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Information icon Hello, I'm Chesnaught555. I wanted to let you know that I reverted one of your recent contributions —the one you made with this edit to Tacurong— because it didn’t appear constructive to me. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. Ches (talk) (contribs) 10:08, 5 April 2016 (UTC)


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Per your request, I am resuming the conversation we are having here. I like your description of Akihiro. --Ches (talk) (contribs) 11:39, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Chesnaught555 - OK then. Akihiro Kulas Silang-Tatsumaki, or simply Aki Tatsumaki is the Gray Ninja and Elemental Master of Wind. He is born on March 20, 1997 to a Filipina mother named Elina Silang and a Japanese general named Akihito Tatsumaki. His Filipino ethnicity is mainly Ilocano (from Agoo, La Union), with Pangasinense roots from the town of Mangaldan and Dagupan City in Pangasinan and Kapampangan roots from Mabalacat City and the town of Magalang in Pampanga, as well as Visayan roots from Bago City and Guihulngan City (Negrense) and Davao City (Davaoeño). He was once an assassin but when he joined the Ninja, his violent image slowly toned down, but his dark, vengeful and psychotic personality never diminished.
Interesting indeed. --Ches (talk) (contribs) 13:14, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
Salamat! (Thank you!) Chesnaught555, plus I have lots of OCs too, and one of them is Singer (name: Iano Romano), who is an X-Men member. Talk only if you have enough energy.-- Aki (contributions) April 06 2016, 09:26 P.M. (PST)
No problem - you appear to have a great imagination. :-) --Ches (talk) (contribs) 13:30, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
Aww, why thank you Chesnaught555.-- Aki (contributions) April 06 2016, 09:332 P.M. (PST)
No problem! --Ches (talk) (contribs) 14:13, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
OK! I appreciate that Chesnaught555. BTW (By The Way), What is your nationality, and where do you live? I'm Filipino (see my userpage). -- April 06 2016, 10:41 P.M. (PST)
I am British, and I live in the UK. --Ches (talk) (contribs) 18:09, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
OK. I like British people. ;-) --Aki (contributions) April 07, 2016, 10:25 A.M. (PST)
I saw your user page with a sign that read "Semi-Retired". Why? I'm still an active user & I'm never gonna retire at this website ever! --Aki (contributions) April 07, 2016, 10:28 A.M. (PST)
I'm currently incredibly busy. I am revising for several exams (my GCSEs), and as a result I'm cutting down significantly on the amount of time I spend here. I was initially planning to go "cold turkey", but then decided to do what I can in my spare time. --Ches (talk) (contribs) 18:35, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Ok, I'm the same. I have reviewed this day and now I am preparing for my ALS exam on next Saturday (April 16). But after that, I can do whatever I want. Thanks for notifying me! ;-) --Aki (contributions) April 09, 2016, 04:14 P.M. (PST)
Indeed - I should resume my normal activity levels by mid-June or July myself. --Ches (talk) (contribs) 13:22, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
I understand. Go back to what you should do and don't reply back until Mid-June or July as a friendly advice. Fino a quando il prossimo Luglio! (Until next July!) ;-) --Aki (contributions) April 09, 2016, 10:28 P.M. (PST)

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I want to have a secure user page and I detest declinations for this request. I don't want others intruding my user page, so I made this request.

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I patrolled your page. I went through the enormously-backlogged list of newly-created pages and confirmed that your page was okay: not spam, not an attack page, not a copyright violation, not any of the other reasons for which I would delete someone's page without asking. Then I clicked "patrolled" to remove it from the list of "pages that have not yet been patrolled", and moved on to the next entry. That's all. DS (talk) 15:13, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

DragonflySixtyseven - OK, Thanks for sending me a message for letting me know. --Aki (contributions) April 25 2016, 11:18 P.M. (PST)

Negrense as ethnic group?[edit]

Hi! I myself is a Negrense, but based on the facts that were gathered around in the Negrense page, it is clearly stated that Negrense is not an official ethnic group. The original inhabitants are the Atis and Buglas Bukidnon which nowadays are being referred as the minority indigenous people of the island. The Hiligaynons and Cebuanos intermigrated to Negros island over the years which are now the majority residents. Collectively, the Hiligaynons and Cebuanos that comprises the entire Negros island are known to be "Negrenses"; therefore Negrense is just a demonym of residents of Negros island. No offense, but if you would insist that Negrense should be added on the template, then we could include the Manileños, Cotabateños, Cagayanons, Albayanon, Caviteño, etc. in the template as well. Thank you and have a pleasant day. Cheers! – Mclovin'tosh (talk) 05:50, 27 April 2016.

Mclovin'tosh - OK, I understand what you mean. I'm also a Negrense, but today, I'm living in Balanga City, Bataan, which is a province filled with the ethnic groups of Tagalogs, Kapampangans and Aetas. So, if I insert/add Negrense in the Ethnic Groups of the Philippines template, does that mean that Bataeños (people of Bataan) should also be regarded as a separate ethnic group from the Tagalogs, Kapampangans and Aetas? I always wished that Negrenses are a separate and official ethnic group with a distinct identity from their Ilonggo and Cebuano neighbours/antecedents. You are free to answer my comment! Also, where do you live? I always wanted to meet fellow Negrense Wikipedians ;-) . Maayong Adlaw Sa Imo! --Aki (contributions) April 27 2016, 02:32 P.M. (PST)
@Nin-5H: Maayong adlaw! Hi I just can't help but notice your discussion. I also agree with Mclovin'tosh, Negrense is not an ethnic group. Negrense is what you call the "collective name" of Cebuanos and Hiligaynons living in Negros island. I hope this clarifies everything. Same goes with Bataeños, there is no such thing as Bataeño ethnic group. Bataeños could be Tagalogs, Kapampangans or Aetas as what you said. Bataeños is the demonym of people from Bataan regardless of ethnicity. PDPNIR (talk) 17:21, 29 April 2016.
@Nin-5H: sorry for the late response. by the way, thank you PDPNIR for the further clarifications you've made. I guess you already answer all Mr. Aki's questions... and to answer your other question Mr. Aki, I'm from Cadiz City, Neg. Occ. working in Bacolod City and I'm with Cebuano descent. I speak fluent Cebuano and Hiligaynon. Thank you. – Mclovin'tosh (talk) 16:47, 03 May 2016.

Mclovin'tosh - I'm born in Bacolod City and I speak Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) and English, plus level-02 Italian and level-00 Korean, but now, I live in Central Luzon Region's Balanga City, which I can't really stand at all, because of bad cost of living, and since I am a Bacolodnon urbanite who wishes to live in bigger, highly urbanized cities and not in smaller cities. BTW, I wish I could go to your hometown Cadiz City, cuz I think it's beautiful in there since Negros Island Region is really a wonderful region that I am proud to call it my one and only home. Salamat sa tanan! (Italian: Grazie per tutti!; English: Thanks for everything!). Surprise Me! --Aki (contributions) May 04 2016, 01:29 P.M. (PST)

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Spacecowboy420 - OK, Ka-inchindi ko (OK, I understand that). --Aki: May 03 2016, 05:07 P.M. (PST)

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P 1 9 9 - Thank you for noticing my edits regarding to the 2015 census of my country. I will edit some more pages of any province, region and city/town, and change its outdated population census into the current 2015 census. I'd be happy to help! ;-) --Aki (contributions), June 02 2016, 10:49 P.M. (PST)
Thanks. Try to update Wikidata as well. If you need help with that, let me know. Regards, -- P 1 9 9   14:58, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

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RioHondo - Ciao! Thank you for noticing my edits, I appreciate that. I hope someday that this article will gain a "best article" tag regarding Philippine regions. Surprise Me! --Aki (contributions) July 09 2016, 11:22 P.M. (PST)

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Fuzhou(nese)[edit]

Hi, Nin-5H. I have reverted your move, because I don't believe that "Fuzhounese" is a common name for the dialect in English. If you think Fuzhou dialect should be renamed as "Fuzhounese", you could open a requested move discussion per the instructions at WP:RM#CM. Kanguole 15:22, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Kanguole: OK. I understand. I just wanted to "remove" the word "dialect" from it and use the term "Fuzhounese" instead, because of the "ese" suffix found in other Chinese languages, like Cantonese, Shanghainese, Taiwanese and others. Aki (contributions). February 06, 2017. 23:26 (PST).
Those three are quite common in English, but one can't always translate -huà as "-nese". Kanguole 15:39, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

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@Diannaa: That may have been an accident, because I moved Fuzhounese back to Fuzhou dialect at the same time as Nin-5H was editing it. Kanguole 23:59, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
Kanguole & Diannaa: OK, I get it that it's just an accident and no, I will not do the copy-then-paste move edits in the future. You may reply back, thanks. Aki (contributions). February 08, 2017. 20:42 (PST).

As a further example of the hazards of translating -huà as "-nese", Suzhou dialect is the normal English name for that variety in English. (I would say that for Wenzhou as well, but it seems the article has been at Wenzhounese for a while.) Also, "dialect group" is the common usage in English-language literature on Chinese dialectology for groups such as Mandarin, Min, Wu, etc. Not every use of "dialect" is problematic. Kanguole 17:37, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Kanguole - OK, I get your opinion and I respect it, but sometimes I find the usage of "dialect" for non-Mandarin forms of Chinese languages as somewhat turning them into mere "dialects" instead of being "separate languages". People in and around China, as well as foreigners, usually use "dialect" (方言) when speaking of/referring to a non-Mandarin form of Chinese, which also includes the three languages mentioned above in the second paragraph. That's why I'm switching them from "dialects" into "varieties" and/or "languages", so as to make them have an neutral or equal status as "separate languages". To me, it's not "Chinese dialects", but "Chinese languages", so I use the "ese" suffix when referring to other Chinese variant instead of using "dialect" (i.e. Fuzhounese instead of Fuzhou dialect). Aki (contributions). March 11, 2017 (Saturday). 13:37 (UTC).

P.S., I have little ability in speaking any Chinese language. I'm still a beginner searching for the best learning resources. The Chinese languages I'm willing to learn are Amoy Hokkien, Cantonese and Shanghainese.

Even Beijing dialect? The term "dialect" is often used for any local variety, with no negative connotations. But in any case, on Wikipedia we are supposed to follow usage in reliable English-language sources, not to promote personal positions or to try to change usage. Kanguole 19:09, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Well, the Beijing dialect is a different one, because it's a dialect of Mandarin, not a separate language like Cantonese and Shanghainese. It's just that I refer to variants (especially prestige variants) of non-Mandarin Chinese languages (Yue, Wu, Min, etc.) with the "ese" suffix. It's definitely OK (for me) to say something like "the Foshan dialect of Cantonese" or "the Pudong dialect of Shanghainese", but not "the Cantonese/Shanghainese dialect of Chinese", because Chinese is a family of different languages and dialects, not a singular language that calls non-Mandarin languages of Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese) and Min (Fuzhounese) as just mere dialects, since the three mentioned are separate language groups with special languages, dialects and variants, so are the many other ones too that I haven't mentioned (e.g. Xiang, Gan, Hakka, etc.). BTW, I'm not trying to promote personal positions or change usages. Aki (contributions). March 12, 2017 (Sunday). 17:24 (UTC).
That "of ..." part isn't there – you're just assuming that "dialect" implies it, but that's only one way that the term is used. It really is common to use it without the value judgement that offends you. Also, the identification of "languages" is not as clear-cut as you imply.
But apart from all that, inserting into Wikipedia a usage that you prefer but is not used, or rarely used, in the world outside, is indeed trying to promote that usage. Kanguole 12:14, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Kanguole - OK, I understand what you are saying, but I also have my own opinion regarding on how I refer to/or mention different varieties of Chinese by name. This time, if my preferred usage is an uncommon one, I'd keep those preferences to myself and not repeat similar mistakes. Let's just maintain neutrality and respect for the two of us and to others, OK? I'm not trying to impose you my own personal interests. If that's what Wikipedia's language-naming rule imposes, then so be it. I am not gonna find a way to break that rule at all. Aki (contributions), 20:28 (UTC), March 13, 2017 (Monday).
Sure, that will do.
P.S. - Where do you live? What is your ethnicity/nationality? What are your main interests? You are free to whether answer one of the three questions, answer all three questions, or not.
I'm a bit shy. My main interests here are Chinese language and history. Kanguole 22:45, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Kanguole - Well, another reason why I don't use dialect when referring to non-Mandarin Chinese languages is thanks to the linguistic mindset of the CCP. They wanted to clump all the diverse Han ethnicities into one homogenous ethnicity, and promote Putonghua as the only real and superior Chinese language, while the other Chinese languages are repressed into nothing more but inferior dialects. They said that it's for unity purposes and accuse those who oppose them as regionalists, when if fact it hurts the feeling of other Han peoples, especially those who have strong regional solidarities. And thanks to the policy banning local tongues, other Chinese languages, also including regional Mandarin dialects, underwent significant declines. Just take a look at the major cities of Canton and Shanghai. Sure they both speak their native languages (Cantonese and Shanghainese respectively) before, but nowadays, more and more people of the younger generation are using Putonghua instead of their native varieties, even parents who speak native varieties are using more Putonghua to their children. Aki (contributions). 19:41 (UTC), March 21, 2017 (Tuesday).
Oh, I also forgot to ask one question since I also wanna know too. What language/s do you speak? Make sure to include your native language first.

Gyeonggi dialect[edit]

Kaesong, Kaepung County, and Changpung County are also parts of the Gyeonggi dialect area because they were parts of Gyeonggi Province until the Korean War. --117.53.77.84 (talk) 05:45, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Hello! Please do not change the infobox colour to Altaic. The Altaic hypothesis has been widely discredited. --Vindication (talk) 12:09, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Vindication - I understand. But some user named Florian Blaschke placed the language under the Altaic group, saying that "we do use Altaic as an areal classification, not a family", but I strongly discredit Korean being part of Altaic. I support grouping Korean with Japanese, but I don't know if there are any strong connections and resemblances. Aki (contributions) 20:16 (PST), 11 February 2017.
Vindication - Help, there seems to be a confusion about the Korean language, to whether its Altaic or not (an isolate). There is a need to settle this please because User:117.53.77.84 keeps on reverting my edits about Korean's classification. This is confusing whether Korean (and its dialects) is a language isolate or part of the controversial Altaic areal group. Aki. 19:49 (UST), March 21, 2017 (Tuesday).

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