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Welcome to Wikipedia![edit]

Hello Wakuran, welcome to Wikipedia!

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask me on my talk page. Thanks and happy editing, Alphax τεχ 02:57, 9 October 2005 (UTC)

Help with Translation!?[edit]

Can you help translate this for me to swedish? Many thanks in advance!

For a small country, Albania is endowed with considerable resources. The southwestern part of the country is rich in petroleum and natural gas. The northeastern region has substantial reserves of metallic mineral deposits, including chromium, copper, and iron-nickel. Large deposits of lignite (soft coal) are found near Tiranë, and natural asphalt is mined near Selenicë.

Albania is also rich in rivers and streams with significant hydroelectric potential. These have been exploited quite effectively, making the country an energy exporter. A number of huge hydroelectric power plants have been built, mainly on the Drin River, and more than half of the country's arable land is irrigated, largely from the artificial reservoirs created upstream of the dams.

--Armour 14:07, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

OK, then, I could give you a rough translation. For what reason?

För ett så litet land, har ALbanien stora natturliga resurser. Den sydvästra delen av landet är rik på petroleum och naturgas. Det nordöstra området har stora reserver av metalliska mineralfyndigheter(?), inklusive krom, koppar och järnnickel(?). Nära Tiranë finns det stora fyndigheter av lignit(?), och nära Selenicë finns det gruvor med naturlig asfalt.

Albanien är också rikt på floder och åar med stark potential för vattenkraft. De har utnyttjats rätt effektivt, vilket gjort landet till en exportör av energi. Ett antal stora vattenkraftverk har byggts, huvudsakligen på Drinfloden, och mer än hälften av landets odlingsbara jord har bevattnats, mestadels från konstgjorda reservoarer som har satts upp uppströms ifrån dammarna 惑乱_分からん 15:45, 17 January 2006 (UTC)


When I initiated and wrote the page you talk about, I envisioned it not as a storage for cognates randomly taken from every IE language that has been recorded. I asked on the talk page to add only one, most representative cognate from each language family. Therefore, you repetitive addition of "oko", an entry identical to the existing one and taken from two closely related Slavic languages, seems redundant to me. Such random additions don't add anything valuable to the list but destroy the system that underlay it. --Ghirla | talk 21:41, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
OK, thanks for telling me. Since you created the page, we, (Imperial78, me et al.) have started a reworking on the page, creating a table showing representative words from most major languages. We have done that for more than a month, now, but it's looking good, and if you want to revert it, go and start a discussion on the entry talk page. I think the table is easier to follow than the original list, and Imperial78 has gone through a lot of the entries, fixing errors etc. so I'd like it that you only revert incorrect examples such as false cognates and borrowings in the future. 惑乱 分からん 22:05, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

"Subjective Cleaning"[edit]

Sorry if that sounded a little ominous, I just cleaned up some subjective entries, ones more fanon than anything. Jack Cain 03:01, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, you weren't the one that was subjective... Alright... 惑乱 分からん 10:26, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes the edits to Stuart are vandalism[edit]

something like that needs to have a source, i.e. something to justify that claim.Eagle (talk) (desk) 00:27, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Suspected that, but the edit wasn't anon, so I gave it a chance. 惑乱 分からん 12:03, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia's LGBT Community[edit]

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Thanks, but I feel more confused than openly LGBT, actually, I haven't chosen that userbox only as a reference to sexuality, but to my outlook on life, as a whole... =S 惑乱 分からん 22:10, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

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check out this site[edit]

hey wak, check out this forum . Seems like interesting, thought-out stuff, not like usualy forums out there. I just found it and started posting (there oes the well thought-out part...). thought you might enjoy. Jasbutal 03:56, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Ah, thanks. I see if I could find the time. 惑乱 分からん 09:52, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Japanese to Roman Text Error[edit]

You have incorrectly rendered either the Japanese or roman text version of your username, tho it is probably the roman text version.

It's a joke. The Roman says "Wakuran", the Japanese says "Wakuran Wakaran". I thought that I might possibly spoil the joke if I explained it... 惑乱 分からん 00:31, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
Anyway, thanks... 惑乱 分からん 00:44, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
I've been waiting for somebody to not get the joke and point out the "discrepancy", haha.  freshofftheufoΓΛĿЌ  05:01, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Hehe... My Japanese is quite limited, actually, but you think it'd reasonably "work" as a silly pun? 惑乱 分からん 12:09, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
It could work as there is kanjis in both words, indicating that the second world is not a king of furiganas for the first one. So, if you like japanese enough to read it, you check the first world and understand that you have be owned. But This takes a little bit more than 1分 to get out of this "I'm confused, I don't know". Too hard, too tricky, but kind of fun. Lacrymocéphale 21:09, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Eisner & Iger[edit]

Hi. Just wondering why the rv to blockquote on Eisner & Iger. The Wiki quote graphic appears throughout Wikipedia without problem. Was it somehow not working here technically, or breaking up a page layout in an unfixable way? Thanks for any info. -- Tenebrae 19:36, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Oops. Never mind. I went back in the history and saw the big, blank space with "{{{1}}}" in it. I'll go back and fix. Good catch; don't know how I missed it. --Tenebrae 19:38, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I don't mind the Cquote in itself, but all the text disappeared for some technical reason, so I just chose the simplest way I could think of to make it appear again... It looks alright now, as far as I can see... Good done... 惑乱 分からん 20:10, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Russian Ship Names[edit]

Hello. Thank you for your reply to my question.

Yes, the ship names I already have were Mir and Nadezhda, and I was hoping for more such words. Nadezhda, by the way, is apparently a female name and the name of a few Russian warships. I don't require them to be names for people, just virtues and ideas. I would use Russian to English dictionaries but they're notoriously inaccurate. Thank you for translating "Courage," can you think of any really cool sounding words? I can provide you with a list of ship names in English, if it will help.

Fury/Rage/Anger, etc.
Fortune/Luck/Lucky, etc.
Quick/Fast/Lightning, etc.
Undauntable/Fearless/Brave/Courage, etc.

Thanks a lot. :) --Demonesque 23:26, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I actually don't know much Russian, and I'm not 100% sure about "Muzkh", either. You could also try the discussion page of the Russian language article. 惑乱 分からん 01:55, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

I believe the second part of your signature actually reads, "wa-ka-ra-n". It should be 分くらん. Actually, I'm not even sure about that kanji…--Siva 21:36, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Look above! Anyway, you'll get a kiss on the cheek for telling me! ;) 惑乱 分からん 00:46, 10 November 2006 (UTC) what does wakaran mean? Or am I supposed to figure that out myself?--Siva 04:37, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Try to look it up at Jim Breens' WWWJDIC dictionary first. I could give you a hint in that it's slang, and 分 is a kanji sign, not a kana... 惑乱 分からん 11:39, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
WWJDIC only has wakarasuya, "obstinate person; blockhead".--Siva 00:14, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
It's kansai dialect... 惑乱 分からん 17:47, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I see. It's short for wakaranai. Heh heh… --Siva 02:46, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Non-Roman Characters[edit]

Hey Wakuran. Can I suggest you change your signiture (when written to one of standard, latin characters? It just doesn't display well on some peoples' screens (I don't know if you put 分 in deliberately, or if it represents something else my computer can't display.)martianlostinspace 15:38, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

It's part of the joke, and I like the way it looks. I don't know if it should matter that much... 惑乱 分からん 16:41, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Swedish-speaking Finns[edit]


You'll be happy to know that Finland Swedes has been renamed according to your suggestions. --Espoo 18:21, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

I guess I was OK with either, but alright... Thanks for telling... 惑乱 分からん 21:14, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

From Ref Desk[edit]

Eskimo question on Ref Desk[edit]

Copied from Ref Desk:

I need to find information that will allow me to compare the food and clothing of Mexican children to those of Eskimo children. Where should I look? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:53, 9 December 2006 (UTC).

First, learn the PC/professional word "inuit", it should improve your searching. 2nd, you could check out the articles on Mexico and Greenland. Don't know much about Greenland, but I think they import a lot of cheap foods from Europe.惑乱 分からん 00:29, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Per "DON'T BITE THE QUESTIONER" the article Eskimo says "There are two main groups of Eskimos: the Inuit in northern Alaska, Canada and Greenland, and the Yupik of western Alaska and the Russian Far East." so your politically correct/professional usage is questionable. Edison 00:58, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Okay... There it is... I was sloppy, sorry... More work for the questioner, though, the scope must give a huge range of varying clothes and food for the ethnic group. 惑乱 分からん 01:14, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Sort of defending my sloppiness, here, but at least it appears that the Inuit population is far more numerous than the Yupik, with the global Inuit population possibly around 150.000, and the global Yupik only about one fraction of that, maybe 20-25.000 extrapolated from the Yupik/Yupik languages articles. 惑乱 分からん 01:28, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Wakuran! | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 01:04, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Adorazione del Bambino - Beato Angelico.jpg May you and your family have a Merry Christmas, as well as any other Holiday you may celebrate. I hope that warmth, good cheer, and love surround you during these special days. May God bless you during the Holidays. | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 01:04, 15 December 2006 (UTC) 135px

Well, I guess you were wrong. :-) | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 19:14, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Da Vinci's Education[edit]

Could you please supply a source for your statement[1] in answer to the Da Vinci question? We need to keep Wikipedia's verifiability policy in mind while responding on the desk.—eric 01:11, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

I don't have a source. It's from a documentary I saw in my Italian language class once. Sorry. 惑乱 分からん 12:08, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Your edit on the Misc ref desk[edit]

Can I suggest you consider reverting or seriously amending your edit about the Virgin Mary? Some people are bound to find it offensive. --Dweller 13:25, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

It looks fine, right now. Even if someone's faith is strong, he should be able to accept alternative opinion from heretics. =S 惑乱 分からん 15:38, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Thanks! I skimmed through it, seems interesting! 惑乱 分からん 23:20, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Old Frankish[edit]

Hallo Wakuran, I was wondering what you meant with your comment "Old Dutch is part of OLF, otherwise, I think Jonathan might have deleted some valid information. Someone knowledgeable could check out the edits..."

As far as I see the only things I really deleted are claims about pommerania and bavaria. Since the origin of Franks is widely attested by contemporain historians and is undisputed by modern scholars I'm not sure what you mean. Could you cure my curiosity? johanthon 21:06, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Well, if the things you removed aren't particularly based on historical sources and evidences, I guess it might have been correct to do so. I admitted I wasn't that knowledgeable. 惑乱 分からん 00:04, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

Howdy! A quick request, would you consider using edit summaries more often? It generates extra work for some folks when you don't, especially when cleaning up after a vandal, and the community has even indicated that it considers the subject of edit summaries important enough that it has, on occasion, rejected adminship candidates on that basis alone. So please consider just adding a word or two whenever you edit, it'll make our jobs easier and will reflect positively upon you in the community. Regards, CHAIRBOY () 15:22, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Aaah, sorry. I guess it's basically laziness... I'll try to think more about it in the future... Not that I plan on being an admin in the near future, but still... 惑乱 分からん 16:20, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Hey Wakuran,

I have noticed that lately your signature contains exclusively non-Latin characters. It's not a problem for me, since my browser supports them, but the official WP guideline (Wikipedia:Signatures) says that you should also include Latin letters because some people's browsers won't support other characters. Of course, this is just a guideline, so it's not necessary, but I wasn't sure if you were aware.

Thank you. − Twas Now ( talkcontribse-mail ) 16:41, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

So it's a guideline, Should think about it... 惑乱 分からん 16:48, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
Would 1337 suffice? Like the font... (Hmmm, I'd need to learn some sig programming) =S 惑乱 分からん * \)/ * (\ * )< * \) * (2 * /) * /)/ * 17:06, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
I just noticed the change. j00 PWN3D T3H H4X0R2!!!!1 V-Man737 02:39, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Mwuuhahhahh!! (Old Ascii Art geek...) It's kinda big, though, I'd like to reprogram it as two half-size lines or something, but it needs some complex programming... 惑乱 分からん * \)/ * (\ * (< * \) * (2 * /) * /)/ * 03:07, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

I'm sure you can figure it out, you're t3h 1337 n00b h4xx0r! V-Man737 04:02, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Hope so, though I might just be a pretentious artsy twat... =S Thanks for your support, anyway... 惑乱 分からん * \)/ * (\ * (< * \) * (2 * /) * /)/ * 04:08, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

False cognates[edit]

Thanks for removing that footnote about theos/deus. The bizarre thing about it is that if the person who added it thought it was true, then it should have occurred to him that by definition the words would be true, not false, cognates, and shouldn't even be on the list. —Largo Plazo 14:38, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, it's weird... Anyway, I have made that mistaken assumption, myself... Thanks for the thanks... 惑乱 分からん * \)/ (\ (< \) (2 /) /)/ * 18:27, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

The Woman Accused[edit]

Thanks for catching my goof. I must be accursed... Clarityfiend 01:17, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Indeed... @_@ You're welcome... 惑乱 分からん * \)/ (\ (< \) (2 /) /)/ * 01:26, 29 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi Wakuran. The problem with using dictionaries is that you are bound to find only the Old Icelandic forms of Old Norse words. The Old East Norse that contributed to Old English had different forms from Old Icelandic. The word for "after" was æftiR and not eptir and thus the form for "lift" would have been lyfta and not lypta.--Berig 09:50, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Hmmm, alright, I just looked for an attested form, found in popular dictionaries. "Lyfta" turning to "lift" makes more sense to me. The modern Scandinavian descendants are "lyfte" (Danish, Norwegian Bokmål) and "lyfta" (Swedish) so I figured at least some of the Norsemen used "lyfta". Thanks for letting me know. Go ahead and change it back, then. 惑乱 分からん * \)/ (\ (< \) (2 /) /)/ * 09:55, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
It is a shame that the user who called himself Utgardaloki did not provide references. It was obious that he knew what he was writing about and no one objected to his contributions, but it would have helped future editing if he had provided refs.--Berig 09:58, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

The deal with the two no. 17's[edit]

Ah. Now it looks like you have a good idea of what's up with them. A novel with illustrations, in the « Bibliothèque Verte » series.. is brief and bedetheque lists it last as hors-séries[2]. I think you've solved it fine. Cheers. MURGH disc. 22:28, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I looked it up on Bedetheque and googled the title, and found some French webpage where I could work out the gist with my school French. Maybe could need some rewriting, however. 惑乱 分からん * \)/ (\ (< \) (2 /) /)/ * (talk) 22:58, 18 November 2007 (UTC)


concerning this edit: [[3]] What is meant seems to be: In German you say ich wasche mich, literally "I wash myself", instead of English "I wash", "I am washing", I am having a wash" or whatever. Thus, native speakers of German, when speaking English, tend to use reflexive pronouns where the grammar of English does not require them. Unoffensive text or character (talk) 14:35, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Aha, reflexive verbs. Anyway, I agree about the removal. 惑乱 分からん * \)/ (\ (< \) (2 /) /)/ * (talk) 14:42, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikimania 2010 could be coming to Stockholm![edit]

I'm leaving you a note as you may be interested in this opportunity.

People from all six Nordic Wiki-communities (sv, no, nn, fi, da and is) are coordinating a bid for Wikimania 2010 in Stockholm. I'm sending you a message to let you know that this is occurring, and over the next few months we're looking for community support to make sure this happens! See the bid page on meta and if you like such an idea, please sign the "supporters" list at the bottom. Tack (or takk), and have a wonderful day! Mike H. Fierce! 09:45, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Can't be read, change it now. Aygo (talk) 05:50, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Toe socks[edit]

Last year, you asked about toe socks on Talk:Tabi. In case you haven’t learned the answer to your question, I’ve answered it there.

Nils (talk) 23:12, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Ahhh, haha, I've forgotten about it a long time ago (maybe not surprisingly), but thanks for your reply! 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 08:15, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Gaston Lagaffe albums[edit]

I see that you are interested in improving the articles dedicated to the albums of the Gaston Lagaffe series. One good thing would be to include in the "Story" section a subcategory "Inventions". I began to do it in the article Gaffes et gadgets, but if you are interested, you can help me, because this is a difficult work. For help, there is this link. Also, it would be good that you correct the grammatical errors in these articles. Thanks! --Pah777 (talk) 14:18, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Ah, okay, I'm not entirely sure on what the articles should contain, so I concentrate on minor mistakes and the flow of the written text, for now. I got a little confused on the albums' chronological order, but I'm sorting them according to the published date. Thanks for the message, though. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 14:28, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
Anyway, what do you think about the sorting order for the Franquin template? Chronological publishing date? Original magazine publication? Album number? What's your opinion? 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 14:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
I am not sure that the albums must be sorted by date of publications in albums, but rather by date of the original publication in magazines (= according to the order of the series). I mean 0->R1->R2->R3->R4->R5->6->7->...->14->15. Don't you think so ? It would be more logical. As for the Franquin template, the same order I think (I will change it). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pah777 (talkcontribs) 14:51, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
Aha~. Ah, well, I guess that makes sense. Just leave a <!--- Hidden note ---> to explain the sorting and dates for the template. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 18:01, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Hey there[edit]

I haven't seen your signature at the reference desk since .... April 2007, apparently . Given that you still hold a position among the top ten contributors of the language desk, I added your signature to this list. I hope that's alright. (nudge nudge) ---Sluzzelin talk 18:46, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Haha, a period of intense spamming. Sure, it's allright, since it's apparent when I committed my dirty deeds. Thanks for the info! 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 22:52, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Morning and it's origins[edit]

You keep undoing edits about the origins of the word 'morning', claiming it to be nonsense. But in fact it's not. Cockerals used to crow early in the day, and without any other word to describe that time of day, the word for chicken was adapted. Over centuries this has been watered down and altered etc, as all words are, resulting in our current word for the time between 12am and 12 pm: morning. I havent reverted your changes just yet. I'd like to discuss it with you first. Thanks. Tom. Tomandhismathcore (talk) 16:55, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

What's your source? After looking up several dictionaries, All information I found indicated that "morning" is derived from Old English morgen and morne, with cognates in other Germanic languages also meaning "morning". Without any source to back it up, it'd be Original Research.惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 13:07, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

I first this during an english lecture at college, but I did find it on the net , but forgot to write down the URL. i'll have a hunt. Tomandhismathcore (talk) 22:49, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, well, okay. I maybe should have supposed good faith, sorry. Anyway, after checkning out, several free online English dictionaries, Deutsches Wörterbuch and Svenska Akademiens Ordbok, I couldn't find anything remotely similar to the "chicken" theory. Either it's claimed "of unknown origin", or connected to words in other IE languages reasonably similar connected to light and flickering.
And as for the quote "Morning has broken", I just thought it seemed unnecessary. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 23:57, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

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Hi Wakuran, I saw that you had some dealings with this page and maybe you'll enjoy my addition Jcwf (talk) 00:04, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

About references of the Nordic Sagas in old literature[edit]

Hi Wakuran and thank you for the answer in the Old Norse discussion page. I have two additional questions that you might have knowledge to answer:

1) When was the Saga literature e.g. Codex Regius and Flateyjarbók book first was referred to in "learned" literature?

2) What language was the Saga e.g. Codex Regius and Flateyjarbók first written in? Was it in Latin? Thorguds (talk) 11:10, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

1) Sorry, I don't know. I'm not really a scholar.
2) Old Icelandic, which in most respects apparently are nearly identical to Old West Norse, mostly considered a dialect. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 12:21, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

You might be interested: Here is some information gathered about the scripts of the old Saga literature. The language is Old Icelandic, but the script is Latin. According to G. M. Gunnlaugsson Latin spead to Iceland and Norway with Christianity in Europe after year 1000 and the oldest documented scripts are dated to middle or late 12th century. The Old Norse scripts are written in Praegothica Latin from around 1200. This script type is likely imported with the Anglo-Saxons, first to Norway and then to Iceland. Source of Information is found in the following sites: 1) 2) Apropos: Gothic script style has nothing whatever to do with the Goths, but with Saracenic art of the Crusaders. Gothic is a Latin script style. The Gothic period lasted roughly from 1150 to 1500. Praegothica developed from the earlier Carolingian minuscule. Source of information: Fonts for Latin Paleography by Juan-José Marcos, 2008. 3) The Saga literature are not pagan scripts of origin, but told by the Christians about the old Nordic pagan religion and culture. "Old Nordic" seems to be a more correct word than "Old Norse" when it comes to religion and culture. Thorguds (talk) 16:22, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I knew some of that already, but thanks. I think there is much more attested Norse writing in Latin than Runic script, actually. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 16:39, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

José Luis Munuera[edit]

For some rather weird reason the article about José Luis Munuera has been nominated for speedy (sic) deletion. Could you help me commenting on it on the talk page. --Oddeivind (talk) 22:17, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

List of Germanic and Latinate equivalents in English[edit]

Mixed was once thought to be derived as a backformation from Latin mixtus, but etymologists are now beginning to agree that the word has been in English all along, coming from Middle English mixen from Old English mixian, a variant of miscian (cf ask from OE āscian/āxian). Further analysis points to a Proto-Germanic etymology rather than to an OE borrowing of the Latin word for several reasons: 1). The word is well attested in Germanic (Old English, Middle Low German and Old High German), 2) There are other related words in Germanic that clearly could not have been borrowed from Latin, thus suggesting native origin (e.g. OE māsc/māx "mixture"), 3). The PIE root is found almost ubiquitously in all branches of IE (Greek, Slavic, Celtic, Baltic, Indo-Iranian), leading experts to believe that it must have also existed in Germanic as well. Leasnam (talk) 21:11, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, I see the reasoning, although most online dictionaries I find seem to state it's Latin. What's your sources? 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 22:21, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
I use these, among others--;;; Leasnam (talk) 01:36, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. Just need to make clear which would be good sources. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 20:01, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
I finally found the one I was looking for--From An English Etymological Dictionary of the English Language [Skeat] . p 373. Leasnam (talk) 17:27, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

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Singular nouns ending with an “s” or “z” sound[edit]

I seem to remember that my teacher said the same thing, but apparently it's not that simple – see Apostrophe#Singular nouns ending with an “s” or “z” sound, and there were discussions about this at e.g. Britney Spears where they use "Spears's" as well. I'm not aware of any clear-cut rule on it though.
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Okay, thank you. Seems like it's not worth the effort changing it if I see it again, then. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 18:35, 8 November 2010 (UTC)


Hi. In List of English words of Yiddish origin, I reverted the entry on Bupkes. My full OED shows bupkis preferred (listed with 'also, bupkes', implying unequal status, and my smaller electronic OED shows bupkis but doesn't list bupkes at all. Google shows 41,300 bupkis entries, but only 7400 bupkes, again suggesting bupkis as the preferred spelling.

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Hey! I wrote an article about Semic, but I need to find more doumentation to verify notability, and preferably also more references to the text in general. Mabe you could help me? --Oddeivind (talk) 10:02, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm on vacation now, but I could take a look at it. Do you have any idea on if / how Semic Press and Semic Comics are related? 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 11:24, 30 December 2010 (UTC)


As a contributor to this article, you may be interested to know I have nominated it for deletion. Your comments are welcome at WP:Articles for deletion/Syldavian. Robofish (talk) 21:42, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

(Note that Bordurian has been nominated for deletion as well, and is being discussed at the same AFD.) Robofish (talk) 21:44, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
OK. Thanks for telling. I could probably understand the reaosning, though. I'll check it out. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 17:25, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Kate Osann[edit]

Thank you for your contribution to the Discussion page of the "Kate Osann" article. I changed "SS Death index" to "Social Security Death index" to avoid any possible confusion with the German SS. I hope you don't mind. Thank you again.Ftfrk61 (talk) 13:28, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Aha, well. Thanks for telling. I wasn't sure if I should forward info from a mailing list, but it didn't seem to be of private matters. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 21:05, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

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History of Jews in Sweden[edit]

That section has been contentious. It seems reasonable that some of the material could be moved into a footnote, but I think that your decision should be informed by reading a bit of the page history.

The section's length allows everything to be documented and allows the reader to judge the character of that "defense" in Aftonbladet.  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 17:23, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

I haven't removed anything from the section. I just made a comment. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 15:52, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
I just wanted to explain why that section is long and detailed, and suggest the only way I can think of to shorten it, responding to your comment. Best regards,  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 16:59, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
But basically, events occurring in the last two years get twice as much coverage as events occurring all throughout 20th century. I ask myself whether it's truly warranted. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 01:48, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

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Hi! When you added the entry for "duck" at Indo-European vocabulary last year, you had the spelling as *an@t. Were you perhaps going for H₂? Pokorny has ə, but that was pre-laryngeal theory so I'm not certain if that is still how it is. ~~ Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 03:31, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

I think I just copied it from an outdated source. If you'd have access to newer research, feel free to change it. Thank you for asking. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 12:23, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
I see you already did. Well, it looks better now. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 12:24, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

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