VinQuettaParma

The NeoQuenya and NeoSindarin Wiktionary

VinQuettaParma

The NeoQuenya and NeoSindarin Wiktionary


Formatting Entries

Each entry should have the following subsections:

  • title: the title of the entry (H1 level heading)
  • {part of speech}: noun, verb, adjective etc., and the gloss of the entry
  • Tags: the syntactic and semantic categories the entry belongs to, nested in the appropriate namespace (top-level category), e.g. nq:nouns (= nouns in the NeoQuenya namespace), ns:semantics:birds (= bird names in the NeoSindarin namespace). To maintain consistency, we suggest you choose your semantic tags using this categorization: Indo-European Linguistics: Semantic Fields. Please assign at least a syntactic category, even if the semantic category is left unassigned.
  • Etymology: an explanation of how the neologism was formed
  • Attested Analogues: attested words that have a similar syntax or have been used as a model
  • Alternatives: attested words or other neologisms that are synonymous or are of interest
  • Example: a sample sentence to help the reader see the neologism in context. Please also include the English translation.
  • Creator: the person who created the neologism (if known).

Of course some sections may remain empty, but at a minimum the part of speech, etymology, and tags sections should be complete. Please do not delete the section headings even if you leave the section empty.

When you create a new entry, the wiki engine will pull in a preformatted page template which already has all the elements described above, with placeholders; you just need to replace the placeholders with the actual content, or delete the unwanted placeholders.

If you insert FIXME somewhere in the page source, it will show the FIXME icon; this way you can ask the other VQP editors to edit/correct/comment the bit you are unsure of.

Whenever you perform a major edit on an entry (especially if you are editing an entry originally created by someone else), make sure you fill in the Edit sumary field before you save the entry. That way subsequent editors can easily see what changes were employed.

On generic DokuWiki formatting you can always refer to the syntax page.