Those Area 51 stats for Arabic are slightly... skewed. See, just before that site shut down, there was a small burst of questions from a couple users hoping that they could help keep the site alive that, well, didn't work. Before that burst, their stats were much lower, and activity was almost non-existent. They weren't even maintaining the 1 question-per-...
On OS X, it's easy. Just hold down the vowel you want and select the macron-ized version: ā.
If you're typing a lot of these, I'd recommend adding "ABC Extended" as a keyboard layout (in System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources. Now you can type alta, then the vowel: ā ē ī
Or, if you like, you can copy them from here: ā ē ī ō ū ȳ.
This is not a translation service. It's also not a "do your homework for you" service. It is, however, a question and answer site for students of Latin, from beginners to experts.
So how can you ask translation and homework-related questions? The key is to show your work.
Try to figure out the answer yourself.
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I use HTML entities:
Oddly, you can't just substitute y into any of the above. You'll need
Which is unfortunately not so easy.
First of all – we don't remove them because we don't value civility or friendliness! Rather, we do value those things, and we strive to provide an environment where Latin students of all levels feel welcome to participate and learn together.
And yet, such "personal" content – greetings, expressions of thanks, personal stories, contact information, ...
The name of the site is still only Latin, and I see that our main topic is and will be Latin.
Some other languages are included on the side.
Greek is special.
It is so closely related to Latin, that it made sense to include it at our site.
We have discussed the matter extensively under the meta tag greek, and we concluded that Greek is allowed, but only up ...
The most convenient way I've ever seen happens on Linux. You can use the compose key. Then you simply type Compose, -, o to get an ō. Or you type Compose, ^, o to get an ô.
Beautiful in its simplicity.
Besides, should you be learning Greek, you can setup your own .XCompose so as to be able to denote the vowel length in the Greek alphabet (not sure if it's ...
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Almost a year ago now, the CMs were working on a new site lifecycle project, hoping to revisit the duration of beta and what its purpose was. What came out of that process is the following post - Congratulations to our 29 oldest beta sites - They're now no longer beta! - with the intention of releasing the full lifecycle project a few months later.
For Windows users, the Maori (New Zealand) keyboard allows easy addition of macrons to all vowels except y.
From the Control Panel, go to Region and Language, then click Change Keyboards..., then Add. Then select Maori's keyboard:
Enabling this keyboard modifies the behavior of the ` key:
Tap ` + a to get ā. Tap ` + ` to get the grave ...
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Hae sunt res maximi ponderis:
Situs linguae Latinae apud StackExchange dedicatus est quaestionibus et responsis ad linguam Latinam pertinentibus.
Hic rogare licet et ceteris respondere, sed discussiones et opiniones excludere conamur.
Volumus enim paginas nostras variis hominibus, qui ...
The most convenient way to type macra in Windows is by using the marvellous programme Autohotkey. If you install Autohotkey and run the following script at startup, you can easily type macros by typing e-=- etc. Advantages:
Easily adjustable to your preferences.
You don't need to reach for faraway or unusual keys on your keyboard to type a special character....
On Windows, there does not seem to be a simple way for direct entry of macron vowels that is enabled by default. Matt Gutting's HTML entities are a pretty good option for questions and answers, but they appear not to work in comments.
The "most straightforward" method for direct insertion of Unicode characters appears to be the second approach described ...
You can't edit your comments yourself once the initial edit window of five minutes has closed.
But moderators can edit any comments at any time — in addition to being able to delete or undelete them, to move them to chat, and to turn answers into comments.
If you think something should be edited in a comment (e.g. a blatant typo in a very visible and ...
The tag is intended for questions that are intimately related to English.
For example, comparing an English word with a the Latin word it comes from is one way to use it.
Most of the questions on the site are in English but very few are about English.
The tag is for the latter kind.
Many questions use English only as a medium.
For example, many translation ...
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The deletion was automatic.
As this post on the SE main meta site explains, there are several automatic deletion processes.
The one responsible for yours deletes questions that are at least one month old, has negative score and has no answers.
See the fuller details behind the link if you want.
You can tell that the deletion was automatic because at the top ...
My solution using Autohotkey works for any Unicode character (or basically any action you'd like to take on your computer), so also for brevia. I just type whatever combination or sequence of keys I have chosen to get a breve. I have set a\/ for ă, as it is easy to remember. (You can guess how I type â.) No modifier keys, no combinations that are hard to ...
Preformatted text is basically the only option for this. See Is there any markdown to create tables?
You can include macrons in preformatted text by using the actual characters instead of the html entities:
ā ē ī ō ū ȳ
Caesar nōn canēbat Graecē
Caesar not did sing in Greek
Several methods for getting these macron characters easily are found here:...
I believe that the counter is showing a "3" because several posts that were flagged as "low quality" appear to remain unresolved.
First of all: as C. M. Weimer says, the counter is showing the total number of pending reviews in the system. When the feature was rolled out, there was a lot of consternation about this, because many people ...
Thanks for asking!
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A couple of points about deletions:
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My gut instinct is, questions specifically about connections between modern languages and Latin are on-topic. For example, if you wanted to ask whether Latin missa is actually the direct ancestor of German Messe, that would be valid.
However, it's entirely possible that the answer to such a question would be "no, there's no evidence of any connection&...
I did not downvote, but I found the question incomprehensible. This may partially be a problem of expressing yourself well in English. But now you write, perfectly comprehensibly (to me at least):
I asked why( what where the historical or social reasons) the Latin Phrase Res Iudicii changed to Subject of Judgment/Trial
Unfortunately you did not ask that. ...
Joonas has really answered your question, I think, but for extra emphasis: the fact that you could see your own deleted post was owing to two factors, each of which allows you to see a deleted post:
It was your own deleted post: each user can see his own deleted posts.
You have more than 2000 points in reputation: this gives you access to moderator tools, ...
I saw that answer, and I wondered the same thing.
However, I think deletion is unnecessary.
If an answer needs to be edited, it should not be deleted in the meantime, and in this case the system design hints at that direction.
If you think drastic edits are needed, put a note at the start of your answer while you are working on it or waiting for the right ...
That number does not indicate the number of items to be reviewed for you, but for everyone.
More can be found here: https://rpg.meta.stackexchange.com/a/5950
I'll reproduce it here since it's relevant:
The review queue notification isn't actually specific to you. It's a sum total of the number reviews waiting across the site for anyone. It will appear on ...
When I'm writing Latin I usually use the ABC Extended keyboard layout (in System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources), as @Undo suggested in the answers to the linked question. In that layout, Option-B or Alt-B (depending on your OS) adds a breve to whatever vowel you type next.
(I wish I had @Undo's facility with display so that I could make this answer ...
You can use html entities, but they are less convenient than for macrons:
For macrons there is an alternative ...
Quibus a @JoonaIlmavirta scripta sunt addo hæc (nec qui errores a me facti animadvertet emendendo abstineat!):
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