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Awards lists in play articles[edit]

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Labov atlas[edit]

Here is the book you reqd at Resource Request:

  • [1]. pass : labash

THANKS so much! Wolfdog (talk) 01:40, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

New England English[edit]

Hello, Wolfdog. I restored the words "New England English" to the article New England English. Although you referred to an essay suggesting that superfluous bold face should be avoided, MOS:BOLDTITLE actually counsels, "include the title if it can be accommodated in normal English". The phrase "New England" is perfectly standard, and wording such as "English of New England" and even "New England English" can be found in the published literature, even if it is not the only or even the most common name for this group of dialects. On the other hand, I removed the bold face from the abbreviations ENE and WNE, which did strike me as unnecessary. Cnilep (talk) 10:02, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

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West Country dialects[edit]

Hello Wolfdog, You may be interested in a "discussion" from a unregistered IP, with a poor editing record, on my Talk page? Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 10:23, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your "kind remarks", David. To Wolfdog: I don't really have a beef with you, despite how it might look. My beef is more with Wikipedia as a whole I guess. Are your real life initials BTS by any chance? If they're not BTS, then are they DEJ? I see that you've been making a lot of edits to articles about varieties of English recently. Do you think we can find a way to make those articles, and the phonology sections in particular, more accessible to most people? Do you want that too? I think they're kind of elitist at the moment, if you don't mind me saying so. They're only accessible to people who, like you and I, have a very good understanding of the IPA. Maybe there can be a discussion about this somewhere else. Thank you 174.56.160.47 (talk) 04:29, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Reply: Prehistoric Warfare[edit]

Recent tribes that practice or practiced endemic warfare generally don't fall within the chronology of Stone Age - Bronze Age - Iron Age. They never manufactured bronze or iron, obtaining them occasionally only through trade, if at all. FYI, there is no global historical chronology. Different regions developed along different lines. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1Halpo1 (talkcontribs) 19:45, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Labeling endemic warfare as an artifact of the "Modern Era" would be as misleading as putting it under "Iron Age."

The issue regarding how endemic warfare has been largely documented has been discussed on the talk-page of the article. To me, the inclusion of the section is justified in consideration of the fact that the warring societies themselves were not historical. 1Halpo1 (talk) 20:57, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

  • I see the section on the talk page, and I'll comment on it. When you say that "the warring societies themselves were not historical," do you mean "the warring societies themselves had not developed a system of written history"? That seems to me a very unusual (and maybe problematic) way to use the term "historical." I think most of the Wikipedia audience would not consider any societies existing today to be "prehistoric" as implied by your sense of the word "historical." I'm mostly talking about the wording here. A "prehistoric society" most commonly means "a society existing before the advent of societies with writing systems," but using it to mean "a society that has not yet invented a writing system" seems unfairly presumptive, as if all societies like this are "primitive" and must inevitably result in a more "advanced" culture with a writing system. If this bias was false, then we wouldn't even say "prehistoric(al)"; instead, we'd simply neutrally say "non-historical." The word "prehistoric" used throughout this article, according to your writing system-based definition of "historical" (if I've got that right), implies "before writing has arisen." Wolfdog (talk) 01:10, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
  • * I simply meant that there was endemic warfare before it was first recorded in ethnography. Reports of endemic warfare presumably represent warlike traditions that have persisted for hundreds of years. Doesn't "prehistoric" in this article mean "unrecorded by any written source?" I'm under the impression most endemic warfare wasn't recorded. 1Halpo1 (talk) 17:06, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

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Accents of English[edit]

Hi, Wolfdog. Sorry that I've not signed in for a while. I own a copy of Accents of English 3, so I can help you there. It depends where you live. In Britain, most areas have at least one copy in a local library. It's not particularly expensive on Amazon. Google Books also has a decent preview of it.

Let me know if I can help. Epa101 (talk) 09:45, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

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Nike[edit]

Concur that The Guardian reference gives the official name, but it clearly shows that others pronounce it nike, 'as in bike'. The term nikey is not something I have personally come across (other than on TV).Carlos Rojas77 (talk) 02:06, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

What the Guardian does verify is that it is also pronounced Nike. That is is "right" or "wrong" is not relevant given the variety of dialects. Forgot to answer your question, I'm Irish and currently living in Australia. The term Nikey I've only ever heard in an American accent (via TV, films).Carlos Rojas77 (talk) 02:28, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

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You know...[edit]

Your home state is not too far from mine. It's always good to see fellow New Englanders whilst sailing through the vast seas of Wikimedia. Ahoy!

(Apologies if you do not hold a New England patriotism.) Tharthandorf Aquanashi (talk) 23:52, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Heads up.[edit]

It seems as if we're getting an influx of non-autoconfirmed editor accounts that are coming along and trying to undo all of the work that we have put into the General American article. Tharthandorf Aquanashi (talk) 12:08, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, Tharthan. I'll keep an eye on it in the next few days. Wolfdog (talk) 00:42, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
No problem. And thank you. Playing the dreaded "page patrol" on the page in question by myself was getting quite tiring. I usually do my best to stay far away from subjects that often result in such things needing to occur. Tharthandorf Aquanashi (talk) 03:33, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Stop Ruining Wikipedia[edit]

That's all. Thank you. 98.244.172.246 (talk) 16:29, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

How is he ruining Wikipedia, exactly? I frankly think that he is helping Wikipedia become more reasonable and neutral. Tharthandorf Aquanashi (talk) 17:28, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm sure glad you came here to defend him. I don't know what he'd do without you :) 98.244.172.246 (talk) 02:18, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Wish my accuser'd be a bit more specific. Wolfdog (talk) 00:25, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Just stop editing. With every edit you make, you're making this website less accessible to the general public. Thank you. 98.244.172.246 (talk) 02:20, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Fiction[edit]

I thought it better to discuss this on my page and not more back and forth. See [2] Rwood128 (talk) 09:21, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Please note that some definitions that I've found are now on my page. Rwood128 (talk) 19:25, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

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Miami accent[edit]

Why are you removing the quoted text from newspapers and public radio (amongst other related text)? This helps in painting a picture of the accent for readers and comes directly from a reputable source. Please provide a short summary if you're going to delete a third of an article.--Comayagua99 (talk) 15:13, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

There are 2 Wikipedias, I've wandered into the wrong one[edit]

  • Hello. I started a thread that looks for sources on the NM Eng. I suggest that in fact there are no sources. But i follow that up with an observation: there are 2 Wikipedias. There is Wikipedia the encyclopedia (which follows WP:GNG, WP:RS, etc.), and there is Wikipedia the blog/GeoCities/fanpage/something or other, which WP:DGAF verifiability or anything related to the concept of an encyclopedia. Here is a rule of thumb for knowing which is which: anything remotely related to issues of identity, of any form (in the present context, "regional identity" or "US state identity") is ruled by identity concerns alone, and verifiability is utterly alien and irrelevant. So I have wandered off the real Wikipedia and into the GeoCities one. I was confused because I thought it was a page about linguistics, but no, it is a page about identity. there is no hope. Let it sit there in its utter lack of WP:GNG or WP:RS. It is in the other land, the land of identity issues. I tried to clean up the refs a little but God it is shot through with fluff and super-sized WP:OR. I give up. That is not an encyclopedia article, so I have nothing to say about it. Later. • ArchReader 03:19, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

June 2015[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi Wolfdog,

Thanks very much for your contribution to <<Phonological history of English short A>> and I've learned a lot from it. However, I actually have a question, or rather a confusion maybe, in the section of <<æ tensing>>, where I saw you edited quite a some. For several times, the phrase "raised and tensed" appears. My understanding is that "raised" is an indispensable component of "tensed" (the other one is either "lengthened" or "diphthongized"), but the "and" conjunction makes it look like they are in parallel, rather than one including the other. Could you perhaps help me clarify my confusion if you know the answer? Very much appreciated!!

CHNNLBOKA (talk) 14:30, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

/æ/ tensing[edit]

Hi Wolfdog, Thanks very much for your contribution to <<Phonological history of English short A>> and I've learned a lot from it. However, I actually have a question, or rather a confusion maybe, in the section of <<æ tensing>>, where I saw you edited quite a some. For several times, the phrase "raised and tensed" appears. My understanding is that "raised" is an indispensable component of "tensed" (the other one is either "lengthened" or "diphthongized"), but the "and" conjunction makes it look like they are in parallel, rather than one including the other. Could you perhaps help me clarify my confusion if you know the answer? Very much appreciated!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by CHNNLBOKA (talkcontribs) 15:01, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

@CHNNLBOKA:Actually, haha, I was wondering exactly about the difference myself. Each of the Wikipedia articles for the two fails to mention the other. I believe I may have borrowed, or even simply left, the phrase "raised and tensed" from prior edits. "Raising" is the more common term as far as I know; "tenseness" seems to me more a matter of perception rather than production, but that might just be my impression. I have no idea definitively. If anyone else ever explains, let me know too! Wolfdog (talk) 01:54, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Leonardo da Vinci: "patronymic"?[edit]

I saw you made an edit June 3, 2015 to the Leonardo da Vinci page indicating his name is patronymic. I'm finding that poorly sourced.

The text below gives details on Leonardo's name, which in full form as recorded in baptismal records is "Lionardo di ser Piero da Vinci", that is, Leonardo, son of Sir Piero, of Vinci.

It seems that the "da Vinci" is not patronymic but is based on place or location. The fact that Leonoardo's father also was "da Vinci" seems to reflect on place rather than patronymic as well. The "di ser Piero" is patronymic, but that's not how Leonardo is typically referred to.

The question's come up on Reddit.

Note that I don't have any specific expertise here, but the claim doesn't seem well supported, and conflicts with my and others' understanding.

If you've got a source that can confirm specifically that "da Vinci" is patronymic, please add it. Otherwise, the claim should probably be removed.

Thanks.

Dredmorbius (talk) 23:19, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

@Dredmorbius: Oh, you're absolutely right! I was thinking of a name/title for which there is no word I can find: a kind of sobriquet or title that indicates the person's birthplace but is not, per se, a part of Leonardo's name. Let me know if my revision to the article seems more appropriate. Wolfdog (talk) 00:27, 7 July 2015 (UTC)