This is a proposal to create a special page which lists all lexemes containing forms with the same spelling (e.g. a page which would list all lexemes which have a lemma or form "orange" in different languages). This would provide a more Wiktionary-like view of the data: In Wiktionary, there is one page for each string of characters, which contains all the forms spelt the same. E.g. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/orange lists all forms spelt "orange" in various languages.
The creation of a special page would mean we can use Cognate to link Wiktionary pages to Wikidata and vice versa and therefore make it possible to navigate between Wikidata and Wiktionary.
There should be links from lexemes to the special page, so that people can navigate from lexemes to the special page. When there are multiple lemmas or forms, there should be a link for each unique spelling.
It would be different from a search:
- It would return things in a consistent order (e.g. by language then by part of speech)
- It would pay attention to capitalisation and accents
- It would not include partial matches
E.g. https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?search=the&ns146=1 finds "the", "thé" and "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
There are several suggested ways to implement this:
- As a special page (e.g. "Special:ListLexemes/orange")
- As a namespace (e.g. "Homograph:orange")
Since the page would be entirely generated and is not expected to be user-editable, a special page seems most appropriate and it's not clear what benefit a dedicated namespace would have.