Sunday, December 13, 2009

Proposal: There’s only one Wakukee

Self-killed. -Ornithopter

Adminned at 15 Dec 2009 01:36:38 UTC

Replace all instances of the whole word “Djinn” in the rules with “Djinni”.

Djinni is the singular; djinn is plural.

Comments

Klisz:

12-13-2009 19:40:32 UTC

imperial  I think this is just a myth.

Klisz:

12-13-2009 19:41:24 UTC

Also, some people think there are two Waks.

Ienpw III:

12-13-2009 19:42:59 UTC

From Wikipedia: “In Arabic, the word jinn is plural; jinnÄ« is the singular (and adjective). The feminine form is jinnÄ«yah.”

Klisz:

12-13-2009 19:43:32 UTC

Yeah, because Wikipedia is such a valid source…

Kevan:

12-13-2009 19:43:57 UTC

against The Synonyms proposal seems a more useful solution, if people are getting it wrong.

Ienpw III:

12-13-2009 19:47:00 UTC

Now that it’s been brought to their attention, I see no reason why people will be getting it wrong.

Hix:

12-13-2009 19:47:35 UTC

against

SingularByte:

12-13-2009 19:51:03 UTC

against

Klisz:

12-13-2009 19:57:00 UTC

Ienpw: You linked to this very proposal.

Ornithopter:

12-13-2009 20:07:40 UTC

for
Darth: I think he meant to.

Klisz:

12-13-2009 20:17:52 UTC

I realize as much, but he linked from a page… to itself. The only time I’ve seen that happen intentionally is here.

Ornithopter:

12-13-2009 20:26:54 UTC

Brilliant!

Wakukee:

12-13-2009 20:37:03 UTC

against

tecslicer:

12-13-2009 20:37:34 UTC

against

Qwazukee:

12-13-2009 21:11:53 UTC

imperial

Ornithopter:

12-13-2009 22:09:58 UTC

Actually,  can’t we just typo-fix all the “Djinn"s into “Djinni"s?

Darknight:

12-13-2009 22:31:36 UTC

against

Ienpw III:

12-13-2009 22:58:55 UTC

Orn: Yes

Bucky:

12-13-2009 23:45:58 UTC

imperial

Klisz:

12-14-2009 00:10:21 UTC

It would be CfJ’d.

Wakukee:

12-14-2009 02:50:50 UTC

This Gives Djinn as both/either a plural or singular.

Klisz:

12-14-2009 03:08:50 UTC

No, it gives Jinn.

Wakukee:

12-14-2009 03:46:49 UTC

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/djin?db=luna <—This, however, gives Djin ameaning Jinn. As does the Jinn page (lists Djinn as a sysnonym of Jinn).

Klisz:

12-14-2009 05:18:54 UTC

Ah.

Falkuon:

12-14-2009 15:06:54 UTC

against

Oze:

12-14-2009 16:27:50 UTC

against

Dustin:

12-14-2009 19:06:52 UTC

imperial

NoOneImportant:

12-14-2009 20:08:30 UTC

imperial

Ienpw III:

12-15-2009 02:39:56 UTC

S/k against To save the enacting admin having to count the votes.