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ⲀⲨⲢⲨϤ[edit source]

Could you please write a stubⲀⲨⲢⲨϤ – just a few sentences based on ? Only 5-10 sentences enough. Please.

PS. Article about Kurów is already in 357 languages and dialects (e.g. Middle Egyptian and Arabian Egyptian). If you do that, please put interwiki link into English version. If your village/town/city isn't yet on PL wiki, I can do article about it. (I'm first author of interwiki requests) Pietras1988 TALK 12:51, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

ⲛⲟⲩϥⲣⲓ :) ⲡⲓⲣⲁⲛ ⲛⲧⲉⲕϯⲙⲓ ⲡⲉ ⲕⲟⲩⲣⲟⲩϥ. ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ

Thank you! This language has nice letters :). Pietras1988 TALK 13:41, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Request for Help, please[edit source]

Greetings Mr ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ,

Nice to meet you.

Could you kindly help me translate this article into your wonderful Coptic language? please.

Your help would be appreciated with gratitude, Thank you very much. --Philip J (talk) 00:54, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Greetings[edit source]

Hi! I am from Uzbekistan and I have a long time interest in Ancient Egypt and Copts. I haven't started learning the language yet, but I am going to do that soon :) I am very passionate about new Coptic Wikipedia going on! If you have any problems and need help, you can ask me any time :) --Ochilov (talk) 19:13, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I am glad to hear that. Thank you very much for your help. You may improve the pages like you have done already before (interwiki-links) and if you want, you may also create new articles :)

--ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 12:46, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Okay, I will try to help there :) --Ochilov (talk) 16:14, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. I am really happy about your interest in Coptic. --ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 19:06, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

HELLO[edit source]

Could you please help me with the deletion of some false pages in Yaghnobi Incubator? For instance: Гарти Помӣр should be deleted, because its grammar/spelling are un-Yaghnobi. Thank you! Greetings Суғдӣ билдинк 17.12.2015

Done! --ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 00:14, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Next time please do not use your admin rights in other projects, because it is prohibited by the rules. Thank you :) --Ochilov (talk) 10:27, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience! Суғдӣ билдинк 19.12.2015

Admin rights[edit source]

My congratulations! :) --Ochilov (talk) 10:29, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Wp/yai/Гарти Помӣр[edit source]

Hi, you deleted the page above. However, test-adminship should only be used for the wiki for which it was given, i.e. Wp/cop in your case. Best regards, --MF-W {a, b} 13:37, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Ok, sorry, I didn't know it. But I didn't want to interfere in other wikipedias anyway. It was an exception. Sorry. --ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 01:20, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit source]

Cucciolo gatto Bibo.jpg


IlyaFan20 (talk) 17:51, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

ϯϣⲉⲡ ϩⲙⲟⲧ `ⲛⲧⲟⲧⲕ :) --ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 19:24, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

ⲛⲟϥⲣⲓ[edit source]

ⲡⲁⲥⲟⲛ ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ :-) ⲫⲱⲛϫ `ⲛⲛⲓⲥⲉⲗⲓⲥ `ⲛ-`ⲛϩⲁ. ⲛⲓⲥⲉⲗⲓⲥ ⲡⲉ ⲙⲉⲧⲣⲉⲙⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ `ⲛⲡⲉⲙϩⲓⲧ ⲁⲛ. ب.م.

ⲧⲓⲣⲏⲛⲏ ⲛⲁⲕ, ⲡⲉⲧⲣⲟⲥ ⲙⲁⲣⲕⲟⲥ. ϯⲛⲁⲫⲟⲛϫⲥ. --User:ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ, 22:56, 15.01.2016
ϯϣⲉⲡ ϩⲙⲟⲧ ⲛⲧⲟⲧⲕ !!!! ب.م.

Coptic rendering![edit source]

Hi! Which font do you use to have a proper rendering of Coptic letters? I installed a few dozens of them, but I still see only boxes. Can you give me a link to download a normal font with which I can see these nice Coptic letters? --Ochilov (talk) 17:59, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Hey! I think it is not the font which causes you problems, but the browser. Which one do you use? --ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ 19-03-2016

ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ, Google Chrome. --Lingveno (talk) 12:21, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Coptic help :)[edit source]

After the ⲟⲩ· prefix is added onto a word, when do you stop putting the "ⲡⲉ" at the end of the sentence? I'm guessing after it is done with the topic, like a cat, or a black cat, as the adjectives would still be placed before the "ⲡⲉ". I am an extreme Coptic enthusiast, I have been to a Coptic monastery, and I really want to learn everything there is to know about the language. Thank you1

Also, you are really good at Coptic. Nice :) X2A3Q (talk) 19:44, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Hello :-) It depends on the structure of the sentence. If you say "A is B", than you put it on the end of the sentence. If you say something like "A is the name of B in X", than you put it after the A. Thank you for working here :) (talk) 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Coptic help 2[edit source]

Hello ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ,

Could you help give the Coptic translation of John 3:16?:

English: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. "
Modern Greek: "Eπειδή, με τέτοιον τρόπο3 αγάπησε ο Θεός τον κόσμο, ώστε έδωσε τον Yιό του τον μονογενή, για να μη χαθεί καθένας που πιστεύει σ’ αυτόν, αλλά να έχει αιώνια ζωή."
Coptic: = ?

Thanks. --Ernesztina (talk) 05:57, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

IP user[edit source]

An IP user just created a bunch of pages on your test. The edit summaries are disruptive. Can you tell me if the pages themselves are problematic or ok? Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 06:45, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Hey. The pages themselves are more or less OK. It is obvious that he copied it from other pages, but as long as it is only a content like "X is a country in Asia. The capital is Y.", it is OK. However, the names are always taken from English (written in Coptic script, but even that is sometimes wrong as he uses ⲏ for N, not as a vowel.)

I (and others) normally move the title of the page and exchange the wrong names in the content. And I delete the original wrong page titles. ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 20 September 2017

That's fine. Thank you.
Since your toolkit does not include suppression of edit summaries (I don't think), I'll suppress those edit summaries. I'm not sure how many I'll get to this afternoon, then I'm off-wiki for a few days. So I'll do as many as I can, and handle the rest next week.
Do keep an eye on Category:Maintenance:Delete. You can suppress creation of redirects, but others can't. So you should watch for anything within your test that requires deleting (like redirects left over from page renames).
That user is blocked for a week because of the disruptive edit summaries. I will be fast to reblock if that happens again after the block expires. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:30, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Additional note: User did the same thing from a different IP address recently, too. So if user reappears with an unblocked IP address and writes the same type of edit summaries, please block for at least a week. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:43, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the information. I will do what you said. Concerning the redirects, I usually delete the wrong ones. However, in some cases I leave them because there is sometimes ambiguity how to write Greek (or Greekish) proper nouns, ⲧⲟⲩⲣⲕⲓⲁ if treated as a Greek word (and also in all major non-Bohairic dialects of Coptic) or ⲑⲟⲩⲣⲭⲓⲁ (according to the Bohairic orthography, if we say it's not a Greek loanword). But that's a minor detail. About the disruptive edit summaries - i don't think I can delete them. Thanks for doing that, it looked a really disturbing. ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 20 September 2017
I have deleted a couple that were tagged with {{delete}}. (Don't know if the IP was involved, doesn't matter to this.) I think what I'd like to do about these is that whenever there is a name-change redirect like that tagged with {{delete}}, I'm going to leave it for you to address. (You can find all such requests at Category:Maintenance:Delete; just look for files there with your prefix.) You can either delete those pages or revert them to the previous version to maintain them, as you see fit. Just remember not to delete any if there are still other pages linking to them. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:21, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

IP user (redux)[edit source]

I just blocked for three months (longest I usually do for an IP) and revdeleted the edit summaries. Do warn me whenever you see this guy around; I want to act on such things as quickly as I can. Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:26, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. I did not know what to do, because his contributions were good this time, but it is true that he seems to be a bit maladjusted... ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 13:46, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
That's an understatement. What we can do (what I did) was to hide the edit summaries, because they are disruptive. They're not so egregious that I have to call in a steward to suppress them (i.e., hide them even from sysops like me). But they should be hidden. You can't do that, so ping me next time. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:57, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Good, I will do that. ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 14:52, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
I think he/she is back with a different IP address. Please, check out ⲟⲙⲁⲛ and ⲓⲉⲙⲉⲛ. --ⲡⲓⲙⲟⲩⲓ (talk) 16:01, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
You're right. I'll deal with it. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:12, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Again ⲕⲁⲙⲃⲟϫⲓ‎, ⲗⲁⲟⲥ‎, and ⲕⲟⲩⲉⲓⲧ. --ⲡⲓⲙⲟⲩⲓ (talk) 17:11, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
Done. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:30, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
ϯϣⲉⲡ ϩⲙⲟⲧ `ⲛⲧⲟⲧⲕ (Thanks) StevenJ81. --ⲡⲓⲙⲟⲩⲓ (talk) 19:09, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Admin notification[edit source]

We will keep an eye on it - as long as it's only the summary and the change as such is helpful it is no huge problem. Summaries in Coptic would be the best, but I guess we can't force everybody to write in Coptic. (In this case his/her change was nice, the name of the goddess is ⲙⲟⲩⲧ indeed, and not ⲙⲁⲩ as I used to think.) Thanks for letting me know! --ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ

Thanks, that was mainly the reason (to keep an eye on it), I let you know of this. Honestly, I was afraid that he might be one of those Afro-centrists and that would affect the bias of our articles. Anyway, I left him/her a message not to use Nobian characters, not sure if that was the best thing to do, though. --ⲡⲓⲙⲟⲩⲓ (talk) 00:14, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Status of Wp/cop[edit source]

Congratulations: Yours is one of the very few test projects on Incubator that has sufficient activity to meet the activity requirements for project approval. Keep up the good work.

That said, I did a random check of ten pages in your test, and all ten were stubs. I would strongly encourage your project team to stop creating new stubs now. Instead, start building out pages you already have so that they have some real content.

Also, please check the interface localization at Eventually, you will need to translate the MediaWiki Core (most important messages) group for the project to be approved.

Good luck! StevenJ81 (talk) 20:52, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. We will work on that. ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 16:23, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Former country infobox[edit source]

Hello! Could you please import Former country infobox template (Template:Infobox former country)? We could use it in articles like the recent one about Byzantine Empire. Thank you!

--Bloomaround (talk) 00:01, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Hey, I will ask User:ⲡⲓⲙⲟⲩⲓ about it, because I think he knows better about it. Unfortunately, I am very incompetent with technical stuff, and I wanted to copy it from the English wikipedia, but it didn't really work :( ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 15:50, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Ohh, ok I got it, hope it's gonna work with help of ⲡⲓⲙⲟⲩⲓ then! --Bloomaround (talk) 00:55, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
I hope it will work out. Or maybe you can try it yourself? Maybe you can copy the template:infobox country and modify it a bit? Do you think that would work? ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 19:20, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
I'll certainly try to --Bloomaround (talk) 18:18, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Means of communication[edit source]

Hey! Recently I've been thinking, it would be cool if we could communicate in some sort of instant chat, Telegram maybe. By us I mean all the current active contributors to Coptic Wikipedia. That's why i think so:

  • There are some sort of neologisms/words that are not present in dictionaries etc., which is a real problem for me as a non-native speaker.
  • Sometimes there are words in dictionaries that are only present in their Sahidic/Fayyumic form and need to be changed to Bohairic one which is not always obvious.
  • Sometimes there are disputes about countries/cities/towns names/using certain words for describing certain things.
  • Native Arabic speakers could explain etymology of Arabic names/provide extra info which other users who don't speak Arabic can't get.

I'm sure that instant communication could resolve much of these these problems and would be good for development of Coptic Wikipedia. Also it would be just cool to have a live communication in Coptic sometimes :) What do you think? Bloomaround (talk) 16:38, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) In principle, there's no reason you can't do that. In practice, please be careful about how much you do or don't do on Telegram. In particular,
  • If you resolve disputes about specific words, please at least summarize the discussion on-wiki at the appropriate talk page.
  • Don't hold policy discussions or disputes on Telegram. These need to happen on-wiki, so anyone not in the Telegram group can weigh in.
StevenJ81 (talk) (Incubator sysop) 17:04, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Oh yes, you're absolutely right. I'm not talking about serious disputes with several points of view that may be right or wiki-related disputes. All these things should be on wiki talk pages. What i'm talking about is just general sharing of experience in Bohairic dialect and Coptic in general, especially describing certain type of things. Bloomaround (talk) 17:26, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Good points, thanks for adressing that. I think we should create a distinct page in the Wikipedia with the lemma "Coptic neologisms", what do you think? I will adress that now at the main page. ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 21:29, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Please look at this page:

ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 22:03, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of Wp/cop/ⲡⲉⲣⲉⲙⲟⲩⲛ (ⲑⲱϣ)[edit source]

I restored this redirect. There are some pages that still link here. So you are going to want to fix those pages' links before deleting this redirect. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:33, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

OK, I will do it. ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 18:31, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

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ⲙⲁⲣⲧⲩⲣⲟⲥ `ⲛⲣⲉⲙⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ `ⲛⲭⲣⲓⲥϯⲁⲛⲟⲥ[edit source]

Hello ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ, may be we should have this discussion else where! Anyway, I noticed a number of very similar stubs created by (_يوسف_) which differs only by name. I suggest we merge them into a single page like what the English Wikipedia (2015 kidnapping and beheading of Copts in Libya) is doing. What do you think? --ⲡⲓⲙⲟⲩⲓ (talk) 21:44, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Hey, there is already a page about this incident, ϫⲓⲛⲱⲗⲓ `ⲛⲧⲛⲁϩⲃⲓ `ⲛϩⲁⲛⲭⲣⲓⲥϯⲁⲛⲟⲥ ϧⲉⲛ ϯⲣⲟⲙⲡⲓ 2015 (which would also need improvement and expansion). If we want to keep the articles, than we should add some information. There is a lot of information about them out there in the internet, but the question is, is it relevant. As they are treated as martyrs now in the Coptic Church, I am reluctant to delete the pages because it may look like I want to erase any information about the IS terror. ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 20:28, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
Btw, it would be good to come up with a terminology for "Islamic State". Everybody seems to use something else, as I read through the articles... ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 20:32, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Activity level dropped in June[edit source]

Hi, ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ and @Ϯⲙⲉⲗⲗⲓⲥⲏⲧ. I notice that your project fell below the approvable activity thresshold for June. Given that Wp/cop is still very stubby, and that much translation work still needs to be done at, this is not necessarily an immediate concern. But I'd encourage you to keep the activity level on the project strong, all the same. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:07, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. We will try to keep it up. ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 13:00, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Have a look at Special:BrokenRedirects[edit source]

If the two broken redirects are needed, please fix; if not, please delete. Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:51, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the information, I fixed it. ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 13:44, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

ⲥⲓⲕⲉⲗⲓⲁ[edit source]

Hello ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ! I wanted to ask you where does ⲥⲓⲕⲉⲗⲓⲁ comes from? I've just used ⲥⲓⲕⲓⲗ() cause it's mentioned in Trismegistos.

Hello. It is Greek. ⲥⲓⲕⲓⲗ() points to ⲥⲓⲕⲓⲗⲓⲁ, which is also good. Words which are from Greek I usually write with a Greek spelling, but if you prefer ⲥⲓⲕⲓⲗⲓⲁ, it is totally fine. ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ (talk) 15:15, 14 August 2018 (UTC)