User talk:Maky

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Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
vision of lemurs
... you were recipient
no. 212 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:09, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for today's Strepsirrhini, a complex topic! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:47, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Strepsirrhini for TFA[edit]

@Crisco 1492: I tried fixing something, but it won't let me. Could you please change this: "Lemurs have a toothcomb…" to: "Nearly all living strepsirrhines have a toothcomb…" – Maky « talk » 15:05, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Apologies. I just got back online today. I was in Makassar with little internet for the last three days. It appears someone got it. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:42, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Loeris isn't clown in Dutch[edit]

Hy Alex,

as discussed on Youtube Loeris has no meaning of clown in Dutch. Not now and not in history (source Dictionary of the Dutch Language, Woordenboek der Nederlandse Taal). The only place it is mentioned in the article of the Slow Loris is in this passage:

The earliest known mention of a slow loris in scientific literature is from 1770, when Dutchman Arnout Vosmaer (1720–1799) described a specimen of what we know today as N. bengalensis that he had received two years earlier. The French naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, later questioned Vosmaer's decision to affiliate the animal with sloths, arguing that it was more closely aligned with the lorises of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and Bengal.[18] The word "loris" was first used in 1765 by Buffon as a close equivalent to a Dutch name, loeris. This etymology was later supported by the physician William Baird in the 1820s, who noted that the Dutch word loeris signified "a clown".

I can't say that this passage is incorrect, because it says a British physician noted this meaning. I'm sure he did, the source seems trustworthy. All I can suggest is adding a sentence stating that this is probably a misunderstanding or a translation error. Loeres is old dutch for a softy or dolt, a person of limited intelligence or lorejas, which is old Dutch for conceited twerp.

I hope this helps you. If you ever come across other Dutch or old Dutch translations or words, I'm happy to help you out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fedorroovers (talkcontribs) 18:10, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in section F5 of the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 09:58, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

@Sfan00 IMG: The image is not in use because someone uploaded a much higher resolution copy to replace it on the company's Wiki article. My understanding is that we're supposed to use low-res copies for this sort of thing. Your call. – Maky « talk » 05:15, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
In general this is so, what was the updated version?Sfan00 IMG (talk) 08:26, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
@Sfan00 IMG: It's File:Cwflogo.png. It's 400×178, which looked a lot larger on my phone last night. It may be fine. – Maky « talk » 16:14, 22 March 2017 (UTC)