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For your information, my attempt at an edit was not cut and pasted from another source. I am attempting to make available a simple formula for enclosed area of an ellipse which is more general than the common one. I got as far as I could and put in references to the figure and citation as placeholders till I could get back to the job, since I was uncertain how to save my changes without actually applying them. Can I get back to what I already did, or do I have to start from scratch?

I have never tried to edit Wikipedia before, but I am fairly tech-savvy and fluent in Latex. The documentation on how to edit Wikipedia is among the worst I have encountered in my (approx 60 years) of computing experience. Bernard Gottschalk (talk) 13:50, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

I have replied on your own Talk page. Apologies, and thank you!

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John Dobson's deathEdit

Hi, I grew up with John's son and it was announced on on social media so that is how I know he died. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Miskatonic (talkcontribs) 02:23, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Royal StarsEdit

Hi! Thanks for the reminder for Royal Stars. I honestly haven't found any reliable sources -- most, in fact, seem to relate to Astrology and that is a very difficult topic to find reliable sources in (as you probably very well know having an interest in Astronomy). I tried posting in the WikiProject Iran talk forums to see if anyone had come across mention of this in any historical Persian works, but that didn't yield any answers. I think for the time being my hopes for actually expanding that article with sources have hit a dead end. SkarmCA (talk) 15:04, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

UpdatesEdit

Hello Pierre, I see that you are still in Wiki. You probably already have heard on the grapevine and thus know that Pascual and Sara's Empremerie en Gros went bankrupt some time early in the summer of 2009 (if not 2008), but I'm telling you just in case you did not get wind of this. As a Pheonix out of the ashes arose Msdiaplus (or Media Plus?) with a numbered federal registration/incorporation. A clever lawyer fixed everything and Antje is now the head and owner of the new outfit. Pascal takes care of the distribution van drivers and Sara is the receptionist. the printion operation is on a reduced scale. Unlike Pascual, Antje does not keep on printing for clients who don't pay. As a matter of fact cients now have to make a downpayment that is suffieciently large that it does not hurt too much if a client refuses to pay because the job is "not satifactory". Peter Horn User talk 03:34, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

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List of leaning towersEdit

Hello, in 2008 you added the Saint-Léonard Tower to this list. I am having difficulty finding references regarding this tower. Could you please add its location and/or relevant links to the page in question?

Thank you very much, - Montréalais (talk) 00:54, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Update: No need to worry. I located a photograph of the tower, and based on that identified its former location and confirmed that it no longer exists. - Montréalais (talk) 01:09, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

caisseEdit

Can you record the pronunciation of the word caisse with a Quebec accent please ? Fête (talk) 11:04, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

tempêteEdit

Les Gaspésiens prononcent "tempette" pour le mot tempête ? Fête (talk) 00:32, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Pourquoi il prononce "tempaète" pour le mot tempête ? Il est gaspésien. Fête (talk) 10:56, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

fêteEdit

C'est vrai que le mot fête se prononce "faite" à Québec ? Fête (talk) 00:53, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Stated ages of inter- (trans-?)stellar eventsEdit

   Your clarifying talk contrib some years ago, re Orion Nebula, is priceless to me, and i wish i could figure out how to render your point accessible as an anchor other than an explicit section title for a sentence or two in an appropriate WP article. E.g., i'd probably edit the final sentence of the lead of Orion Nebula adding a link to it, perhaps,

They were probably formed one thousand years ago in an unknown violent event.

with the target of that (currently red) link being a Rdr to said anchor.
   If i had to rely on my own unsystematic reading, i'd probably add something following that anchor -- perhaps no article offers a better place than does Light-year -- like

Astronomical records date from well before knowledge of the orders of magnitude of extra-terrestrial distances -- let alone transit times of light between astronomical bodies, relative velocities of galaxies, or relativistic time dilation; even differences between solar and sidereal time probably were little more than curiosities before the Renaissance.[citation needed] Perhaps reflecting this heritage,[citation needed] it remains customary to describe the timing of events, at least beyond the Solar System, as if the time of their occurrence were the date and UTC when their physical influence (propagating at the speed of light) could first reach Earth.[1]

References

  1. ^ "1,500 light-years away" and "... with their ages estimated to be less than a thousand years since ejection", in "The Delicate Trails of Star Birth",Gemini Observatory, for release on Thursday, March 22, 2007.

   Perhaps this has already been handled better than i can envision; perhaps you'd be the right person to spark an interest at the appropriate WikiProject; perhaps you have suggestions for how i might proceed myself. Thanks at least for reading this far!
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pénètreEdit

Bonjour vous. J’aimerais savoir que le mot《pénètre》rime avec《mettre》ou《être》? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 20:14, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Ici, c'est écrit qu'il y avait une prof qui prononçait le mot « graisse » et le mot « Grèce » différemment, « graisse » rime avec « ice », mais « Grèce » rime avec « je progresse », je trouve que c'est une bonne idée de faire la différence. Si on dit « j'ai mangé du poisson en graisse », l'autre personne est pas sûr que c'est la « graisse » ou la « Grèce », vous connaissez des Québécois qui prononcent ces 2 mots différemment? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 22:40, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Vous connaissez des Québécois qui prononcent le mot « arrête » et « arête » différemment? « arrête » se prononce « a right », mais « arête » se prononce « arette ». 138.229.19.202 (talk) 01:37, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

Bonjour vous. Ma langue, c'est le cantonais. J'aimerais vous expliquer quelque chose, sur les dictionnaires, ce sont des prononciations avec l'accent français, alors il y a pas de distinction entre « mettre » et « maître », les Français ne font plus la différence, mais avant, les Français disaient [mɛtʁ] pour le mot « mettre », mais [mɛːtʁ] pour le mot « maître » avec la voyelle longue, à cause du chapeau. 138.229.19.202 (talk) 13:27, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

Ici au Québec, il y a effectivement une distinction entre «mettre» et «maître». Le second sonne plus comme [maɛːtʁ] en québécois… CielProfond (talk) 02:24, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Bonjour vous. Sur ce dictionnaire québécois, c'est écrit que le mot « poteau » se prononce [pɔto] ou [poto], alors les deux sont tous standards. 138.229.19.202 (talk) 14:29, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Bonjour vous, il y a des Québécois qui prononcent le mot « fête » comme le mot « fate » en anglais, avez-vous déjà entendu? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 14:59, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Avez-vous déjà entendu que certains Québécois prononcent le mot « reine » et le mot « renne » différemment? « reine » rime avec « shine », mais « renne » rime avec « graine ». 138.229.19.202 (talk) 14:34, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Haha! *JE* prononce «reine» et «renne» différemment, mais il semble malheureusement que la plupart des Québécois prononcent ces deux mots de la même façon. Je reprends les gens quand je les entends prononcer «renne» comme rimant avec «shine»! (Je sais, ce n’est pas poli, mais bon…)

CielProfond (talk) 02:27, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Youppi ! C'est mieux de distinguer ça! Si on les prononce pareil, on malcomprend parfois. 138.229.19.202 (talk) 13:31, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Lui, il est saguenéen, il a dit le mot « fête » comme le mot « fate » en anglais. 138.229.19.202 (talk) 23:21, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Étrange, j’entends bien «fête» pas «fate»… Peut-être simplement parce que je suis plus habitué que vous ne l’êtes à entendre des accents québécois! ;) CielProfond (talk) 15:18, 19 April 2020 (UTC)
Moi aussi, je suis très habitué avec l'accent québécois, parce que je suis né à Montréal. Il a pas dit « fight », sa bouche est moins ouverte, c'est [fɛɪ̯t], vous êtes d'accord? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 17:06, 19 April 2020 (UTC)
D’accord, oui, mais je dirais que la plupart des Québécois prononcent [fɛɪ̯t]. Je croyais que vous vouliez plutôt dire [fe:t] comme l’anglais fate. CielProfond (talk) 01:20, 20 April 2020 (UTC)
« fate » se prononce [feɪ̯t] en anglais, [fɛɪ̯t] et [feɪ̯t], ça ressemble, c'est pour ça que je transcrivais « fate ». 138.229.19.202 (talk) 13:16, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

J’ai une autre question,《connaissent》, à Montréal, la majorité des gens disent [kɔnɛs] ou [kɔnaɪ̯s]? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 16:26, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Il y a des gens qui disent [kɔnaɪ̯s]? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 13:49, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
Je dirais que ça dépend du contexte. J’entends les deux. CielProfond (talk) 21:25, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
Quel contexte? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 04:11, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
Il y a le mot « connaissent » et « connaisse ». 138.229.19.202 (talk) 12:30, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
Même chose pour le mot « apparaissent ». 138.229.19.202 (talk) 13:26, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Quebec French phonologyEdit

  • accent français [depanœːʁ] :
  • accent québécois [lœ depanɶːʁ] :

Bonjour vous. Moi, je suis sûr que le son « -eur » en québécois est plus ouvert qu'en français de France. J'ai déjà écrit ça sur cette page, mais il y avait des gens qui étaient pas d'accord, parce qu'il y a pas de source, est-ce que vous êtes d'accord que c'est différent? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 17:55, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Bonjour vous. On sait qu'on prononce pas le « m » dans le mot « temps » et « nom », mais je trouve qu'on prononce le mot « jambe » avec un p'tit « m », à cause du « b », il faut fermer les lèvres, [ʒãːmb], vous êtes d'accord? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 12:30, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

Vous avez raison qu'il y a pas de [m], mais on dirait qu'on a dit un p'tit [m], à cause du « b », quand on prononce le « b », il faut fermer la bouche, c'est pour ça qu'on trouve qu'on a dit un p'tit « m », vous êtes d'accord maintenant? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 21:42, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

Trouvez-vous qu'on entend un p'tit « m » ici? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 22:18, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

C'est sûr qu'on ferme les lèvres à la fin, à cause du « b », ça vous êtes d'accord? 138.229.19.202 (talk) 12:07, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

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Era: BC vs BCEEdit

Are you aware of MOS:ERA? -- Elphion (talk) 12:40, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

I wasn't aware. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I thought I recalled reading that it should all be CE/BCE, but I guess I was wrong… Apologies! CielProfond (talk) 06:13, 10 April 2022 (UTC)