's existing descendant[edit]

Hello, I see that Ancient Greek is one of your interests. But have you ever tried studying Modern Greek (like, the one spoken in Greece and many others today)? — AWESOME meeos * ([nʲɪ‿bʲɪ.spɐˈko.ɪtʲ]) 13:26, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

BTW, if one gave you a relatively narrow IPA transcription of a non-English word, would you be able to pronounce it convincingly like native speaker would? — AWESOME meeos * ([nʲɪ‿bʲɪ.spɐˈko.ɪtʲ]) 13:26, 22 April 2017 (UTC)


Regarding Talk:Somali phonology#Front and back series, I have access to Saeed 1999 who seems to answer at least some of your questions. He also has a different vowel chart. If you're interested in improving the article, write me an email. Mr KEBAB (talk) 15:57, 26 April 2017 (UTC)