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From: Swaroop Rao <raul.swaroop@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 5:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikisa-l] What should be the name of Wikipedia in Sanskrit Language.
To: Naveen Sankar <naveensankar.i@gmail.com>


I agree. विकिपीडिय doesn't fall into masculine, femine or neuter gender usage. And as it is a noun, it should fall into one of those categories. I think that either the feminine or neuter forms would be the best. In any case, we can try and ask the opinions of more experts, and find out what differences (if any) there are, among those four. We can then establish a consensus.


Regards,
Swaroop G Rao
(MikeLynch)

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 17:37, Naveen Sankar <naveensankar.i@gmail.com> wrote:
Swaroop, I do also believe in the same way. 
 
There was a discussion among the Malayalam Wikipedians about the new logo appeared in the Sankrit Wikipedia.  The new logo shows the name  merely as विकिपीडिय.  I agreed that it reads as Wikipedia itself (not like in Hindi.  In Hindi विकिपीडिय reads as Wikipediy).  But for it to be in the nature of Sanskrit Language, it should be in nominative case i.e in प्रथमा विभक्ती - एकवचनरूपम् .  That means the name of Wikipedia should appear as विकिपीडियः in masculine gender, or as विकिपीडिया in feminine gender, or as विकिपीडियम् in  neuter gender.  But the wikipedian Thachan Makan (thachan.makan@gmail.com) disagreed and said that the name as विकिपीडिय itself is sufficient.  Thachan Makan also pointed out that the person Hari Prasad Nadig (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:HPN ), who designed the new logo, may have sufficient knowledge in Sanskrit.  Then the wikipedian Shiju Akex (shijualexonline@gmail.com)  asked that if we consider विकिपीडिय as a foreign word, whether it would be acceptable.  Then also I disagreed.  Considering विकिपीडिय as a foreign word also do not solve the problem.  I still do believe that, as a name, it should appear as  विकिपीडियः or as  विकिपीडिया or as विकिपीडियम्. By this time, Hrishikesh (hrishi.kb@gmail.com) supported the second name विकिपीडिया.  I further tried to make the things more clear to  Shiju Alex by citing some examples from dictionaries and explaining sandhi rules, adjective rules and samasa rules of Sanskrit.  At this point, by citing the contributions of Hari Prasad Nadig in Sanskrit Wikipedia, Shiju said that Nadig may not have enough expertice in Sanskrit. But Shiju accepted Nadig's contribution in the Sanskrit Wikipedia logo as such by assuming that Nadig would have consulted experts from organisations like Sanskrit Bharati. Shiju also suggested to discuss this subject either in Sanskrit Wikipedia or its Mailing List so as to make both active. Now the subject is in Sanskrit Wikipedia's mailing list.     

സസ്നേഹം | With love 

നവീൻ ശങ്കർ | Naveen Sankar



On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Swaroop Rao <raul.swaroop@gmail.com> wrote:
I think विकिपीडिया should be fine, as it is a noun usage. Just विकिपीडिय could be improper.

Regards,
Swaroop G Rao
(MikeLynch)

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 16:41, Naveen Sankar <naveensankar.i@gmail.com> wrote:
What should be the name of wikipedia in Sanskrit Language - विकिपीडियः, विकिपीडिया, विकिपीडियम् or merely विकिपीडिय. 
 
സസ്നേഹം | With love 

നവീൻ ശങ്കർ | Naveen Sankar


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