Gratus aut grata in Vicipaediam Latinam acciperis! Ob contributa tua gratias agimus speramusque te delectari posse et manere velle.
Cum Vicipaedia nostra parva humilisque sit, paucae et exiguae sunt paginae auxilii, a quibus hortamur te ut incipias:
- Ops nexusque usoribus novis ( de, en, es, ru, ro, no, tl)
- De orthographia ( en)
- Enchiridion interpretis (Anglice scriptum)
- Lexica Neolatina
- Lexica Latina interretialia
- Fontes nominum Latinorum
- Fontes nominum geographicorum
In paginis encyclopaedicis mos noster non est nomen dare, sed in paginis disputationis memento editis tuis nomen subscribere, litteris impressis --~~~~, quibus insertis nomen tuum et dies apparebit. Quamquam vero in paginis ipsis nisi lingua Latina uti non licet, in paginis disputationum qualibet lingua scribi solet. Quodsi quid interrogare velis, vel Taberna vel pagina disputationis mea tibi patebit. Ave! Spero te "Vicipaedianum" aut "Vicipaedianam" fieri velle!
--Rafaelgarcia 01:55, 5 Februarii 2008 (UTC)
Reverti emendationes tuas apud Calendarium Gregorianum etc. Mos noster (ut vides in permultis paginis!) est litteris maiusculis uti in nominibus propriis et in adiectivis derivatis ex eis. Sic faciunt multi Latinistae. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:44, 9 Martii 2008 (UTC)
- Thanks for your reply.
- We have about 18,000 pages written by Latinists of many origins: if you think that all of us except you are mistaken, clearly you need to explain this to your co-editors generally (beginning, perhaps, at the Vicipaedia:Taberna. It isn't a good idea to make such a change on a few articles, without discussion, because you are introducing inconsistency.
- Rules for spelling, punctuation, copy-editing, etc. don't have much to do with language families such as Germanic and "Latin" (or, as I would call it, Romance). They are specific to single languages; sometimes, even within a language, they vary from one country to another.
- As to the modern layout and printing of Latin, the rules vary a bit, and to some extent they vary from country to country. But (to take five major examples from five different countries and two continents) I think all the Latin texts published in the Oxford, Teubner, Budé, Paravia and Loeb series follow the rule I mention above (proper nouns, and adjectives derived from them, take an initial capital).
- It's a matter of convention; conventions differ (no mistakes involved); and the convention followed on Vicipaedia is, if anything, the majority one. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 16:14, 9 Martii 2008 (UTC)
- [Whole discussion copied to Vicipaedia:Taberna: let's continue there! Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 17:21, 9 Martii 2008 (UTC) ]
- Please don't move pages undermining our Vicipaedia capitalization scheme. It has been discussed before (above). Why are you still violating our norms?--Rafaelgarcia 21:20, 31 Martii 2008 (UTC)
Hey, I hope my comment in the Taberna doesn't put you off. For me, the most important thing here is to write in decent Latin, and increase the breadth, depth, and quality of the content of this encyclopedia. Arguments like this over capital letters seem kind of frivolous and counterproductive to me. I don't always agree with practices here, but there are much bigger fish to fry, so to speak. Anyways, I hope you can work with us, not against us. We always need the help! Thanks, and valeas quam optime.--Ioscius (disp) 01:28, 1 Aprilis 2008 (UTC)
- I second Ioscius' sentiment.--Rafaelgarcia 01:37, 1 Aprilis 2008 (UTC)
- I agree with the above wholeheartedly! We really need contributions that extend and improve the encyclopaedia. Like Ioscius, I too am working here with some scribal conventions that I personally don't like. I think working together on this, and getting information available on the Web in the best of all international languages, is the most important thing. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 07:54, 1 Aprilis 2008 (UTC)