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This page is a list of maintenance and cool queries that could be built with lexicographical data on Wikidata.

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  • peas. To quote Wiktionary (wikt:en:pease#English, CC BY-SA 3.0): “The original singular was pease, and the plural was peasen. Over the centuries, pease became used as the plural, peasen was dropped, pea was created as a new singular, and finally pease was respelled peas.” I have no clue how this will be modeled, but whatever it is I’m sure there’ll be some interesting queries to write about this and similar words :)
  • Acronyms deriving from latin words, like e. g., i. e., cf., etc.
  • Noun lexemes which do not have a plural form
  • Noun lexemes which have an invalid plural form (see en:English plurals and [1] for rules)
  • Verb lexemes which do not have a simple form (see [2])
  • Verb lexemes which do not have a 3rd person singular present tense form (see [3])
  • Verb lexemes which do not have a present participle and gerund form (see [4])
  • Regular verb lexemes which do not have a past tense and past participle form (see [5])


  • Plurals ending in just “n”, like „Triumvirn“.
  • Verbs ending in just “n”, not “en”
  • Acronyms that don’t adopt the grammatical gender of the last word in the expanded form.
  • Word triples with the same pronunciation and different genders, like „der Coup“, „die Kuh“, „das Q“ (title of a book by CUS (Q1024556))
  • Word quintuples with one vowel exchanged, like „Wart/Wert/Wirt/Wort/Wurt“ (from that same book) or „Zacken/Zecken/Zicken/Zocken/Zucken“ (inspiration) (probably very expensive)


  • Out of all feminine french nouns how many end by an "e"?
    • Reverse: how many words end in "e" are feminine?
  • Words ending in "-té" are usually feminine (but "un comité"@fr) or in "-age" are masculine (but "une page"@fr *but* "un page" for the person), but what are the exceptions and how many are there?
    • maybe search for a link with etymology (most words in -té are abstract and come from a latin in -tas, exceptions probably come from elsewhere)


  • ...


  • A dynamic map of all the variations and pronunciation of the word "ki" (dog) depending on the geographical zone in Brittany (similar to this)