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A question[edit]

Hi. Back in year 2009, you edited the page Weierstrass p, but I'm afraid I'm not sure about its accuracy. Could you please have a look at Talk:Weierstrass p#Cleanup? Thanks. --Teika kazura (talk) 22:43, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately I have no recollection of the matter, and (more unfortunately) I did not cite the source of my information, so I can neither confirm nor deny the accuracy of the edit; no doubt I based it on some source—I would not simply have made it up. — the Man in Question (in question) 23:28, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

Let me ask one more question: how is "pe" pronounced, "Pee-Ee", "pee", "peh", or perhaps "pay"? --Teika kazura (talk) 05:33, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

Once again, I have no memory of any of this. It was probably from a book I was reading at the time. Your point that "I suspect it's simply the German spelt-out name of the letter 'p'" seems very plausible to me. German Pe is of course pronounced /peː/, so that's /peɪ/ in English (according to Wikipedia's standard for IPA); but /piː/ would be a to-be-expected alternate pronunciation in English. (This is all conjecture.) Eight years ago, when I wrote this, I see that I called pe "a stylized letter pee", which suggests that at the time I understood it to have no distinction in pronunciation from English p/pee. Here are some sources that treat the symbol typographically: "There are special symbols like Weierstrass's 'p' (℘)" (1986); "Weierstrass … ℘" (1990); "Character: ℘. Meaning: Script capital P, power set, Weierstrass p" (2002); "The symbol for the Pareto boundary ℘ is called the 'Weierstrass p'" (2003); "Formerly this symbol, known as the 'Weierstrass-p', was used to denote …" (2006); etc. Here are some sources for "pe" I just found: "An explicit formula for such a covering is given by the Weierstrass 𝒫 [pe] function"; "A note on factorization of the Weierstrass pe-function"; "℘ is called the Weierstrass pe function"; "𝖕 is the Weierstrass pe-function"; and more of the same. As you pointed out, "It's the function that was called 'Pe-function' by some authors"—although I have not found any who capitalize it as if German. It seams to me, based purely on my present analysis, that if "pe" is accurate, it is only accurate in the phrase "Weierstrass pe", and not by itself. But obviously it's hard to search sources for pe without Weierstrass online and get anywhere. — the Man in Question (in question) 18:38, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Rinkafadda[edit]

G'day, I noticed you moved Rinnce Fada to Rinkafadda saying it was the English spelling. This seems fair enough, especially given the lack of sources in the article. I just wanted to say I'm going to pipe the navbox link which you changed to point to the new spelling, since it seems more appropriate to have the Irish spelling as used in a number of the Irish dance articles. Triptothecottage (talk) 11:24, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

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Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox family[edit]

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