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Breakfast and other mealsRecensere

Javi, the Basque names for meals, including breakfast, seem to have interesting origins. But the tiro can easily get these things wrong. Could you kindly tell me the literal meanings, as they appear to you, of Gosaria • Bazkaria • Askaria • Afaria? Thank you! And happy holidays! Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 20:14, 26 Decembris 2011 (UTC)

Andrew, I'm very sorry for my delayed answer, and even more sorry because I do not know whether I can answer properly... Keeping aside the -ari ending (-a is the absolutive mark) which indicates "to do" (pelotari is someone who plays pilota), gose is hunger, but the rest (bazk-, ask- and af-) I ignore. You seem to miss the most important of Basque meals, the hamaiketako (the inesive form of hamaika, which is eleven), the meal eaten between breakfast and lunch!--Xaverius 16:26, 17 Ianuarii 2012 (UTC)
On the last point: do you Oxonians have "elevenses"? That idea would seem to be a close match for the Basque. IacobusAmor 18:12, 17 Ianuarii 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, not that I know of. I haven't had any as yet!--Xaverius 19:36, 17 Ianuarii 2012 (UTC)
Yes, that resemblance is very striking. But I guess archaeologists don't get out of bed till noon, so Javi would never have noticed!
Thanks very much for your reply, Javi. It's odd, then, that the word for "breakfast" has a clear etymological meaning while the other main meals don't. But that's linguistics for you, I guess ... Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 13:24, 24 Ianuarii 2012 (UTC)
That is as far as I can tell you regarding my etymological knowledge of basque. Probably other people may have a far better knowledge! And regarding waking up times (oh, Tab slander... ;-) ), it depends on the season and location (whether on site, in Oxford or on holidays)! Plus, --Xaverius 12:17, 25 Ianuarii 2012 (UTC)

Tibi respondiRecensere

... in pagina disputationis mea. Mattie 01:11, 1 Martii 2012 (UTC)

Iulia MicheliniRecensere

Vale carissime Xaveri, quomodo te habes? Tibi peto parvam relecturam istae paginae quae nunc scripsi.

Tibi gratias ago

Rex Momo (talk) 10:47, 1 Martii 2012 (UTC)


Ecce paginae quas modo creavi, part of the big cleaning-up job ahead of us! Arnor, Gollum, Théoden, Rohan, Gondor, Mordor, Saruman, Gimli, Legolas‎, Boromir, Aragorn, Peregrin Took, Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, Meriadoc Brandybuck‎, Samwise Gamgee; et Dominus Anulorum ad The Lord of the Rings movi. The pages are nearly all the same and very basic, but it's still something! Mattie (disputatio) 06:27, 3 Martii 2012 (UTC)

Optime, mi Mattie! Out of this we can begin to build a structure, and even a template to relate them all, something like {{Communitas Anuli}}...--Xaverius 23:03, 4 Martii 2012 (UTC)
A template sounds like a good idea, for sure. I myself created (read: stole from the French) {{Silmarillion}} yesterday to facilitate navigation between pages relating to it. If you start a more general template, I'll surely join you and expand it ... :) Mattie (disputatio) 00:02, 6 Martii 2012 (UTC)

Mamma miaRecensere

Salve Xaverius!

Donatello sum.

Hic iocose sonet, sed commentationes duae de Super Mario sunt; Marius (persona ficticia) et Mario (Nintendo). Eradas 'Mario (Nintendo)', si possum rogare?

Salutationibus Donatello (disputatio) 22:00, 6 Maii 2012 (UTC).

Cora CoralinaRecensere

Vale, carissime Xaveri, quomodo te habes? Tibi peto parvam relecturam istae paginae quae feci.

Tibi gratias ago

Rex Momo (disputatio) 08:30, 16 Maii 2012 (UTC)

Hieroglyphs (again)Recensere

Any idea why the glyphs aren't working at Pisces Nilotici & Usor:Iustinus/pisces Nilotici? They seem to be fine elsewhere, so maybe it's just the K range of glyphs? --Iustinus (disputatio) 19:58, 22 Maii 2012 (UTC)

Mi Iustine, I have now idea about why those aren't working, I'm sorry. In fact, I can see all the hieroglyphs for all the fish through my browser, so it is either yours, or perhaps someone has already fixed it! --Xaverius 08:08, 24 Maii 2012 (UTC)
Seems to be restored for me too. Thanks anyway! --Iustinus (disputatio) 03:27, 25 Maii 2012 (UTC)


" sea quizá la palabra más adecuada..." Jajajajajaj xD... Bueno, bueno, que no oigan los Fascistas a esa lenguaje tan floja y correcta! Ya me parece suficiente para despidir cada forma de duda ;). Pero entonces ayudame y por favor dime: ¿Quales serían tus "propuestas" acerca de la palabra para internet (que por lo visto no los he entendido correctamente)? Estoo... ¿Que harías si reálmente quisieras cambiar la palabra e imponerla en las ovejas con una cierta forma de autoridad? ¿Hay un foro por ahí que sería más conveniente? Es que ya no puedo dejarlo :P... Y gracias por ese quote que un inglés nunca lo hubiera escrito jeje. Artaynte (disputatio) 00:16, 31 Octobris 2012 (UTC)

No tengo ninguna propuesta, la verdad, porque se me escapa, y te avsio que no va a haber manera e cambiar nuestra posruta aquí. Se va a quedar interrete por varias razones, incluyendo su paralelismo a la palaba original, lo que lo hace más visible y directamente entendible a todo el mundo. Si quieres, usa Usor:Artaynte/Interrete? --Xaverius 09:55, 31 Octobris 2012 (UTC)

Gratias, quamquam iterum ne attegisti quidem quae atulli, quod quidam sine dubio praeiudicium seu quod nostris in linguis conformismum dicerent. Attamen plane nullius ponderis conscientiae tuae, ut credo, vera non quaesivisse. Vale ergo. Artaynte (disputatio) 12:51, 4 Novembris 2012 (UTC)


You might want to comment at Disputatio:Imperium Romanum, Xaveri! Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 10:33, 25 Novembris 2012 (UTC)

I apologised and will gladly comment on any issues we put forward. Let the debate begin!--Xaverius 12:11, 25 Novembris 2012 (UTC)

Nauta =>masc in astronautaRecensere

¡Anda! Nice catch! ¡Eres tú el ninja de vicipedia!Jondel (disputatio) 04:20, 19 Decembris 2012 (UTC)

Happy New Year ...Recensere

I hope you don't mind, I thought I'd try updating the "Scin tu?" section. I have a few others up my sleeve. I'll add them to the prospective "Scin tu?" list and and we'll see how it goes ... OK? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 10:49, 10 Ianuarii 2013 (UTC)

Sure, of course, mi Andreas! I'm so sorry I've neglected it for so long!--Xaverius 10:57, 10 Ianuarii 2013 (UTC)


Javi, here's a stipula for you to play with: {{archaeologia-stipula}} =

  Haec stipula ad archaeologiam spectat. Amplifica, si potes!

If you'd like one just for (late) Roman antiquity, that can be arranged. Cheers! IacobusAmor (disputatio) 15:35, 6 Martii 2013 (UTC)

Great! Thanks for it!--Xaverius 09:12, 7 Martii 2013 (UTC)


I keep encountering Donatello's footnotes in which he has verified that some important word or other, previously uncited, is to be found in a source. I think his work on this has been really useful (not to mention the pornographic actresses). I can't remember how we do stars -- is it possible to devise and award a star for lexicography? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 12:07, 16 Iunii 2013 (UTC)

Vicipaedia:Praemia Vicipaedianis, Disputatio Vicipaediae:Praemia Vicipaedianis. --UV (disputatio) 18:28, 16 Iunii 2013 (UTC)
Yep, the Praemia are the way to award stars!--Xaverius 09:44, 19 Iunii 2013 (UTC)
Thanks to both of you: I couldn't remember.
It's good to see you hard at work on Vicipaedia, Javi. We're well on the way to 100,000, you know. It's astonishing. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:58, 20 Iunii 2013 (UTC)
Well, I'm on holidays and my supervisor has my thesis draft to read over the summer... I can indulge again in my (constantly-in-need-of-improvement) Latin!
And I've got a series of new objectives to increase our total number of articles!--Xaverius 14:59, 20 Iunii 2013 (UTC)


Hi, Javi. Can you by any chance help here? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 20:23, 11 Iulii 2013 (UTC)

See also Disputatio:Retogenes Caraunius. Same anonymous contributor -- perhaps the author of the comic? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:21, 12 Iulii 2013 (UTC)

Palaeographia: de scriptura BeneventanaRecensere

Ave, Xaveri!

Cum apud Vicipaediam conspexissem quandam rerum palaeographicarum inopiam, speravi me paulo contribuere posse.
Ne multa: quo nomine oportet illam scripturam, quae dicitur Langobard(ic)a, appellare? Nomen "Beneventana", quod E. A. Lowe imposuit, puto accuratissimum. Tamen, ut saepe accidit, plurima videmus nomina ipsius scripturae! Quid putas?
Vale optime. --Alexander De Jasminis (disputatio) 16:36, 22 Iulii 2014 (UTC)

Salve, Alexander! Ego de hac re perpauca scio, sed pro certo locutionem "Scriptura Beneventana" iam interdum vidi. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 20:57, 25 Iulii 2014 (UTC)
Bene est. Paginam creabo igitur iam video, sed puto eam amplificandam esse; quodcumque amabo consilium! Valete. --Alexander De Jasminis (disputatio) 22:19, 25 Iulii 2014 (UTC)
Egomet nescio. Apud oxonienses in aula didici nomina dua, sed si putas 'Langobardicam' meliorem esse, igitur de ea scribas.--Xaverius 22:56, 28 Iulii 2014 (UTC)

Gastronomia RivogianaRecensere

Salve Xaveri! Iamne vidisti commentationem tuam Gastronomia Rivogiana in categoria "non stipula" esse? Certe eam servare velis, ne a zelo scientifico devoretur!--Utilo (disputatio) 20:32, 25 Februarii 2015 (UTC)

Perfil en llatíRecensere

Hola! Em podries corregir aquest text del meu perfil en llatí?

Hola (Salve), ego Josep Maria Roca Peña sum et XX annis habeo.

Ego de Barcino (Catalaunia) sum, ita catalanus sum et volo independentiam Catalauniæ. Et quoque lingua hispanica et lingua lusitana loquor, quia aliquantisper in Portugallia vixi. Ego maxime tres series amo: Star Trek, Code Lyoko et Winx Club, et vicies de his seriebus in multis linguis habeo.

Si translationem vel correctionem vis facere in  ,  ,  ,  ,   vel  , nuntium mihi mittas cum petitiom tuam et hoc faciam, solum nuntium debes scribere ad paginam disputationis meam.

Aquí et deixo la versió en català:

Hola, em dic Josep Maria Roca Peña i tinc 20 anys.

Sóc de Barcelona, Catalunya, doncs sóc català i vull que Catalunya sigui independent. També parlo espanyol i portuguès, perquè he estat a Portugal durant un temps. M’agraden especialment tres sèries: Star Trek, Codi Lyoko i Winx Club, i tinc wikis ďaquestes sèries en una gran quantitat ďidiomes.

Si vols que faci una traducció o correcció en  ,  ,  ,  ,   o  , deixa’m un missatge amb la teva soŀlicitud i ho faré, només has ďescriure un missatge al meu mur de missatges.

İ aquí la versió en castellà:

Hola, me llamo Josep Maria Roca Peña y tengo 20 años.

Soy de Barcelona, Cataluña, luego soy catalán y quiero que Cataluña sea independiente. También hablo español y portugués, porque he estado en Portugal durante un tiempo. Me gustan especialmente tres series: Star Trek, Código Lyoko y Winx Club, y tengo wikis de estas series en una gran cantidad de idiomas.

Si quieres que haga una traducción o corrección en  ,  ,  ,  ,   o  , déjame un mensaje con tu solicitud y lo haré, sólo tienes que escribir un mensaje en mi muro de mensajes.

Gràcies! --Josep Maria Roca Peña (disputatio) 21:42, 11 Augusti 2015 (UTC)

De iubilaeo Vicipaedianorum

Annum 2016 prosperum et felicem omnibus amicis Vicipaedianis opto! Apud Tabernam consentivimus annum 2016 (quem iubilaeum nostrum Helveticus nuncupavit) praecipue dedicare ad textum paginarum Vicipaedicarum augendum et meliorandum. Huic proposito consentiens (si tu consentis!) sic pro communi inceptu nostro agere potes:

  • Quando paginas novas legibiles, fontibus munitas, et non brevissimas creare vis, crea! Ne timeas!
  • Quandocumque paginam aut breviorem aut mendosam aut male confectam reperis, cura! corrige! auge!
  • Si paginam novam brevissimam creare in mentem habes, recogita ... An potius textum longiorem scribere oportet? An prius aliam paginam, iam exstantem, augere potes?

Quo dicto, Vicipaediani liberi sumus. Paginae etiam breves, quae inter veras "stipulas" admitti possunt (vide formulam "Non stipula"), accepturae sunt sicut iam antea accipi solent. Scribe igitur sine metu, sicut iam scripsisti! [en] Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 18:38, 1 Ianuarii 2016 (UTC)

regnum AsturorumRecensere

Hi, Xaveri. Nice to see you around. You were right to delete "Galliciense" but you might care to explain on the talk page. I only added the word and found the reference because of a comment made on the talk page, and you could neatly close that debate. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 20:25, 24 Februarii 2016 (UTC)

Said and done! As I mention, there may be some controversy, but Asturias is, methinks, the way to go.--Xaverius 20:34, 24 Februarii 2016 (UTC)

Valentinus, -a, -umRecensere

Humanissime collega: miror te “valentianum, -am, -um” (!!??) scribere contra opinionem omnium auctorum, qui semper et constanter “valentinum, -am, -um” scripserunt. Ecce pauca exempli gratia: Cicero, Orationes in C. Verrem, 2. 5. 40: “Cum ad te valentini venissent ...... ipsis autem valentinis ex tam illustri nobilisque municipio ...” Bernardinus Gomesius, De Vita et rebus gestis Iacobi regis aragonum, libri XX, Valentiae 1582: p. 57: “.... ingresus est fines valentini regni.” p. 94: “... in valentinum regnum profugisse” p. 221: “.... ab electo primo valentino episcopo fuit celebratum”. p. 273: : “... dissidente canonicorum valentinorum collegio”. Alexander VII, papa, Bulla “Super Universi Orbis”, Romae 1657: p. 4: “... in ecclesia valentina, totius regni Valentiae metropoli” p. 5: “... archiepiscopus valentinus et capitulum dictae ecclesiae valentinae...” Rogo ut scriptum tuum de "Lingua Valentina" (et omnes paginas conexas) consideres.--Spqv (disputatio) 17:52, 27 Aprilis 2016 (UTC)

Gratias ago ob litteras tuas, mi Spqv. Re vera nesciebam valentinum formam praeferendam esse. Si vis, te rogo has mutationes apud vicipaediam nostram facias, ut egomet pauce et breviter lineas hic nunc scribo. Valeas,--Xaverius 18:19, 10 Maii 2016 (UTC)

your signatureRecensere

Hello Xaveri, you apparently still use

<font color="blue">[[:la:usor:Xaverius|Xave]]</font><font color="green">[[:eu:Lankide:Xaverius|ri]]</font><font color="red">[[:eu:Lankide_eztabaida:Xaverius|us]]</font>

as your signature. The <font> tag is deprecated, and will over the next few days cause all pages where you left your signature to be listed on Special:LintErrors/obsolete-tag. Two requests:

[[User:Xaverius|<span style="color:blue;">Xave</span>]][[:eu:Lankide:Xaverius|<span style="color:green;">ri</span>]][[:eu:Lankide_eztabaida:Xaverius|<span style="color:red;">us</span>]]
  • Would you mind if I use User:UVbot to change all occurrences of your former signature to the new format I gave above, in order to fix the format?

Greetings, --UV (disputatio) 21:37, 11 Aprilis 2017 (UTC)

Oh, dear - not at all, please, be my guest!--Xaverius 10:49, 28 Aprilis 2017 (UTC)
Done, thank you! Please do not forget to go to Special:Preferences and change your signature there as well. Greetings, --UV (disputatio) 07:27, 29 Aprilis 2017 (UTC)
Vidi ac feci--Xaverius 09:18, 29 Aprilis 2017 (UTC)
Great, thank you! --UV (disputatio) 18:10, 29 Aprilis 2017 (UTC)


Nice to see you around Vicipaedia, Javi. Where are you in real life (so-called)? Cambridge? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 12:26, 2 Februarii 2018 (UTC)

If you were active on Facebook, you might know these things! ;) IacobusAmor (disputatio) 12:30, 2 Februarii 2018 (UTC)
All is going well in Cambridge! I have a lovely office in the museum, and it feels good to be back doing research - with none other than Andrew Wallace-Hadrill himself!--Xaverius 15:30, 2 Februarii 2018 (UTC)

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Reminder: Share your feedback in this Wikimedia surveyRecensere

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Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia surveyRecensere

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Vale, carissime Xaverius, quomodo te habes?

Por favor, he escrito algo màs en esta pagina, mas mi Latin no es bueno, :-), por favor, te pido un contextito rapido, un minuto! Muchas gracias por todo. Hasta luego!

Rei Momo (disputatio) 13:36, 16 Maii 2018 (UTC)

Mohammad GhorbanpourRecensere

Hi. Could you please delete Mohammad Ghorbanpour as either cross-wiki spam or non-notable? The article has been repeatedly recreated and deleted in several language versions. Hiàn (disputatio) 03:53, 25 Maii 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Javi. I happened to see this, and since the page had long been a non-stipula I went ahead and deleted it. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:06, 25 Maii 2018 (UTC)

Traducció al llatíRecensere

Hola, Xaverius! Com va tot? Bé, volia dir-te si podries traduïr-me un text sobre mi al llatí, si us plau?

Aquí et deixo la versió en català:

El català és la meva llengua materna. Tinc el nivell C1 de portuguès. M’agraden molt els idiomes, els aprenc durant el meu temps lliure. De romanès m’he tret el B1 a la universitat ďAlacant. Ara estudio rus a ľEscola Oficial ďİdiomes Barcelona-Drassanes, allà m’han donat ľA2 (de rus). D’italià i ďoccità no tinc res oficial ni he anat a cap curs, els he après perquè són fàcils. El gallec: de la mateixa manera que ľitalià i ľoccità, i a més vaig sortir amb una noia gallega. Ľanglès i el francès els vaig estudiar a ľescola fent ľESO, però no he continuat i són els que pitjor porto: anglès escrit en sé bastant (Babel-3), però ľoral gairebé no entenc res. El mateix amb el francès, però de Babel-1. İ el serbi ľestic aprenent: primer ľestudiava sol, i després vaig començar classes particulars per aprendre’n més.

İ aquí la versió en castellà:

El catalán es mi lengua materna. Tengo el nivel C1 de portugués. Me gustan mucho los idiomas, los aprendo durante mi tiempo libre. De rumano me he sacado el B1 en la universidad de Alicante. Ahora estudio ruso en la Escuela Oficial de İdiomas Barcelona-Drassanes, allí me han dado el A2 (de ruso). De italiano y de occitano no tengo nada oficial ni he ido a ningún curso, los he aprendido porque son fáciles. El gallego: del mismo modo que el italiano y el occitano, y además salí con una chica gallega. El inglés y el francés los estudié en la escuela haciendo la ESO, pero no he continuado y son los que peor llevo: inglés escrito sé bastante (Babel-3), pero el oral casi no entiendo nada. Lo mismo con el francés, pero de Babel-1. Y el serbio estoy aprendiéndolo: primero lo estudiaba solo, y después empecé clases particulares para aprender más.

Gràcies! --Josep Maria Roca Peña (disputatio) 19:42, 12 Augusti 2018 (UTC)

Correcció de la meva traduccióRecensere

Hola un altre cop! He fet aquesta traducció pel meu compte, me la podries corregir, si us plau? --Josep Maria Roca Peña (disputatio) 16:39, 16 Augusti 2018 (UTC)

Catalana mea prima lingua est. C1 gradum linguae Lusitanae habeo. Linguas amo et otiose disco. B1 gradum linguae Dacoromanicae consecutus sum in universitate Lucentina. Nunc linguam Russicam studeo in officiali schola linguarum “Barcino-Drassanes”, ubi A2 gradum consecutus sum. Linguam Italianam et linguam Occitanam scio, sed officialia diplomata careo vel curriculis non interfui, has linguas didici quia faciles sunt. Linguam Gallaicam didici in eodem modo sicut linguam Italianam et linguam Occitanam, et etiam Gallaicam amatricem habui. Linguam Anglicam et linguam Francogallicam in schola didici dum faciebam Gradum Secundariae Eruditionis, sed non permansi et hae sunt linguae quas peius loquor: Anglice multum legere possum (Babel-3), sed paene locutam linguam Anglicam non intellego. In eodem situ cum lingua Francogallica, sed cum simplici gradu (Babel-1). Et linguam Serbicam disco: primo, solus studebam illam, sed tunc privatas lectiones coepi, ut magis discam.
Salve! Emmendavi paulum, ut vides--Xaverius 07:34, 22 Augusti 2018 (UTC)


Thank you, Javi, for suggesting four very different pages for the "pagina cottidiana" feature. You saw my note on the Taberna, I guess. Are you by any chance able to keep the feature going for the next couple of weeks (beginning 3 April)? It takes just a few minutes each day.

I am travelling to Coimbra, and then to York, to give two conference papers. I am currently not sure under which customs regime I will be flying home on 14 April. Two things seem certain: Ryanair will keep going through it all if anyone does; and if they can't, they won't take the blame. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 13:50, 31 Martii 2019 (UTC)

Yes, certainly, I'll give it a try. I see there is a list already of pages for the near future, but I can keep adding. Coimbra is a lovely place, if you have never been there. Try and see if there is white port -- the greatest secret the Portuguese have, and the one wine they seem to refuse to export (and that they keep just for themselves)!--Xaverius 14:21, 31 Martii 2019 (UTC)
Well, I have been before -- as an undergraduate on a summer course in 1969! It seems, and is, almost a lifetime ago. Naturally I take careful note of your advice :)
Thank you very much for agreeing. I have preferred pages that are, at least, stipulae, and I think that choosing new pages may help to encourage Vicipaedians who are currently active. But variety is good too. Feel perfectly free to choose any pages you wish -- no need to use my list, which was gathered simply so that I had some at hand to keep me going.
If you happen to miss a day, you can simply duplicate the line on the page Vicipaedia:Index paginarum cottidianarum/Anno 2019 promotae -- this keeps the day-count correct. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:49, 31 Martii 2019 (UTC)
If you really enjoyed it, Javi, you can take over the pagina cottidiana! Or do you fancy adding a "scin tu ...?" once a week? I know very well your life is empty without Vicipaedia! Anyway, I'm back home now, ready to go, and thanks again, Javi, for keeping this feature going in the meanwhile. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 13:53, 15 Aprilis 2019 (UTC)
No problem at all! It was all good. I think the "Scin tu.." I should be able to take over.--Xaverius 14:57, 15 Aprilis 2019 (UTC)

De usore novoRecensere

Hi, Xaveri. My impression is that Usor:Romulanus doesn't really know how to write a Latin sentence (see the second sentence of Manius Acilius Fronto) but I could be wrong. Perhaps you'd care to greet him and see if you can persuade him to write a little more about each person? It appears that the centrepin of that extended family is Acilia Plecusa, so let's hear about her! Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 16:11, 27 Iunii 2019 (UTC)

Will do, no worries. I would say these are people known only from an inscription, so I doubt there is much more to say. It may be even better to have an article about the inscription itself (?)--Xaverius 07:58, 28 Iunii 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I agree with you. We could wait and see if Romulanus does any more, and discuss with him. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 08:05, 28 Iunii 2019 (UTC)

Anatolius LibermanRecensere

We were nibbling at the same cake. Hope I didn't delete any crumbs of yours -- Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 08:25, 17 Iulii 2019 (UTC)

Minime, mi Andreas! I simply gave it the tiniest bit of formatting and flagged it as "needs improving". On that subject, we have a whole lot of pages in the Augenda category which would be up for speedy deletion, but I can't put myself to delete all of them, even if they contravene current policy. I try to add bibliogrpahies to bulk them up (and, if I may say, the search engine of the Cambridge Library is very useful in this aspect, because it gives you references and you can copy-paste the bibliographic details!). But it may not be enough with some of them. Should we all have a discussion on that?--Xaverius 12:00, 17 Iulii 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I do some adding of references myself.
My general feeling is, if an article is on a specially important topic, I try to save it. If it fails on only one count (e.g. no external references), I try to save it. [If it contains plenty of real Latin text, I try to save it.] If it fails on more than one count, and doesn't seem specially important, and has been waiting six months or more, I delete it. Such articles are usually extremely brief, and would be really easy to re-create if anyone wants to.
Maybe someone else will comment here. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 15:56, 17 Iulii 2019 (UTC)


Hi Xaveri. Thanks for adding some more potential pages-of-the-day. From next Saturday, for eight days, we will be on Paros and probably not able to go on line very much. Will you be around? Could you fix up the page-of-the-day during that period, as you did before?

NB I skipped "Lingua Valentina" because I had a feeling there might be a bit too much POV in it. But you know Hispania a lot better than I do, and if you think it's OK, use it! Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 08:37, 8 Octobris 2019 (UTC)

Paros is definitely a nice place for a long week break (especially at this time of the year)! Yes, sure. I can do that. For the coming week. As for Valencian, I'll have a look more closely and maybe be purge it and bring the tone down.--Xaverius 08:51, 8 Octobris 2019 (UTC)

I think I've done with the Geuissae now. I have five (!) conflicting statements from recent authors about how they match with the West Saxons, all quoted in footnotes 5 to 9. I don't know if en:Barbury Castle comes within your field of interest, but, if it does, I got the Latin name Bereberia from Ekwall's Concise Oxf. Dict. of Engl. Place-Names. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 15:20, 26 Octobris 2019 (UTC)

Thank you so much on the Geuissae! Five conflicting statements sound about right. I think that for the 6th/7th century is actually not that bad. And thanks for Bereberia. Sounds like an interesting article to have.--Xaverius 11:41, 27 Octobris 2019 (UTC)


Hi, Xaveri. Believe it or not, I'm travelling again. This time to Istanbul to speak at a symposium. And I'm travelling by train. This means I'll be away from 1st to 13th December. Is there any chance that you could do the page of the day again? As before, it doesn't matter if some days are missed, but it's good if it changes fairly often. I will leave a list of some possible pages, but the choice is completely yours and you are good at choosing them!

Of course, please tell me if this is impossible for you. You might be travelling too. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 12:51, 26 Novembris 2019 (UTC)

That should be ok, mi Andreas! Enjoy Istambul - I was there dor a conference thiis spring and really enjoyed it!--Xaverius 14:32, 26 Novembris 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, Xaveri, I'm back at home now. Istanbul was great and the train journey not without interest. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 21:45, 15 Decembris 2019 (UTC)
Nobody done away with in transit? Or are we thinking of the wrong train? IacobusAmor (disputatio) 21:48, 15 Decembris 2019 (UTC)
No pesky Belgian detectives on board, I guess...--Xaverius 08:50, 16 Decembris 2019 (UTC)
I fear the Orient Express no longer runs (except to Venice for the very rich). The trains I took were less comfortable, but quite peaceful. A good way to travel. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 13:38, 16 Decembris 2019 (UTC)


You're used to this task by now ... if you are around and able to take this on, could you do the Pagina cottidiana from Monday 17 February? This time I'm going into hospital, for about a week, they say. Giorno2, Iacobus of course, and Andreas Raether are all amazingly active these days and often offer something new for you to choose, and you clearly have plenty of ideas of your own. Free choice. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:06, 13 Februarii 2020 (UTC)

Get well soon! I've been trying to do one of the 10,000 most important pages a day—not that they're all really the most important, but the world is ranking Vicipaedia on the basis of them, so there we are. More than three thousand remain undone. IacobusAmor (disputatio) 14:21, 13 Februarii 2020 (UTC)
Andrew, all the best wishes for next week! --UV (disputatio) 20:30, 13 Februarii 2020 (UTC)
Oh, Andrew, I hope all goes well! Will keep all fingers crossed, and sure, worry not. I'll do the paginas cottidianas.--Xaverius 21:39, 13 Februarii 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, all three, for your good wishes. I intend to reappear very soon! Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:25, 14 Februarii 2020 (UTC)
Javi, please keep on doing it a bit longer if you can. Still in hospital, longing for them to send me home. I noticed a good new article (at first glance) Placentula antequadragesimalis. A possibility. I added the local name -- took me an age to do it without my mouse -- the kind of thing I often do. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 07:52, 24 Februarii 2020 (UTC)
Yes, sorry! I've just been not paying attention over the weekend -- partly (but not only) busy writing a paper on early medieval beekeeping!--Xaverius 16:15, 24 Februarii 2020 (UTC)
I wasn't hinting! Even the physiotherapist who pummels my chest every day has Sundays off! And those bees are much more important. I want to read it when it's published please. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 16:45, 24 Februarii 2020 (UTC)
That's ok -- it saved me having to look through the list! And I shall send it over when it's out. Mind, it's not my finest piece of scholarship (probably because of the lack of aqueducts), but I'm trying to argue for an urban beekeeping tradition in the post-Roman period. There isn't any conclusive positive evidence, but there are enough bits and pieces, I'd say...--Xaverius 18:29, 24 Februarii 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Javi, for doing the pagina cottidiana all this time. I am now at my real computer at last, ready to get to work properly. So I'm happy to deal with it from tomorrow onwards -- Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 18:24, 6 Martii 2020 (UTC)
Any time! I'm glad you're back home now!--Xaverius 19:33, 6 Martii 2020 (UTC)

Pagina Cottidiana Proponenda?Recensere

Ave! Volebam paginam novam ab me creatam offerre sicut paginam cottidianam, sed nescio utrum ego ipse in indicem paginarum cottidianarum addere liceat, an me oporteat suadere magistratui sicut tibi. Paginae nomen est “Puggulus,” si tibi placet eam adspicere. Multas gratias tui auxilii causa!

Ad. - Conabor invenire fontem etymologicum pro nomine "puggulo"; hoc momento adhuc interpretatio phonetica mihi videtur melius quam orthographia Anglice directa. --Denwego (disputatio) 15:27, 6 Martii 2020 (UTC)

Salve Denwego! Valde tibi licet pagniam tuam proponere. Paginam tum egomet in indice scribam. Sed ego nomen paginae mutare ad puggle suadeo, quia pugglus nomen est fictum. --Xaverius 15:41, 6 Martii 2020 (UTC)
Optime, multissimas gratias domine! Mox mutabo exempla "puggulus" in pagina ut consensus recogitetur. Rogarem autem - melius foret me paginam novam nomine "puggle" creaturum tum articulum transcribendum, an sinerem ab te sicut magistratu articuli nomen modificari? --Denwego (disputatio) 15:54, 6 Martii 2020 (UTC)
Iam feci!--Xaverius 19:33, 6 Martii 2020 (UTC)
Te saluto, domine, propter tantum auxilium! --Denwego (disputatio) 04:04, 7 Martii 2020 (UTC)