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nl-N Deze gebruiker heeft het Nederlands als moedertaal.
en-3 This user has advanced knowledge of English.
Users by language

Tracking changes[edit]

  • Special:Recentchanges shows the pagename from where the edit was made
  • User Contributions (for me: [1]) shows the new pagenames, automatically created by adding expressions.
  • Special:Newpages shows the "main" namespace only, not the Expression namespace.

Adding new concept[edit]

Somehow adding a new concept does not work for me directly (although it appears in Recent Changes!), but I found a workaround:

  • add new concept to Expression:sandbox:1, save
  • add new expression, mark expression "sandbox:1" for removal, save

Defined meaning[edit]

A defined meaning is a page in the DefinedMeaning namespace, e.g. DefinedMeaning:21 (7046), containing for one or more languages a definition, and for one or more languages an expression. It is created by adding a meaning to an expression page, i.e., a page in the Expression namespace, in this case Expression:21. The name of the defined meaning page is automatically the name of the original expression with a number in parentheses. The page keeps this name even when the original expression is removed from the list.

On an expression page, all defined meaning pages containing the expression are included; each forms a section, of which the header contains

  • a link to the defined meaning page; the link label is the first expression in the user's language of preference
  • the definition in the user's language of preference

OmegaWiki namespace[edit]

OmegaWiki is a new multilingual version of Wiktionary. It runs on an extension of MediaWiki. All lemmas in all languages are together in one namespace [2]. E.g. boot contains three sections, each covering one concept, because the word has a meaning in three languages. The coverage of a concept is multilingual, therefore it is reused as a section on various other lemmas, e.g. one section of the mentioned page is reused as a section of boat (the English translation for one meaning), another as a section of Kofferraum (the German translation for another meaning), etc. Like in the case that a template is used for a common section, an edit from one of the pages including the common part, is effective on each copy. An additional feature is that the header of each section is automatically the description of the concept in the user's language of preference.

Expression:boot has 3 sections, each for one language. The history of the page shows the same sections and subsections, and an entry for each subsection, showing a user (the one who started the section or perhaps the last editor) (however, often User:Unknown), shown in User contributions as e.g. the creation of Expression:trunk, and a time (that of the last edit or that of creation), in UTC. The page Expression:trunk is identical to the 3rd section of Expression:boot, apart from the language mentioned in the header.

w(c,l) is the word ("Expression") for concept c in language l.

Lemma w has a page that contains a section for each pair (c,l) with w(c,l) = w.

The sections for (c, l1) and (c, l2) are identical except for the language mentioned in the header. in the case that w(c,l1) = w(c,l2), these identical sections are (somewhat redundantly) in the same page.

For example, the set of all pages shows the section on the concept "wiki" together 12 times, of which 7 on the page Expression:wiki, one on the page Expression:Wiki, etc. Special:Allpages correspondingly produces 7 identical links to Expression:wiki.

See also w:OmegaWiki.


On e.g. the English Wiktionary the aim is to describe all words of all languages, with definitions and descriptions in English only. For example, compare en:dictionnaire with fr:dictionnaire. The latter gives a French definition of the word.

Main namespace[edit]