Finding out common names' numbers per language

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?

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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

https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/4088583-Vaatplanten-without-common-names?page=11

eg poacae and plants growing near the water seems to have no common names…

https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/4088583-Vaatplanten-without-common-names?q=&view=photo&taxon=47162&observed=any&threatened=any&establishment_means=any&occurrence_status=not_absent&rank=species&taxonomic_status=active

https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/4088583-Vaatplanten-without-common-names?q=&view=photo&taxon=902074&observed=any&threatened=any&establishment_means=any&occurrence_status=not_absent&rank=species&taxonomic_status=active

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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.

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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?

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/how-to-add-common-names-with-external-name-providers-and-wikidata/3330/3

https://www.leapwork.com/discover/selenium-automation

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Is it all corrected ? I do not see it
Potamogeton friesii
I thought it should go by WikiData and complete annotated lists with source
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puntig_fonteinkruid

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/167322-Potamogeton-friesii

I mean the list linked by @optilete
image

My list connects Puntig_fonteinkruid to Potamogeton mucronatus and iNaturalist links it to Potamogeton malaianus

and wikipedia links it to Potamogeton wrightii

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/779448-Potamogeton-malaianus

Bron: Wikipedia

Potamogeton wrightii, is an aquatic plant species in the genus Potamogeton. It is found in slow-moving fresh water.


Potamogeton-malaianus has been requested today for curation.
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxon_changes/84836

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?

@twiane
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
FROM taxon_names
GROUP BY lexicon
HAVING COUNT(
) > 10
ORDER BY count DESC;

lexicon                      |  count  

---------------------------------------------------+---------

 Chinese (Traditional)                             |   23853

 Chinese Traditional                               |     414
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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.

Lexicon Reptiles Mammals Amphibians Birds Total
Scientific Names 16022 11047 9013 34250 70332
Afrikaans 125 481 14 513 1133
Albanian 0 23 1 3 27
Arabic 179 634 21 1751 2585
Basque 2 53 1 61 117
Breton 2 26 0 4 32
Bulgarian 27 105 22 134 288
Catalan 49 155 28 391 623
Chinese (Simplified) 1159 1061 355 2731 5306
Chinese (Traditional) 354 649 114 926 2043
Czech 1571 4432 3933 11305 21241
Danish 135 224 20 832 1211
Dutch 416 3171 163 27277 31027
English 10354 8289 4749 17010 40402
Esperanto 8 35 1 34 78
Estonian 24 319 18 1355 1716
Finnish 78 5563 60 10550 16251
French 497 2512 232 6963 10204
Galician 16 40 12 121 189
German 1731 2830 205 9171 13937
Greek 79 132 33 540 784
Hebrew 208 454 36 576 1274
Indonesian 85 147 44 964 1240
Italian 354 766 101 1079 2300
Japanese 420 492 144 2289 3345
Korean 132 250 65 627 1074
Latvian 1 9 0 16 26
Lithuanian 11 116 22 449 598
Luxembourgish 5 51 5 322 383
Maori 22 54 6 240 322
Macedonian 1 24 0 2 27
Norwegian 5 79 6 518 608
Occitan 2 23 0 2 27
Ojibwe 34 77 23 151 285
Polish 56 374 33 498 961
Portuguese 862 1453 235 3501 6051
Russian 2098 1874 887 3425 8284
Slovak 11 35 8 233 287
Spanish 1981 2803 1557 5402 11743
Swedish 37 161 32 731 961
Turkish 4 13 0 62 79
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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?

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