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Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Wiktionary/Swahili Permutations

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Swahili Permutations

  • Problem: Swahili permutations are rare, & sisyphean to create.
  • Who would benefit: Anyone trying to translate Swahili word-for-word.
  • Proposed solution: A bot/bots to create permutations for us, such as 'hatutaogopwa' & 'haikusema'.
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Hi. I am not sure to understand the implications. Is permutations plan to be full entries (with translation, attestation, pronunciations, pictures,etc.) or light entries with a link to a main entry and a short grammatical explanation (like plural of, when object of a transitive verb, etc.)? Do you have lists of permutations somewhere to have an idea of how much pages can be in concern? Is there a grammatical explanation for this somewhere, in a Wiktionary or in a Wikibooks? Noé (talk) 19:43, 9 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]
This isn't a relevant request here. What Science Bird wants is for someone to run a bot to add Swahili conjugated forms on en.wiktionary, which is a good idea eventually, but would require a bot operator willing to work out all the problems with me and anyone else editing Swahili. Metaknowledge (talk) 08:00, 12 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]
And out of scope for the wishlist survey – we can do technical development (e.g. a bot that can generally do things for Wiktionaries, if that'd be a top wish and be realistic), but the WMF doesn't and shouldn't add content. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 19:32, 13 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Science Bird: Would you like to clarify the proposal? For a number of reasons – legal ones, among them – the Wikimedia Foundation can't add content to the projects. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 15:42, 16 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Hello. I was just asking if it is possible to make a bot that makes pages, such as hatuendelei & hatuandiki so that I wouldn't have to create the googolplex permutations of swahili. Science Bird (talk) 04:30, 17 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]