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Are you a linguist?Edit

If I'm not mistaken I saw in some other place that you've studied [shemic] linguistics in academy. Isn't it? (talk) 02:45, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I have some expertise in ancient Semitic languages and linguistics. AnonMoos (talk) 04:25, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Yo Ho HoEdit

Talk:IX monogramEdit

I've removed all that, hope you don't mind. Different IP range but still the person covered under WP:PERUNBAN. Doug Weller talk 09:41, 3 January 2017 (UTC)


I'm not accustomed to using the "User Talk" pages, so pardon my ignorance. You made a comment on my User Talk page under the headline "Pentimal". Now, I've answered you there. But, your User Talk page is here, so how can you know if I don't tell you? Anyway, maybe it doesn't matter. I think the issue may be solved now, in a non-controversial manner. I still would like to thank you for reminding me. Happy New Year, that is if your preferred timekeeping system or calendar has a new year around this time :) clsc (talk) 01:44, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Talk:Reality-based communityEdit

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Commissioners' Plan of 1811Edit

Thanks for your copy-editing of my work on this article. Although I am actually an excellent speller, I'm a much-less-than-excellent typist, and having a keyboard that is slowly dying doesn't help. Thanks for the corrections., they are appreciated. Beyond My Ken (talk) 19:57, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Cracow UprisingEdit

Hi AnonMoos,

Since you participated in the recent WP:RM on the Free City of Cracow, I thought you might be interested in this requested move. (Talk:Kraków uprising) Genealogizer (talk) 22:44, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Cracow złotyEdit

Hi AnonMoos,

Since you participated in the Free City of Cracow RM, I want to let you know about an RM on Talk:Kraków złoty.

Genealogizer (talk) 04:41, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Grand Duchy of Cracow move requestEdit

You recently participated in a discussion of the title of Free City of Cracow. A similar discussion is now being held at Talk:Grand Duchy of Cracow if you care to participate. —  AjaxSmack  02:03, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

I removed my Language Desk postEdit

...because it seem the bot is the correct answer. Nobody had responded to my post at the time, but I see that you since have. I'm sure there would be far more articles in each language if we never deleted them. 10x as many ? 100x ? This I don't know. StuRat (talk) 17:19, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Assyrian cuneiformEdit

Impressive work, your collection!* Do you need any help with it? I could e.g. include them in the List of cuneiform signs. — Sebastian 06:42, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

I was planning to first, do post-upload cross-checking and minor error-corrections, then sort them by according to Unicode order, then decide which is the basic or most typical sign (in cases where multiple Assyrian Cuneiform glyphs correspond to a single Unicode code point). However, I only ever got 30% of the way through post-upload cross-checking and minor error-corrections. I could give you a table of the SVGs in Unicode order, but it would be missing some of the cross-checking, and there would be multiple SVGs for some Unicode code points... AnonMoos (talk) 14:45, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
I'm surprised you base the sorting on Unicode. I had assumed you'd prefer MesZL, as you did in your collection. So I anticipated only the problem of one MesZL having several Unicode representations. What I had in mind for including them in the List of cuneiform signs was just
  1. adding a column to those tables (or reusing the empty column) for your images
  2. picking the first image and just adding an image tag in the new column with the filename. I'd do that in a semi-automated way.
That doesn't preclude any in-image error corrections, since the image tag would automatically display the latest version of the image. However, any error corrections that involve changes in file name, such as may arise from cross-checking, would of course have to be duplicated in the List. If that could become a bigger issue, I could do step 2 in a way that can be easily reproduced.
A table of the SVGs would be helpful if it also contained the MesZL codes; otherwise I can create it from your collection.
Now that I look at your collection more closely, I realize that I don't understand it. Why do you combine MesZL 3 and MesZL 2 in one image, File:Assyrian cuneiform U1212C MesZL 3 or U12400 MesZL 2.svg? On my browser, U+12400 𒐀 looks very different from U+1212C 𒄬. — Sebastian 02:19, 26 October 2017 (UTC)


Thank you also for your book recommendation on Kircher. Would you attribute the decline of his reputation to the change of the cultural climate from mysticism (indulging in misconceptions) to rationalism (combatting them) then, or do you see a timeless lesson for us as human beings? — Sebastian 06:42, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

I don't have any profound knowledge of Athanasius Kircher. I've just seen various of his diagrams and maps for many years, and know that he was attempting a kind of grand synthesis of traditional systems and schemas at a time when many of them would soon be pushed aside by the rise of modern science. (A little similar to Casaubon in Middlemarch, maybe.) AnonMoos (talk) 14:45, 25 October 2017 (UTC)
Oh, don't worry! You read the book, that's profound enough for me. What was the lesson you learned from it? But maybe I should read Middlemarch first; I haven't read anything by G.E. yet. — Sebastian 01:51, 26 October 2017 (UTC)


Minor thingEdit

With this edit [1] you made it seem like Pluto2012 edited that talkpage himself (signature). It can cause confusion. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 13:14, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

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Thanks for the revertEdit

I meant only to remove the slur on Arabs, but inadvertantly got the whole thread. I'll just leave it as is. Thanks. μηδείς (talk) 16:41, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

Flag of SyriaEdit

A new unknown editor User Holy Logician wants to change the agreed consensus,which was using the term "Flag used by the Assad Government" and he wnats to change it to the "Flag used by the Syrian Government".Alhanuty (talk) 22:19, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

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New Page Patrol?Edit

Hi AnonMoos,

I've recently been looking for editors to invite to join New Page Patrol, and from your editing history, I think you would be a good candidate. Reviewing/patrolling a page doesn't take much time but it requires a good understanding of Wikipedia policies and guidelines; we could use some additional help from an experienced user like yourself. It would also be good to have a reviewer with your experience in theology for when related topics come up.

Would you please consider becoming a New Page Reviewer? (After gaining the flag, patrolling is not mandatory. One can do it at their convenience). But kindly read the tutorial before making your decision. If you choose to apply, you can drop an application over at WP:PERM/NPR.

Cheers, and hope to see you around, — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 12:58, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

German prefixesEdit

Hi, did that comment of mine reach you? I just wanted to make sure, as, unfortunately, the section has been archived by now. Regards,--Neufund (talk) 16:13, 12 September 2018 (UTC)


Hi, I see you're knowledgable in semitic languages. I'm working on a draft article for Hittite phonology. While researching on the pronunciation of its fricative consonants, Ugaritic loan words from Hittite show up as evidence. These consistently transcribe Hittite "š" as Ugaritic "ṯ", which is very strange because "š" is likely an alveolar or a post alveolar fricative, while this suggests a interdental place of articulation instead. However, I've seen you mention a merger in some semitic branch that would make a lot of sense if it applied to this language as well.

Also, Ugaritic seems to represent Hittite "ḫ", which is likely an uvular or pharyngeal fricative, with the letters for "ġ" and "ḥ",. It is odd that for "ḫ" to have two different places of articulation, but you mention a merger here as well. Could you fill me in with the details on how should all this be interpreted? --Tom 144 (talk) 21:36, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

I guess what I'm trying to ask is whether Ugaritic "ṯ" was pronounced as [θ] or [ʃ]. And whether "ġ" was a pharyngeal or a velar. --Tom 144 (talk) 19:30, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

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Elsie ChomskyEdit

Hello! Love your username by the way. I read an old comment of yours on William Chomsky's talk page in which you mentioned you were familiar with his work. I'm taking a shot in the dark and wondering if you might be able to point me to any sources about Elsie Chomsky and her work and career. So far I found this [2], plus mentions of her in books about Noam. I'm wondering if there is enough out there to establish her notability for an article about her. Not that I'm asking you to do research for me, but I thought I'd ask in case you might know off the top of your head of any places where I should look. Thanks much. Levivich (talk) 01:29, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Even after five years that’s a frustrating conversation to read! :-) Thanks anyway! Levivich (talk) 05:48, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Classical languageEdit

I want to explain why I removed the long quote from Edward Sapir from the Classical language article. Because the quote is very long relative to the prose in the article, Google is picking this quote out of the article as the definition of Classical language. (This is how I arrived at the article). Unfortunately, when Google does this it is not clear that this is a quote or the opinion of one scholar (from 1921). There exist, of course, other sources that disagree with his classification. For this reason, I don't think we can allow this, I hope this is ok for you. Thank you, Zephrine. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zephrine (talkcontribs) 01:50, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

For example where the quote says, "In comparison with these, even such culturally important languages as Hebrew and French sink into a secondary position". Like you, I thought this was very interesting, but many sources contradict. Problem is Google pulled it from us as the objective definition of "classical language". Did I do the wrong thing removing it? Zephrine (talk) 01:57, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

This barnstar is for you!Edit

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I have witnessed surreal cases across Wikipedia before, but what happened these days at Classical languages, which are on my watchlist, is beyond imagination. To see a sockpuppet going so far as to create as nearly as 50 sock accounts(!), is mind-blowing. You deserve this barnstar, as you are a much stronger editor than I am, in resisting their attacks , which, I admit, if were directed against me, I would have broke emotionally in pieces. Thank you for defending the article. - SilentResident (talk ✉ | contribs ✎) 02:32, 20 February 2019 (UTC)


Look, AnonMoos, I can understand you don't like socks and socking—nor do I, much—but, honestly, there's no need to expend so much energy on that talk page. They're unlikely to come back anyway, but, honestly, to an outsider, it might look as if you're kicking them when their down. Whether we like it or not, such editors—while effectively expelled from the community—do not need to be publically humiliated for whatever they did. Let it go, eh? On a lighter note, I hope you're well! ——SerialNumber54129 16:34, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

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Team member of Colors TVEdit

Hi sir Iam a team member of Colors from Wikipedia. I request can you created articles about our upcoming shows like, Choti Sardaarni , Vish: A Poisonous Story And Vidya if you created that Colors TV will always thank Full to you DreamMann (talk) 16:09, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Nehme pronunciationEdit

Hi, thanks for answering my question on the talk page. I have linked a few videos containing people pronouncing نعمة‎, could you please take a look at them? Thanks, Nehme1499 (talk) 00:00, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

No problem, thanks anyway. Nehme1499 (talk) 06:15, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Borromean ringsEdit

I understand all the issues in the first paragraph of the entry Borromean rings. It is quite flawed and I made an attempt to fix the most egregious flaw, but you undid it. The third sentence is fine, but the first two are not.

1) unconnected is wrong - the correct term is unlinked

2) "In other words" is wrong, because the second sentence is not a rephasing of the first.

3) Although I see your point, that if you delete a component then one has a two crossing link - and there are only 2 two crossing links, the unlink and the Hopf link. But this point is not made clearly in the second sentence. I personally don't think this is important enough to put in the second sentence.

As a professional mathematician, this is a discouraging experience - to try and help Wikipedia and then have it undone. Feel free to try and understand the points I made and to make the corrections. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jfdavis (talkcontribs) 00:38, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

You don't have a basic grasp of the issues involved or a basic grasp of the correct terminology; the first two sentences of the entry are sufficiently amateurish that they are practically gibberish. I corrected the second sentence, and then you undid my correction. I am an expert in these matters and you are not. If you put back in my correction, then I could work further on the wording; if not, I have better things to do. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jfdavis (talkcontribs) 21:09, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

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