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LexiSession is a monthly online event to enhance Wiktionaries by thematic cross-project contributions. It is impulsed by the Tremendous Wiktionary User Group and aims to infuse as much Wiktionary as possible. The theme is not only a word but a vocabulary around a word. Depending of the project, the result can be visible in: one page, a thesaurus, an annex, a category, a mix of all this.

The idea behind this project emerged during Wikimania 2016 and LexiSession started in August 2016, with not so much planning. At first, we plan one LexiSession for August 2016 and one for September 2016. Then, it stay on a monthly base with more or less participation.

August 2016 - cat[edit]

First LexiSession theme is cat. Yes, a small nice fluffy animal, but how to describe it? What is the vocabulary you may need to describe this reality? Colors, coats, shape of the eyes,… We do not want to harvest species names but vocabulary that may be connected with. Limits will emerge during the process.

Results

Good result for French Wiktionary. Three languages have been studied and the thesaurus about cat in French gathered 9 contributors for 77 edits. It is quite decent and may help to create the missing vocabulary to talk about cats.

Local pages developed during this event:

September 2016 - roads and streets[edit]

Second LexiSession theme is roads and streets. This month, let’s try to look for a vocabulary that can be of some help for cartographers, and OpenStreetMap. This time, it will be very interesting to picture a semantic map with all this concept and to try to help people to pick the exact meaning they need.

Results

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October 2016 - police[edit]

October will be a month dedicated to the vocabulary about the police. Services, slang, tools and techniques. There is a lot of vocabulary to catch.

Results

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November 2016 - wine[edit]

Wine Aroma in English.

To celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau wine, we dedicate November to Dionysus and to the vocabulary of wine! As a guide, you can have a look at this joint picture made in half a dozen languages with wine aroma.

Results

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December 2016 - gifts[edit]

Fifth LexiSession is about gifts, if you want to offer or receive some. This time, it may relate on verbs also, and how to properly describe the different aspects of gifts.

Results

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January 2017 - car[edit]

Sixth LexiSession is about car. They are everywhere around us but only few know there names and caracteristics. Let's push the turbo to start 2017! This time, we may deal with a lot of nouns and new thesaurus! English Wiktionary already have a Wikisaurus on vehicle and a Wikisaurus on automobile but without any connexion between them, and very few words to pimp your car. Let's be creative with spoiler, hubcap and vinyl roof!

Results

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February 2017 - fever[edit]

Seventh LexiSession is about fever. During winter, it's quite common to get a cold, but there is several kind of fever and it can help people to structure the vocabulary about this topic.

Results

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March 2017 - French words in other languages[edit]

Eighth LexiSession is about French words in other languages. This month, there is the Semaine de la Francophonie [French language week] so let's track borrowings of French in other languages and create new entries in Wiktionary with French word in other languages contexts and observe the semantic changes. Also, Francophonie is about French language outside of France frontiers, so you are also welcome to amplify the vocabulary of French with word from Africa or overseas countries.

Results

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  • nothing recorded this month.

April 2017 - library and books[edit]

Ninth LexiSession is about library and books. Wiktionaries are not books, but there is plenty of vocabulary to describe book manufacturing, conservation and archiving. Let's explore it! And April 23th is World Book Day, a special occasion to gather contributors to write about books!

Results

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May 2017 - flowers[edit]

Tenth LexiSession is about flowers. To celebrate spring, let's collect words about flowers, parts, culture, action with flowers and local names.

Results

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June 2017 - concert[edit]

Eleventh LexiSession is about concert. To celebrate music, let's collect words about organising musical events.

Results

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July 2017 - flight[edit]

Twelfth LexiSession is about flight. It's time to do a barrel roll!

Results

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August 2017 - circus[edit]

Thirteen LexiSession is about circus. Show must go on! Let's go clowns.

Results

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September 2017 - peace[edit]

Fourteen LexiSession is about peace.

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October 2017 - punishment[edit]

Fifteen LexiSession is about punishment.

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November 2017 - toilet[edit]

Sixteen LexiSession is about toilet.

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December 2017 - tea[edit]

Seventeen LexiSession is about tea.

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January 2018 - New Year[edit]

Eighteen LexiSession is about New Year celebrations.

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February 2018 - Radio[edit]

Nineteen LexiSession is about radio.

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March 2018 - Math[edit]

Twentieth LexiSession is about mathematics.

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April 2018 - Mining[edit]

Twenty-first LexiSession is about mining.

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