Is it possible to find out how many common names are added under each language so it would be more clear which of them need help with adding names the most?
I am not sure if a languague needs adding common names if it has not so many common names.
Maybe those people do not use iNaturalist? I know dutch people want to have their common names to be added: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/please-add-to-inat-free-to-use-list-with-all-19386-official-dutch-species-names/13024
eg poacae and plants growing near the water seems to have no common names…
I know many people refuse to use the site if it’s not translated, ad it includes not only interface, but also common names, as most of non-science people are not using latin. I see it on my husband who learnt many birds from me, but only common names. If I ask him about why he’s expecting to see Motacilla in November our conversation would stop right there, and iNatting would be totally impossible, but for Russian I add names whenever I see a taxon in need one, so now I have more time and will to help other languages.
I see some inconsistencIes in that list of water plants, it has Puntig fonteinkruid under description of Potamogeton malaianus, but Google says it’s name for P. mucronatus, so someone with more knowledge of those names is needed.
The lack of common names is more important than translation of the site. I always wonder why this has such a low priority for the site. Maybe cause the origin in English?
Does someone know a robot like Selenium who can add some Dutch common names?
Is it all corrected ? I do not see it
I thought it should go by WikiData and complete annotated lists with source
I mean the list linked by @optilete
My list connects Puntig_fonteinkruid to Potamogeton mucronatus and iNaturalist links it to Potamogeton malaianus
and wikipedia links it to Potamogeton wrightii
Potamogeton wrightii, is an aquatic plant species in the genus Potamogeton. It is found in slow-moving fresh water.
For now I’m adding names presented on this website https://warbler.ru/alfavitnyiy-ukazatel/ those we have in database are the same it shows, so I hope it has correct names, big plus in it having names of not so well presented European languages, but I already found species lacking German, Spanish or Italian names. But it won’t last for long.
My addition to Linnet:
Is it not more convenient to fill Wikidata ? There was disscussion on it but than in the future people can more easiyl translate species.
I would use annotated lists so you know the right common name is to the right latin name.
In my opinion i would restrict it to 1-2 names to prevent an babilion waterfall. (Babylonische spraakverwarring)
How Wikidata can help it? There’re existing pages for species in languages that’re missing on iNat.
Do conlangs count?
Is it possible to query ‘‘how many common names are added under each lexicon’’ for @melodi_96 ?
I think the smallest lexicon can be discarded cause no one will use them…
SELECT lexicon, COUNT() count
GROUP BY lexicon
HAVING COUNT() > 10
ORDER BY count DESC;
lexicon | count ---------------------------------------------------+--------- Chinese (Traditional) | 23853 Chinese Traditional | 414
are you running sql against your own copy of this table, or are you querying the actual database? if the latter, how are you querying against the database?
I wish it was option 2 but it is option three 3, I got the data and some kind of query from github forum and added some magic.
Melodi: you have to do some arithmetic as you can see at this moment Chinese has two lexicons in iNaturalist…
oh okay… this: https://github.com/inaturalist/inaturalist/issues/2675
yes, but it was also in my mailbox and that is where I found it.
Here’s a list of name counts for reptiles, mammals, amphibians and birds in all the site translated languages and a few others (there are over 400 lexicons). The data is a few months old, was not collected all at the same time and has changed since. It was originally gathered to find names with missing lexicons.
So conlangs do count. Or at least Esperanto does.
Anyone can add a name to a taxon, in any lexicon. Some lexicons aren’t languages, like the AOU 4-Letter and herbarium codes.
If a lexicon has not yet been added, is there a way to create it?