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Category:Rawlinsonian Professors of Anglo-Saxon[edit]

Category:Rawlinsonian Professors of Anglo-Saxon, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. BencherliteTalk 10:46, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for James Halman[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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idiomatic translation
Thank you for your interest in "my" topics, feel for history, help with idiomatic language ("Demonstrating that the Female Gender has no less Skill for Studying / than the Male"), and for making "brotherly devotion" a heading on my talk! - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian!

In sisterly devotion, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:45, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were the 28th (or so) recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:04, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks again, Gerda. Mein Name ist Hase und ich weiss von nichts. Moonraker (talk) 17:43, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
May I correct? "Weiß", even after the latest orthography "reform", --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:01, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Ah, but in England we are a long way behind the continent. I am afraid I still write as I was taught! Moonraker (talk) 18:05, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 28c of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:12, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

How time flies by, and what strange names people give themselves! Moonraker (talk) 01:19, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
I'd like some idiomatic translation of 1900 dedications, in Three chorale fantasias, Op. 52, please, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:15, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Excellent! Thank you! - I dared to add an extra sweet challenge to No. 1, hoping for you ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:27, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
How is "Hochfürstl. Anhalt-Cöthenischen Capell-Meister, auch Directore Chori musici Lipsiensis", in BWV 194? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:17, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, brilliant, just "Hochfürstl." missing ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:32, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
Gerda, I turned it around slightly, as it's awkward in English, so "Hochfürstl." came out as "to the Prince of". I think "Prince" is the best we can do in English. Moonraker (talk) 21:50, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
ps: once I'm here, todays line is "Der Mensch lebt und bestehet nur eine kleine Zeit", - I struggle most with "Mensch" and "bestehet", --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:35, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
Kein Problem, I'll look at it a bit later. If we return to the language of the King James Bible, "Man liveth and endureth but a short time." Moonraker (talk) 21:50, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Next: Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn, can we give readers an idea what Hundert ahnmutig- und sonderbar geistlicher Arien means. (If not the whole poem.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:44, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

I've done the title, not an easy one. When I was young, I was good at translating German verse, but in most lines something must be given up. As Robert Frost said, "Poetry is what gets lost in translation"! Moonraker (talk) 02:35, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Five years now! - I tried to translate what a source made of Luther. Would you have time to check, or better find the original and translate that? Es woll uns Gott genädig sein, and what about the incipit? "Es wolt" in the pictured early print, "Deus misereatur". Good any time. Will sing Miserere nobis today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:36, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Ah, Gerda, you're back to the Missodia. I just read your article, and it seems fine to me, except that for an English title the one I most like is A. T. Russell's "May God unto us gracious be", it has the right flavour. The line "May God be gracious to us" is sadly unpoetic. Is there something in particular you'd like me to translate? Moonraker (talk) 09:13, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Will take that first line on board, thank you! Is gracious closer to misereatur than merciful, and what's the difference? (German "graziös" is something completely different ;) ) - Sorry I wasn't precise, I meant the quoted block by Luther. - Singing was great! Even listeners said so. - What do you think about "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan"? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:32, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Perhaps Es woll' ?

Nothing changed[edit]

Gerechtigkeitsspirale, - please look at the translation ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:33, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Calabrian Greek[edit]

Source?[1]kwami (talk) 20:13, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Have added it. It is not a terribly good one. Moonraker (talk) 20:47, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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United States v. Washingon DYK[edit]

I've put up two more hooks. GregJackP Boomer! 08:01, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

HMS Drake's captain[edit]

Can you add a source for Smith being in command of Drake and for the value of the bullion?--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 13:01, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

No trouble, Sturmvogel 66, have done that. In checking the best source, what it actually says is £8,000,000, which is much the same amount, I have corrected the article and put a quotation from the source into the citation. Were you thinking of nominating Aubrey Clare Hugh Smith for DYK? You are very welcome. NB, the image of Drake is public domain. Moonraker (talk) 17:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I copied over the citations and text from the Smith article to Drake, but the bit there about the subsequent ships being from Vladivostok still needs to be cited. Can you take care of that since you added it?
Sturmvogel 66, I can't help with that, I didn't add it. Moonraker (talk) 11:16, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
I hadn't planned on doing so, since it's not an article that I worked on, but I can certainly walk you through the process if you'd like.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 18:17, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Oh, and where are you getting your copies of the Navy List? I've only found one, from 1908 I think, on line.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 18:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
You should not expect to know all my secrets. Moonraker (talk) 11:20, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Philippa Roe[edit]

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Moving Burma to Myanmar - new 2015 poll[edit]

You participated in a Burma RM in the past so I'm informing you of another RM. I hope I didn't miss anyone. New move attempt of Burma>Myanmar Fyunck(click) (talk) 09:51, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Aubrey Clare Hugh Smith[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 16:21, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Talavera Vernon Anson[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Charles Orlando Bridgeman[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Robin Fox (theatrical agent)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 19:09, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Template:Coins of England[edit]

Would coverage of the older celtic coinage be appropriate for this template?©Geni (talk) 17:56, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

I've created Template:Celtic coins of Britain. Could you cast your eye over it (yes all the links should be red)?.©Geni (talk) 09:46, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Peter Padfield[edit]

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DYK for RMS Strathmore[edit]

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DYK nomination of James St Vincent Saumarez, 4th Baron de Saumarez[edit]

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A reply is on the nomination page. Moonraker (talk) 01:56, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for James St Vincent Saumarez, 4th Baron de Saumarez[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:01, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

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200 DYK Medal[edit]

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Congratulations for reaching the next plateau – 200 new articles! You have such an impressive range of interests that Wikipedia has definitely benefited from your contribution. Keep 'em coming! Yoninah (talk) 15:25, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Yoninah, many thanks! Moonraker (talk) 09:12, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
Well deserved! I remember when you gave me mine ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:28, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
Ah, yes, that was in our salad days. ;) Moonraker (talk) 11:01, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

The West Country Challenge[edit]

Hi, Are you going to join in at: Wikipedia:WikiProject England/The West Country Challenge. I'd particularly appreciate your help with getting the right things included in the core articles & missing articles lists at this stage as we are still preparing for the contest.— Rod talk 20:41, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi Rod. I'm sorry, but I'm busy in real life for the next six weeks, so I don't see myself finding much time for this. I could manage the odd hour if you could point me to some particular area that you think I could help with? Moonraker (talk) 22:01, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi. Wikipedia:WikiProject England/The West Country Challenge will be run from August 8-28 now. A chance to win £250 as well! If contests aren't your thing we welcome independent contributors too. Anything you can contribute, even just an article or two is fine. If interested sign up at participants. Cheers!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:53, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For Harry S. Pepper, a great new starter article. Great work! CassiantoTalk 07:24, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
Many thanks, Cassianto! Moonraker (talk) 15:29, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Ship COs[edit]

Rather than break out the notable commanders, could you please integrate them into the text wherever convenient? Thanks in advance.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 22:33, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion, Sturmvogel 66. I do agree that's better than a list, but in some cases a list might also be worth creating, at least for the more important ships? Moonraker (talk) 04:08, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
I think a list of anything at the bottom of the article looks horrible. See USS Saratoga (CV-3) for an article where the captains are integrated into the main body. It may be a little bit more work, but it's not hard, and works better if the captains need to be cited as doing something significant.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 15:55, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Charles Douglas Carpendale has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

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Hi, Moonraker. Would you have a ref for CDC becoming a Rear Admiral, please? Apart from the obit? A DYK reviewer is asking for one. Thanks. --PFHLai (talk) 02:41, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Mary Bathurst Deane has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

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DYK nomination of Dafo Temple, Zhangye[edit]

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DYK for Charles Douglas Carpendale[edit]

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DYK for Mary Bathurst Deane[edit]

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DYK for Christopher Codrington (died 1698)[edit]

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Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Coronet help[edit]

We need neutral help here --SergeWoodzing (talk) 17:00, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Dafo Temple, Zhangye[edit]

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Nomination of Independent Liberal Party (UK, 1918) for deletion[edit]

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Thanks for dropping me a note about that, Psychonaut, I thought we had a fun discussion and the outcome was fine, at least for now. I do think my way forward is the path of sweetness and light. There was a real doggedness on the part of one or two who won't accept that until the 1930s the Liberal Party was more of a widely shared dream than an organization with a cheque book. Moonraker (talk) 08:27, 3 February 2017 (UTC)


DYK for Amaryllis Garnett[edit]

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I'm a dreamer[edit]

001 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.215.242.150 (talk) 20:56, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

007, Anon. in Baltimore, Maryland! Moonraker (talk) 23:45, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

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Mia Borders[edit]

You do not need to add that a musician tours. That's like saying "John Smith is a baseball player. Every week he goes on a pitch and hits a ball". GiantSnowman 17:39, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Indeed, GiantSnowman. Or that a snowman is here today and gone tomorrow? I once had a tutor who said to me "I have heard far too many essays which begin "Goethe was born..." Moonraker (talk) 23:53, 2 May 2017 (UTC)