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A barnstar for you![edit]

The Communication Barn-Statue?
Yeah, I had a lot of confusion when doing this. But seriously, thank you for everything communication. One more question, when is this turning blue? The 🏎 Corvette 🏍 ZR1(The Garage) 01:59, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@The Corvette ZR1: Thanks for this unique barn-something! I don't have any immediate plans to address that red link. Phlsph7 (talk) 07:54, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Arithmetic[edit]

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Just notifying you that I intend to challenge this pass and have opened a GAR. dannymusiceditor oops 19:42, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promotion of Philosophy[edit]

Congratulations, Phlsph7! The article you nominated, Philosophy, has been promoted to featured status, recognizing it as one of the best articles on Wikipedia. The nomination discussion has been archived.
This is a rare accomplishment and you should be proud. If you would like, you may nominate it to appear on the Main page as Today's featured article. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) via FACBot (talk) 00:06, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congrats Phlsph7! Thanks for everything you do here. Aza24 (talk) 00:23, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

December songs
story · music

Thank you for a splendid general article! I'm sorry that I missed the FAC, - I had planned to come, but travelled too much, late even for congratulations ;) - Today's story is about Maria Callas, on her centenary, and Aaron Copland died OTD. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:47, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My story today is about Michael Robinson, - it's an honour to have known him. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:12, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Today, I have a special story to tell, of the works of a musician born 300 years ago. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:51, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For continuously improving important and highly viewed articles to GA and FA status. Shapeyness (talk) 17:06, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You had made Wikipedia a much better place. CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 12:18, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just cam here to say the same thing! You are on a roll with all of these high quality, high importance articles. I hope the Education FAC goes well! People on WP:DISCORD are rooting you for you as well. Panini! 🥪 06:27, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@CactiStaccingCrane and Panini!: Thanks a lot for your kind and encouraging comments! This helps keep motivation up. Phlsph7 (talk) 09:22, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Award of The Star of Sophia on behalf of WikiProject Philosophy[edit]

The Star of Sophia
The Star of Sophia is awarded by acclamation of the larger WikiProject Philosophy community to editors who have made an outstanding contribution to the coverage of philosophy on Wikipedia.

This award has been bestowed upon Phlsph7 for their outstanding work in bringing Philosophy and Logic up to FA status, as well as for almost single-handedly creating History of philosophy – among many other contributions to this WikiProject. In the words of warshy, "His contributions are just amazing."

Many thanks for all of your excellent work! Patrick J. Welsh (talk) 21:51, 8 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


While I have got nothing against you as a person, I am somewhat annoyed by your comments at the RfC. I don't think it is fair to say I'm trying to "put stones in people's way"; I'm trying to establish the minimal possible framework of policy for breathing room to explore the potential of a new technology. You may have noticed that, every time there's one of those big project-wide discussions about LLMs, there's a sizeable contingent of people who simply say that they're garbage and we need to ban them entirely -- I will also note that this contingent grows larger in direct proportion to the amount of slop that is poured into the new pages feed. If we refuse to do anything at all about this issue, even the smallest token gesture, it is not going to result in a bright new sunny day for LLM enjoyers. jp×g🗯️ 09:25, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@JPxG: Thanks for letting me know how you feel and I regret that my comments annoyed you. My criticism expressed in the stone-comment was not directed at you as a person but at "the policy in its current formulation". I appreciate all the effort you have poured into the project of addressing inappropriate LLM uses. The change I proposed to the current formulation was meant as a contribution to this project. My impression is that the two of us agree that LLMs are both useful and dangerous and that a middle way is required to harness their potential while minimizing their downsides. Phlsph7 (talk) 09:49, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good article reassessment for Power: A New Social Analysis[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Existence[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Existence[edit]

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Section "Beginning of communication" for the article "Communication"[edit]

Hi Phlsph7! Thank you for your valuable comments and appreciating my efforts. Do you think that a concise explanation of the topic (the beginning of communication) might be available in another already existing section as a short part of it (e.g., in “Communication Studies”)? Best regards, Ana Padovana (talk) 13:57, 26 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Ana Padovana and thanks for your effort at improving this article and your detailed research. The section "Communication studies" is supposed to give a concise overview of the most important developments and topics in this field. I don't think that the theories covered in your addition are widely discussed in communication studies. The main article Communication studies has some more space for details. You could try adding one or two sentences to that article if the sources on communication studies support it.
As a side note: I saw that you added similar sections to other articles on broad topics. There is a chance that they have similar problems. Many of your contributions cover shared intentionality and mention Michael Tomasello. If you have a conflict of interest, for example, because you are personally associated with some of the authors and/or publications, then you have to declare that. Phlsph7 (talk) 18:03, 26 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I found a way to mention communication between mother and fetus in one sentence. This is not a major topic relative to communication in general so I don't think a detailed discussion is justified. Phlsph7 (talk) 18:36, 26 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, Thank you for mentioning the topic of "beginning of communication" in the article. The origin of any appearance in Nature is a crucial part of its essence. To my mind, ‘refining the theoretical understanding of communication’ is impossible without studying its beginning. While one sentence is better than zero, the sentence "Some basic forms of communication happen even before birth between mother and embryo and include information about nutrition and emotions" may create many critical comments. For example, what does this sentence mean by the definition of ‘basic forms of communication’ between two organisms that cannot interact through the sensory system: one of them is in a womb and does not possess abstract thinking to interact through a coding system being at the reflexes stage of development? This is precisely the central point of the problem.
‘Communication studies covers a wide area overlapping with many other disciplines, such as biology, anthropology, psychology, sociology, linguistics, media studies, and journalism.’(the section ‘Communication studies’ of the article) Therefore human in se, in the meaning of "homo sapiens," plays an essential role in communication studies; communication and cognition are closely related topics (they only exist in co-existence). Even though it may seem that the origins of communication is a novel topic for communication studies, it has been intensively discussed in the context of the topic of cognition since the XIX century. Famous thinkers Kant, children development psychologists Piaget and Vygotsky, and modern scientists such as cognitive psychologist Anne Treisman contributed to this knowledge.
The significance of knowledge about the beginning of communication cannot be overestimated since it can show new research directions for developing the notion of communication.
I do not think that one or two questions may explain this broad issue.
I am really confused by your question about a conflict of interest. No, I'm not paid to edit Wiki. However, I like this topic of beginning cognition and know some scientists working in this area. Some of them, I do not like. I sympathize with Tomasello's ideas and could call myself his follower, although I do not know him personally. Whether or not it means that I am personally associated with these scientists? Thank you for posing the question. Thank you for the kind and prompt response! Best regards, Ana Padovana (talk) 22:24, 26 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The article discusses various forms of communication, including communication between plants, between cells, and between non-living entities. Given this background, I don't think that communication between mother and fetus is a particularly problematic phenomenon. If the sentence can be formulated in a way that avoids the problem you see then we could consider it.
I suggest that you read WP:COI. It is not restricted to paid editing. If you are merely a fan of Tomasello or another author you cite but have no contact with them then you don't need to worry about conflict of interest. If you are personally associated with them or if some of the papers you cite are your own or from a research group you are associated with then it could be conflict of interest. Phlsph7 (talk) 17:11, 27 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for the kind proposal! I would suggest this (additionally to your sentence) if you prefer a short form:
Some basic forms of communication happen even before birth between mother and embryo and include information about nutrition and emotions.[1][2] Michael Tomasello developed the psychological construct of Shared intentionality to account for unaware processes during ecological learning.
Here is just one more comment supporting Michael Tomasello. In 2022, he received the David Rumelhart Prize in the Cognitive Science Society as an award for his insights into cognition evolution and, specifically, the knowledge development about the contribution of shared intentionality to cognition and social reality formation. Moreover, he was awarded: Jean Nicod Prize, Paris, 2006; Mind and Brain Prize, University of Torino, 2007; Hegel Prize, Stuttgart, 2009; Oswald Külpe Prize, University of Würzburg, 2009; Max Planck Research Prize, 2010; Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, American Psychological Association, 2015 and many others. Best regards, Ana Padovana (talk) 06:03, 28 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm sorry if I'm a bit slow, but I don't understand why it is necessary to present this example in the light of Tomasello's novel theory of shared intentionality. I checked the two sources of the example and they mention neither Tomasello nor shared intentionality.
The main point of this subsection is to explain non-verbal communication. Communication between mother and embryo is merely used as an example. If this example is as problematic as you say and can only be discussed through the lens of a novel theory that introduces unexplained concepts to the reader then it may be better to remove the example. Phlsph7 (talk) 16:44, 28 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. ^ Bowman, Arany & Wolfgang 2021, pp. 1455–1456.
  2. ^ Bornstein, Suwalsky & Breakstone 2012, pp. 113–116.

Philosophy scheduled for TFA[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Arithmetic[edit]

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DYK for Existence[edit]

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Hook update
Your hook reached 18,310 views (762.9 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of January 2024 – nice work!

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Thank you today for Communication, introduced: "Communication is a wide topic and includes diverse phenomena pertaining not only to humans but also to animals, plants, and computers. The article may interest you if you have ever wondered about some of the following questions: "Is communication more than the transmission of information?", "How can intrapersonal communication be external?", "Are there important differences between human and animal communication?", "How do plants communicate despite their limited bodily movement?", "Why is communication between members of the same species more common than between members of different species?", and "Why did the invention of the printing press matter in the history of communication?"."!

The image of my story yesterday would make a good illustration for communication, while today's story is a nod to my mother on her birthday ;) -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:43, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On the Main page: the person who made the pictured festival possible --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:56, 16 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Transmission and reception.[edit]

Hi, first of all I would like to record my appreciation of the work you have done on the various pages around Communication.

I would normally have just made an edit rather than talk but given the featured article status and your work etc thought I would talk first.

I suggest that the first line read:

"Communication is usually understood to be the transmission and reception of information."

(Italics just to show my addition).

In my work simply transmitting data has often not resulted in comprehension by the listener/reader. I would support my suggested change by using the Oxford Dictionary of Media and Communication (amongst other texts) which emphasises interaction rather than transmission. (see

Would you support this addition as I think it would help set the scene for the rest of the article especially for those new to the subject ??

Happy to hear your views. johnmark†:Talk(talk to me) 11:33, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Johnmarkh and thanks for the feedback and bringing this to the talkpage. Your reasoning makes sense but many definitions put much more stress on transmission than on reception. I agree that for good communication, the reception part is key, but I'm not sure that this needs to be emphasized in the first sentence (see MOS:LEADCLUTTER) rather explaining it later. A shorter alternative would be "exchange of information". However, this is also not ideal, since it implies that information goes back and forth, which is not always the case. The precise definition is a difficult and controversial subject, as discussed in the section Communication#Definitions. Phlsph7 (talk) 13:08, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Amazing contributions![edit]

So impressed by your writing ability. Communication is just one such example. It is a wonderful world (talk) 06:22, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@It is a wonderful world: Thanks a lot for the feedback! Phlsph7 (talk) 08:54, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

January 2024[edit]

Stop icon This is your only warning; if you constructively edit again, you may be given a barnstar without further warning. CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 15:30, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just kidding :) You are an awesome editor. CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 15:30, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@CactiStaccingCrane: Thanks, that's an interesting warning template! I apologize to all the harmed parties for depriving them of the opportunity to be the first to make the constructive edits in question. :) Phlsph7 (talk) 17:17, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you[edit]

The da Vinci Barnstar
This may be awarded to anyone who has enhanced Wikipedia through their technical work. For your AI, referencing, readability and other tools. On a day last December, my jaw dropped as I went through the tools. Thank you!

Tom B (talk) 16:40, 11 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Tom B: Thank you for the appreciation! Phlsph7 (talk) 08:56, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Potential request[edit]

Hello there. I have no particular justification for assuming you either have the time or the inclination for this particular article—I suspect it's not squarely in your wheelhouse—but I've been working on Zhuangzi (book), and my goal is to get it to FA status. I would like to actively emulate your work in its usefulness, elegance, and concision—I've just acquired your Flesch scoring script, as like many others I struggle to tune sentences for maximum ease and clarity, so I really should've found this before. It will be a godsend.
I would like to keep the article under 5000 words, for no other reason than simply bluntly preventing the worst excesses. The largest omission to my eyes is a proper discussion of historical commentaries—which I don't expect any particular expertise in from most anyone on English Wikipedia, of course—but lacking further expertise it is a bit overwhelming looking down the barrel of such an important work in the history of philosophy, and trying to weigh all its different themes as have been analyzed throughout history.
In any case, thank you in advance for any input you may or may not have, and thank you for the excellent work and the inspiration. Cheers! Remsense 10:07, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Remsense, thanks for the feedback and I'm happy to hear that the readability script is helpful! Your project is interesting and keeping the article below 5000 words sounds like a good idea. I've added a few observations below but keep in mind that while I have some rough ideas about Taoism, I know very little about this book itself.
  • I agree that having more on historical commentaries would be a good idea. You might find [1] helpful and some information can be found at [2].
  • It might also be good to discuss relativism in the themes-section. [3] has some information on this.
  • Have you considered giving more space in the themes section to wu wei and to how the book responds to other currents in Chinese philosophy, such as Mohism?
  • The Zhuangzi (Chinese: 莊子, historically romanized Chuang Tzŭ) is a work of Chinese literature written during the late Warring States period (476–221 BC), named for its traditional author "Master Zhuang". You could consider turning the first into the second sentence since the more import fact seems to be that it is a foundational texts of Taoism. Something along the lines "The Zhuangzi is one of the foundational texts of Taoism. It was written during...". Another thought would be to be to move the expression in the parenthesis to the body of the article (see MOS:LEADCLUTTER).
  • Stein and Pelliot ultimately took most of manuscripts back to Europe add "the" before "manuscripts"
  • The Zhuangzi is most influential work of pure literature written add "the" before "most"
  • Zhuangzi did not entirely abandon language and reason, but "only wished to point out that over-dependence on them could limit the flexibility of thought" This formulation be read as implying that the quote is from Zhuangzi.
Phlsph7 (talk) 13:08, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much! I think I will start by splitting part of the "Themes" section off into a "Comparison" section. Cheers! Remsense 13:21, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

75 Years of Friendship Through Cricket Event[edit]

Your GA review of the article 75 Years of Friendship through Cricket Event failed: Can I renominate the article after I work on the suggested changes? Pharaoh496 (talk) 07:46, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Pharaoh496 and thanks for all the effort you have invested into this article. Yes, you can always renominate the article, see WP:GAN/I#N5. The next reviewer will probably read through the previous review to check whether the main points of criticism were addressed. It's usually best to either implement the suggestions or be able to present very good reasons for why they shouldn't be implemented, see WP:QF point 5. If you are unsure about the quality of an article, you can also ask for a peer review before a (re-)nomination. Phlsph7 (talk) 08:33, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Pharaoh496 (talk) 08:37, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Informing that I have renominated the article Pharaoh496 (talk) 16:13, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Pharaoh496: That's good to hear. The sourcing looks better now but there are still a few unreferenced paragraphs in the body of the article. To be on the safe side, you could add references to them as well. If you need help identifying the unreferenced paragraphs, you could use the script User:Phlsph7/ListUnreferencedParagraphs. Good luck with the nomination! Phlsph7 (talk) 16:33, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
thats i presume about the relations bit, unfortunately even on the relations portion i was unable to find citations.
i hope you re-review my article to be full circle haha
ill try citing more Pharaoh496 (talk) 16:51, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think I'll leave the second review to another reviewer. Short articles like this one often do not take very long to get reviewed. There is a review backlog planned in March in case it hasn't been reviewed until then. Phlsph7 (talk) 17:22, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry to see the archiving! If you open a PR or new FAC in the future, feel free to ping me and I'd like to review it further if I have the time. Best, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 19:13, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sdkb: Thanks for the offer! It seems that, despite the supports, it was not quite enough. I've already listed the article with the guild of copy editors. I hope to have another nomination once the prose and comprehensiveness concerns have been addressed. Phlsph7 (talk) 08:56, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


story · music · places

Thank you today for Philosophy, introduced: "Philosophy is a systematic, rational, and critical inquiry that discusses general and fundamental topics like existence, reason, knowledge, value, and mind. It spans several millennia and historically included the individual sciences."! -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:05, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My calendar story today is about Michael Herrmann celebrating his birthday. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:04, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Today I am happy about a singer on the Main page (at least for the first hours), after TFA the same day last year. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:36, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks to Seiji Ozawa. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:05, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just curious[edit]

I'm curious right now. Are you planning for nominating both Arithmetic and Algebra to FA after they passed GA? It's interesting that there are more users who nominate mathematics articles. Dedhert.Jr (talk) 08:37, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Dedhert.Jr, I hope to get them to FA status at some point but I'll have to see how the response at the GA review is. It usually takes a long time for someone to review GA nominations of very wide topics like those two so it could be a while. Phlsph7 (talk) 09:59, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay. Good luck. Dedhert.Jr (talk) 10:31, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fireside chat[edit]

Hi, Phlsph7. Enjoyed working with you at Communication. Just wondering what you are up to, these days? Any interest in philosophy of law? Have been getting into philosophy of law, especially legal positivism, and one of its proponents Hans Kelsen, but to some extent precursors like John Austin, and successors like H.L.A. Hart. I don't have a legal background at all, but the philosophy of what is law and where does it come from and what is it based on is fascinating. If you know zip about this, I could recommend some intro videos by Jeffrey Kaplan, asst. prof. of philo at UNC Greensboro; a good starting point is Legal Positivism - the dominant theory in jurisprudence but all his videos are packed with information and a great intro. One tip before you even get into it: that's positivism as in, "that which is posited", not about something "positive" (as opposed to negative). Maybe calling it, "Legal positism" would've avoided a lot of the initial confusion about the term. Anyway, lmk what you are up to, would be fun to collaborate on something else. Cheers, Mathglot (talk) 10:09, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page gnome) It seems they are gearing up to work on Semantics, which I am excited to see, personally. Remsense 10:10, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Remsense Kaplan has so many good videos, I actually linked the wrong one, as far as an intro. I've corrected the link above, but feel free to continue the path you were on. But do look at this one if you're not familiar with positivism; it's a better intro. Mathglot (talk) 10:55, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Remsense, you might really enjoy this one on proper names, which gets into the philosophy of John Searle. Mathglot (talk) 11:30, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're too kind to think of me! I'm gonna throw this on tonight. Remsense 11:39, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Mathglot and Remsense, I have some basic ideas about philosophy of law mostly from studying related topics, such as natural law theory when reading about Aquinas. It sounds like an interesting topic to get into sometime in the future. I had a short look at some of the videos, they could be quite useful to get an initial idea of the topic before diving into the more technical reliable sources.
The article Semantics has taken up most of my time in the last weeks. There is still a lot to do so this will probably keep me busy for some more time. Phlsph7 (talk) 12:48, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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March 2024 GAN backlog drive[edit]

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Linguistic structure diagram[edit]

Hello again—I'm curious if you have any further thoughts on the linguistic structure diagram you took removed from Semantics! Coincidentally, I've been getting my hands dirty pondering how to rewrite Morphology a few rungs inward. While I am generally much more "familiar" with the inner rings, I have definitely appreciated how none of them perfectly contain the others at any level. However, in the broadest strokes, the diagram seemed fairly representative and helpful at the very introduction of an encyclopedia article, from what I've understood: phone → phoneme → morpheme, word → phrase, sentence at the very least is "true enough" for a visual aid while obscuring considerable complexity and dimension (for example, like that of written language as not wholly phonocentrically sourced), but it certainly seems that phrase → semantics gives me pause. Do you think some form of this diagram is viable? I would be interested in perhaps redesigning it, if so. Remsense 13:38, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Remsense: I agree with you that the diagram can be quite helpful to get a rough understanding of the relation between these different fields. My main concern is that the different fields are often presented as distinct branches in the analysis of language. For example, from [4]: One traditional distinction in language analysis contrasts pragmatics with syntax and semantics. The danger with the diagram is that readers might jump to the conclusion that semantics is a subfield of pragmatics and syntax is a subfield of semantics, which is not how the reliable sources usually treat their relations. If the diagram is taken from an author that makes these claims then one solution could be to attribute this view to them, maybe with an added footnote that others see it differently. Another approach might be to remove, add, rearrange, or relabel the levels in the diagram but I'm not sure how to solve the problem this way. The diagram is used in various articles so finding some kind of solution would be important. Phlsph7 (talk) 14:00, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree. I think I will start a discussion on WP:WikiProject Linguistics about this. Cheers, and thank you once again for your thoughts. Remsense 14:02, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]