I proposed a tag synonym to make classifiers (25 Q's) a synonym of measure-word (41 Q's). My impression is that "measure word" is a more familiar term.
*** This needs votes here *** or nothing will happen. It's a useful synonym.
The questions tagged classifiers are:
[update 15 July 2020] Purpose of the reduplication in 一步一步地往上爬
Nouns that don...
Vote for merge.
The usage info for classifiers says:
Classifier, or Measure Word, is a word or morpheme used along with numbers and countable nouns to denote the quantity of a given object, represented by a noun.
which suggesting that they are the same.
Also the wikipedia page for mesure word has such an introduction:
This article is about measure ...
This SO question shows how it can be done, using a fallback (so everyone uses Google first, then a secondary CDN): https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2607425/is-...
An input method (or input method editor, commonly abbreviated IME) is an operating system component or program that allows any data, such as keyboard strokes or mouse movements, to be received as input.
The above quote is to back up your proposal. As for which one to keep, I vote for keeping input-methods and synonymize ime as I suspect the ...
tl;dr [politeness] makes for better UX
I think creating a brand new tag is probably unnecessary, as we already have a few that are more or less viable, and it might confuse people who used them in the past.
I suggest to examine what we have:
etiquette: the customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group.
This seems like a suitable change to me. Done: merge/synonymized regional-variation -> topolect.
Noun. topolect (plural topolects) (linguistics, sociolinguistics) The speech form, variety (lect) of a particular place or region. Synonyms: geolect, regiolect, regionalect. (linguistics) A regional variety of Chinese; especially a lect other than Standard ...
For structure, I edited many of these manually. The structure was sometimes used for other things, like complement, or even just used seemingly at random.
After checking, I merged the remaining structure questions into sentence-structure. I don't intend to create a synonym, as other aspects of Chinese also have structure (e.g. paragraph structure, ...
I think you're quite right:
definition a statement of the exact meaning of a word, especially in a dictionary.
That's a fairly strong argument for adding the synonym definition -> meaning. Done and merged too. (30 July 2020)
It seems like we should also merge I've now merged cc-cedict into meaning. As I think cc-cedict is broader (encompassing ...
I went ahead and did it: there's now only the spoken tag. I don't think this is remotely controversial. Off the top of my head, I created the excerpt
For questions about spoken Chinese (aka "oral Chinese" or "verbal Chinese"); consider also the [pronunciation] tag.
But please edit this if you can improve it or think of a better one.
Done. I kept input-methods as per blackgreen's answer, but it can be easily changed if desired. I added an off-the-top-of-my-head tag wiki (feel free to improve this):
For questions about Chinese input methods, Pinyin, Bopomofo, Cangjie, etc., or just drawing characters by hand.
For the record these were the questions prior to merge. I'm fairly sure ...
There are only 9 questions, so let's just look at them all:
The "original" proverb of "Craftsman, know your tools" Not an etymology question. Actually, doesn't even suit an origin tag, since it's not asking about origins.
Thank You : 谢谢 vs 感谢 vs 跪谢 vs 多谢 It seems to suit the difference tag. The tags culture and origin seem to be ...
There, I did it.
It's a tiny, easily reversible change [and it seems rather obvious to me], so I don't think there's any point dilly dallying on this.
(If anyone thinks this is a mistake, let me know please.)
I also edited the tag wiki to make it more succinct, and changed the example to show separation:
Separable verbs (or: verb-object compounds) are ...
Okay, I merged them, and changed the tag wiki (feel free to edit this to something better):
For questions about measure words and classifiers (量词), e.g., 个, 双, 张
I'm confident that few people (if anyone) will object to me merging these tags. I feel it's clear from the examples that they're used interchangeably. However, I don't know for sure whether to ...
Apparently it was a bug, but it has been fixed since.
It didn't work in your comments because they behave differently than posts. So I fixed them for you. This is how they should look:
Add the back ticks so that it escapes the characters.
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Based on the vulgar word and the user's behaviour on other sites, I assume this question was posted as a joke, so I'm closing it. If anyone thinks it was a useful question, you can vote to reopen.