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Source for File:Reims.jpg[edit]

Hallo Lesgles, could you please clarify the source of commons:File:Reims.jpg? Are you the photographer? Then please add {{self-photographed}}. Otherwise please mention how the photographer has release this image under the free licenses. Thanks! Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 02:50, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder; I had forgotten I uploaded that picture. Lesgles (talk) 21:05, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Question on it-wiki[edit]

A moins que vous ne l'avez encore fait, lisez svp le message que je vous ai laissé sur it-wiki. --Yardsspeak (talk) 16:59, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I will respond there. Lesgles (talk) 21:05, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

"Most wanted articles" for Crimean Tatar Wikipedia[edit]

No problem! I thought that I had not done the unicode formatting correctly and wasn't sure if it was readable. Then I had to work on something else and was going to come back later. But good to know that is working for you! Let me know if you need anything else and I'll see what I can do. Stu (aeiou)I`m Researching Wikipedia 00:09, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Osmanlıca'da cümle[edit]

Merhaba! Bu cümleyi Osmanlı alfabesi ile yazmak istiyorum, ama alfabeyi çok iyi bilmiyoruz: "Bu zat-ı muhteremlerin Osmanlıca'ya vâkıf olma yolunda istidâdları vardır" (en:Category:User ota-1). İşte girişimim: "بو زات محترمارن عثمانلوجهيه وقف ولمه يولمونده استعدادلمرى واردر" Hataları var mı? Lesgles (mesaj) 16:43, 30 Nisan 2012 (UTC)

  • doğru imlâlı cümle "بو ذات محترملرڭ عثمانلوجه يه واقف اولمه يولنده استعدادلرى واردر"
  • zât "kişi; kendi" ذات (doğru) زات (yanlış)
  • muhteremlerin محترملرڭ (doğru) محترمارن (yanlış)
  • Osmanlıcaya عثمانلوجه يه (doğru) عثمانلوجهيه (yanlış)
  • vâkıf واقف (doğru) وقف (yanlış)
  • olma اولمه (doğru) ولمه (yanlış)
  • yolunda يولنده (doğru) يولمونده (yanlış)
  • istidâdları استعدادلرى (doğru) استعدادلمرى (yanlış)

--Kmoksy (talk) 13:35, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for leaving a message here. I had forgotten about that question. Lesgles (talk) 15:59, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Non-free rationale for File:YRC1958 02.jpg[edit]

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Insha'Allah[edit]

You have made substantial contributions to the above article in the past, and I would welcome your input on the substantive changes in it by an IP recently. John Carter (talk) 18:59, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

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Hurricane-proof building[edit]

That article says "Tornadoes, cyclones, and other storms with strong winds damage or destroy many buildings. However, with proper design and construction, the damage to buildings by these forces can be greatly reduced."

The third pig in this story utilized proper design and construction and so greatly reduced the damage inflicted by the puffing of the wolf (which totally obliterates crappier houses, comparably to hurricane force winds).

Much like the statement that the story features anthropomorphic animals, the hurricane-proof building claim is covered by the story itself, a primary source. "The wolf huffed, and he puffed, but try as he might, he could not blow the house down!" Not "chose not to". Not "could have if he tried harder". He simply could not. In some versions, he huffs and puffs, then huffs and puffs again. This is presumably twice as windy as the wind which easily decimated the wooden house (and thus likely met the criteria for a Category 5 storm). Still, the brick house stood.

Given this information from the primary source, a typical reasonably educated reader should find it apparent that this is indeed a hurricane-proof building. For the same reason we don't need a secondary source to say the animals are anthropomorphic (and that the sky is blue), I reckon we don't need a source for this straightforward description.

The hurricane-proofness(?) of the house is a defining characteristic of the story (if it blew in, there'd be no point), so it belongs in the lead. If there was a more precise term to use, such as Hurricane-strength wolf breath-resistant building, I'd be all for it. But we must work with what we have, and what we have suffices, I think. InedibleHulk (talk) 03:11, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Hi, InedibleHulk. To me, to include the words "hurricane-proof building" implies that the story makes some reference to hurricanes, or that it was based on a popular fear of houses being torn down by hurricanes. A wolf is not a hurricane, and I don't remember any version where his breath is even compared to a hurricane. And while the story may reflect popular fears about hurricanes, I would like a source that states that.
The article currently says house number two was made of sticks, not necessarily high-quality lumber, so it's reasonable to say that it could be blown down by a wolf with typical, but not extraordinary, fairy-tale powers. At any rate, it is not up to us to extrapolate the details about the strength of his breath in what is really a simple story; I see "hurricane-proof building" not as "sky is blue", but as OR.
I would like to change it to something that more accurately and simply reflects the story. For instance, Three Little Pigs is a fairy tale featuring anthropomorphic pigs who are menaced by a wolf until they finally build a house strong enough to withstand the wolf's breath." That's probably not ideal, but there are many ways to summarize the story in one sentence, without having to refer to hurricanes, which to my mind brings up images of pigs talking to FEMA officials and putting tape on their windows. Lesgles (talk) 03:39, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
It doesn't explicitly say the puff is hurricane-strength and I know of no hurricane inspiration, but it is readily apparent we're not dealing with average wolf breath here. Remember, the Wikilinked article makes clear the term also applies to tornado and other strong wind-resistant buildings. No, the stick house isn't prime lumber, and yes, it was assembled by an animal with hooves for thumbs. But it stays standing for a while, withstanding regular winds, a wolf knocking on the door and (in some illustrations) a "Home, Sweet Home" wall hanging on a nail that was likely hammered there. But then BLAMMO! Debris everywhere in one fell blow. I've never been puffed by a wolf, but I've been panted on by a dog. It barely registers. This wolf is a Category 2 here, at least. Granted, I may be moving into OR territory now, but there's a fine line between what is obvious and what takes some reasoning. Where it's drawn is not always clear.
I'm not totally against you altering the lead (especially if your version's better), but I'll look for a reliable source, anyway. It might exist. InedibleHulk (talk) 04:51, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
This doesn't exactly back my point, but it's vaguely supportive of a connection. InedibleHulk (talk) 05:02, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
I see someone else removed it. While it's fun to think about the exact strength of the wolf's breath, I just don't think mentioning hurricanes is necessary in the article. I do agree about the fine line with OR, though. I added a sentence to the intro summarizing the story; see what you think. I'm afraid I did add another [citation needed] tag; it's reasonable to assume the story is old, but I'd at least like to know what the 1840s source is. Lesgles (talk) 23:17, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
I liked your version. I was about to change "first and second pigs " to "first two pigs", but someone else deleted it all right as I hit Edit. The fact tag is cool. I actually mentioned this was dubious to another editor on my talk page earlier today. I didn't add it. InedibleHulk (talk) 23:41, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

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Funny anecdote[edit]

Given your answer re the pronunciation of the Polish name at the ref desk, and not having any idea how the subject herself pronounces it, I once had a client whose name appeared on my monitor when she called in about her account as Kadlaczek. I asked, without her introducing herself, "How can I help you, Mrs. kadLAcheck. She got indignant, said "everyone knows it's pronounced "Cadillac", and insisted on speaking to my manager.... μηδείς (talk) 04:04, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Ha yes, it's funny how people can be so insistent about such things. Lesgles (talk) 16:52, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

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Fowler and "judgment/judgement"[edit]

I was surprised at your remark that HWF preferred "judgement" to "judgment", but I have the original, and the Gowers and Burchfield revisions on my shelves, and having blown the dust off them I see that you are quite right. Bravo! Tim riley (talk) 21:09, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Cite error: The named reference ref name="reifeight" was invoked but never defined >>> see https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Censorship_in_the_Russian_Empire&diff=prev&oldid=551537204[edit]

Please add ref thanks --Frze > talk 15:29, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I added it. I'm still working on formatting them, but now at least they're all there. Lesgles (talk) 15:37, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

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Irish phonology[edit]

Hello Lesgles,
I've just reviewed the translation of this article you made nearly three years ago for the French Wikipedia as fr:Phonologie de l'irlandais. It was really good! I just changed a bit of the wording by places to make it sound more in line with the usual practice of French linguistic literature. One point bothers me somewhat however: the translation of the pair caol / leathan in Irish or slender / broad in English by fin / large in French. No problem with "large", but perhaps I would rather have imagined "mince" for slender, or even "étroit" as the expected antonym of "large". Is this a terminology you came by yourself or did you pick it from some French source? I'll check anyway, but if you remember it may save me some time searching Face-wink.svg Thanks again for this great contribution. Aucassin (talk) 20:41, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Aucassin, thanks for your many useful edits! I'd almost forgotten about the translation, and it was certainly in need of some revision. As for the translation of slender and broad, I remember looking for a French source but not finding one, so I think I just guessed. Feel free to change to whatever seems most logical to you, or if you can find a source, that will be even better. :) Lesgles (talk) 22:00, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I once read a Parlons gaélique (about Irish Gaelic) by Patrick Le Besco, edited by L'Harmattan in the collection Parlons.... This collection on (mostly) rare languages is of very variable quality, but this book and especially its phonetic section were good enough as far as I can remember. It is referenced by GoogleBooks but unfortunately without a preview, so it'll have to wait for my next visit to a library. Aucassin (talk) 23:30, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
That sounds great; I look forward to seeing whatever information you can pull from it. Lesgles (talk) 20:13, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Ah, I found a preview on Amazon.fr. Le Besco seems to mostly use palatalisé and non-palatalisé, but he translates "caol le caol, leathan le leathan" as "étroit et étroit, étendu et étendu". Lesgles (talk) 21:08, 20 August 2015 (UTC)