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- It created "Little Einsteins" with the content "Maƿmaþisne Little Einsteins maþǣre in ma mlada maki Disney Junior nasapþisse unda masēo maþa. Manki Little Einsteins Huhnad kaþisneæna moþǣre naþȳsakita". I am not sure of the normal practice re warning on other Wikipedias; but mostly in the past when blocking makers of vandalism, I have done so without warning. Ƿes hāl! 20:50, 29 Mǣdmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
- Yes, I saw your message. It is fine. This block was not really bad, but I did wonder why you blocked for 2 weeks. In the future, please only block IPs for durations up to 2 days if the user wasn't given a warning. If the vandal continues, you may extend the block. Of course, more disruptive vandals may get longer blocks. PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:10, 30 Mǣdmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
- P.S. Thank you very much for your work as an admin here.
- Okay, thank you. Ƿes hāl! 22:19, 30 Mǣdmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
I thought the "c" spelling better; I avoid "k" wherever possible as it is so rare, and in the case of Usbecastan there is no doubt that it is a hard-c, not a "ch".
For the people, who would then be Usbece, you may question it, but then "C" is not always soft before "e": Cent is hard, and the Argi (Argives) have a g as hard as nails (like the people). Hogweard (talk) 22:38, 1 Wēodmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
Temp adminship expires[adihtan]
Your temporary adminship will expire next month. I'd like to nominate you for adminship in a few weeks (or you could self-nominate). Maybe, if enough people support, you could become a permanent sysop. I'm also thinking of nominating Hogweard and Wodenhelm, both of whom have previous experience with the tools, and maybe Espreon. What do you think? PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:15, 26 Hāligmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for reminding me. I'll re-nominate myself. I am fine with the others you mentioned also, and would back them. Ƿes hāl! 09:41, 29 Hāligmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
Hi Gottistgut! I don't know whether you know about this language or not, but Old Saxon was one of the closest languages to Old English that ever was spoken. But unfortunately, this language is mostly unknown and none seems to take attention to it, especially people on Incubator... For the last two years I've been struggling so that Incubator may create an Old Saxon wikipedia (https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/osx/H%C5%8D%C6%80ids%C4%ABda), a wiki that will certainly never be created... and thus I wanted to know whether it was possible to make an Old Saxon Portal on this Old English wikipedia, a portal that would host every article that has to do with the language and culture of the continental Saxons? I thought it would be wonderful if the portail could be bilingual, writen in Old English and in Old Saxon below, and maybe with a Portal article writen in Old Saxon (don't worry this won't be a real article, only a template with few Old Saxon texts that will be changed every month maybe). There will be no fear that this "Portal article" may appear among Old English articles, this will only be a template. I just wanted to submit this idea, because it is very frustrating to see that a wonderful language like Old Saxon - which by the way could have a very steady writing style - is denied the right to have its own wikipedia as Old English or Latin have. PS: Don't judge Old Saxon by what you see on Incubator, I made this page some times ago and the writing is not steady at all, compared to what it could be. I simply stopped writing on it since I know it deserves to nothing... --Stardsen (talk) 23:55, 1 Winterfylleþ 2013 (UTC)
- Hello, yes, I know of it. I have read a little bit of Heliand. While I sympathize with what you're envisioning, I don't think it is an utterly good idea. The reasons being:
- Old Saxon is less well documented than, say, Old English or Old Norse - meaning more neologisms and more borrowings necessary (the extent to which we must necessarily do this for Old English already is less than ideal, so even more is also troublesome)
- This Wikipedia has historically been extremely fragmented (and is still somewhat), which in my opinion hugely undermined the quality of the material hosted here. We have just recently made significant moves to unify the source (thanks much to PiRSquared17 with some clever coding to facilitate that), a huge improvement; and some style standardizations. Basically, we have limited human resources, and fragmentation just sucks those resources even more.
- This is, after all, an Old English Wikipedia
- The imperative to use and build up ancient languages is nowhere near as strong as living languages, some of which have millions of speakers, but are nevertheless relatively resource-poor (for example, Quechua) - it is done by enthusiasts (myself included) and knowledgable people and interested people, for enthusiasts and knowledgable people and people and interested people - it is culture, which is great; but humanity is not lacking for culture
- There are many ways to use a language - one need not only use a language on Wikipedia (translating Oliver Twister to Old Saxon is absolutely acceptable) (I am also pretty sure there are a few other free software projects that might be happy enough to be translated into Old Saxon)
- This Wikipedia is essentially here by grace - under current policy, it would not be allowed to be started; some would like it to cease, construing it as pretty much useless. If this Wikipedia has a promising future, then I think that future is to hold decent, quality content in Old English (more so than currently) as a resource for scholarly or educational purposes
- I am sorry to sound so glum, but that is the way I have come to see it. I feel pragmatism is in order. Ƿes hāl! 10:36, 2 Winterfylleþ 2013 (UTC)
- No problem I understand this wiki is still ongoing loads of protestations and misunderstandings, I myself had to answer to narrow-minded people that didn't see the beauty behind reviving these old wonderul languages... The least I can do is to work on an Old Saxon wikisource, it is the only project that could be accepted. Anyway I think it could be okay for Old Saxon, in the realm of vocabulary ; thanks to Middle Low German, many roots that were unattested in OSX can be recontructed, and sometimes by comparing Old English and OHG (or other languages), we may be pretty sure that a cognate also existed in OSX. By the way, you spoke about softwares that might be happy to welcome Old Saxon, but can I ask you some? I'm looking for interesting projects involving Old Saxon, and other people to bother with this old language :) --Stardsen (talk) 19:03, 2 Winterfylleþ 2013 (UTC)
- I agree with Gottistgut, but a possible solution would be to link to the Old Saxon Wikipedia test project on Incubator somewhere on the Main Page. PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:09, 2 Winterfylleþ 2013 (UTC)
- Looking at , , and , I would conclude that Translatewiki would accept Old Saxon as a new language project. You can see projects translated on Translatewiki here.While some projects would not accept an Old Saxon translation (MediaWiki, Firefox), I think others would, by my experience with their accepting OE translations (FreeCol, for example). I'm pretty sure Battle for Wesnoth would also accept an Old Saxon translation. You may also be able to get some more significant software translations accepted (for example, one of the countless desktop environments available for Linux (Gnome, Unity, Plasma, Cinnamon, XFCE, LXDE, Mate, etc...) - but you would have to try for that yourself by contacting members of the relevant community who have know-so or say-so). Ƿes hāl! 20:46, 2 Winterfylleþ 2013 (UTC)
- As it said in the recommendation for deletion: "promotional, no indication of significance"... Do you think otherwise? Ƿes hāl! 11:14, 2 Winterfylleþ 2013 (UTC)
- Could you please clear the speedy deletion category again? PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:12, 20 Winterfylleþ 2013 (UTC)
- Thank you, and sure. Ƿes hāl! 08:53, 20 Winterfylleþ 2013 (UTC)
Your favorite category; some pages[adihtan]
Would you please deal with the members of your favorite category?
Also, would you please move Wicipǣdia:Gemǣnscipe_Ingang to Wikipǣdia:Gemǣnscipe_Ingangand delete [[Mōtung:Wicipǣdia:Gemǣnscipe_Ingang]] and Mōtung:Wicipǣdia (or maybe deal with this one in some other way)?
- Espreon, would you like to run for adminship here? PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:35, 25 Gēolmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
Done, done, and done. Hey, just so ya know, I'll be away and unavailable for action for almost a week from tomorrow. Ƿes hāl! 10:39, 29 Gēolmōnaþ 2013 (UTC)
I'd not spotted that wyrt sūþerno. On the other hand we have sūðerne rind, also feminine. (In Cwoen sūðerne it might be a weak form "Queen of The South".)
Adjectives - weak and strong[adihtan]
Thanks for your tireless correction of my overhasty work.
On adjectives, Sweet says (in summary) that the weak form is used:
- After the definite article
- After þes, þēos, þis etc
- Often, but not always, after possessive adjectives and the genitive of pronouns.
- Usually, but not invariably, in vocative phrases.
- In the comparison of adjectives, and ordinal numbers (other than oþer)
(Mitchell & Robinson are a bit briefer, just saying that The strong form is used when the adj stands alone. The weak form appears when the adj follows a demonstrative or a possessive adjective eg mīn ealda frēond.)
I don't know that there is a rule behind "Often, but not always" after possessives - possibly just idiomatic usage.
- For personal possessive pronouns, they all cause weak declension, except third person (his, hire, heora). Here are some historical examples of third person possessive pronouns not causing weak declension:
- Mid his ǽwum wífe
- Æt his sylfes múþe
- Sécþ his ágen wuldor
- Be heora ágenum handgewinne lifigeaþ
- However, double-checking, I have just now in BT found several examples of third person possessives causing the weak declension, which means that both weak and strong were historically precedented practices for third person possessives. As such, it was inappropriate of me to correct that. I will avoid doing it in the future. Sorry for any inconvencience or confusion. Oh, and here are some examples of it causing weak declension:
- Gif he ne gehulpe hire sárlícan dreórinysse
- Gif wé healfunga and be summm dǽle heora gódan weorc secgeaþ
- Hí nú gyt heora ealdan gewunon healdaþ and from rihtum stígum healtiaþ
- Hé léde hyne on hys níwan byrgene
- My apologies. Ƿes hāl! 22:42, 7 Mǣdmōnaþ 2014 (UTC)
Ah, that article I rushed when a job come up. I took 'settedon hiera handa þæron' from the word 'handseten', intending "set their hands to it", which is what we might say today too. 'Setan' does have that meaning but a better phrasing may use the noun "handseten", as in these examples from B&T:
- Me saldan heora hondsetene ðisse gerædnesse (they put their hands to this agreement)
- Her is seo hondseten. Ego Oswald archiepiscopus... (here are the signatures. I Oswald archbishop, etc.)
- Ælfred cing Osulfe his hondsetene sealde
If the Treaty was sealed then 'inseglian' would be better.