User talk:Indrek

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HP ProBook[edit]

Hi Indrek! Thanks for your contributions to the HP Elitebook/ProBook pages. I couldn't find any source that listed the HP ProBook S series as the essential series; the press release I referenced calls it the standard series.

The Moomins and the Great Flood[edit]

Hello Indrek, I'd like to comment on this edit of yours from a few years ago: 15:34, 25 March 2014‎ Indrek (talk | contribs)‎ . . (4,809 bytes) (0)‎ . . (Reverted good faith edits by (talk): "prelude" is more of a music term, for books and such "prequel" is correct. (TW)) By no means do I wish to insult in correcting you, so I hope you don't take this that way. Considering "" tried correcting the mistake and you changed it back, I figured it would be best to message you directly instead of just editing it again myself. The definition of "prequel" from Merriam-Webster: "a work (such as a novel or a play) whose story precedes that of an earlier work."[1] In this case, the word "prequel" does not work to describe the book in relation to her other books because this one came first. I see that English is not your native language, so it's completely an understandable mistake. Many native English speakers seem to mess this word up as well. In the case of the edit, "prelude" is the correct term. Yes, there is a second definition pertaining to a piece of music, but the original definition (again from Merriam-Webster) is "an introductory performance, action, or event preceding and preparing for the principal or a more important matter."[2] Now, that definition may seem at first to not quite fit this particular situation, but this example sentence they provide makes it more clear: "an eruption of sectarian violence that proved to be the prelude to all-out civil war." So, swapping "prequel" for "prelude" in the sentence on the page, we have: "It was the first book to star the Moomins, but is often seen as a prelude to the main Moomin books, as most of the main characters are introduced in the next book." Thanks for sticking with me, and may you have a pleasant day. Johnsamerson (talk) 14:22, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Fair enough, I guess I didn't realise at the time that "prequel" by definition cannot be the first work in a series. I still don't think "prelude" is the best choice, but I can't think of anything better either.
Regards, Indrek (talk) 14:47, 7 May 2017 (UTC)