Talk:20th-octave temperaments

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"Soviet Ferris wheel"

Can we find a single-word replacement? I've seen more than one material that calls for single-worded temperament names (such as this Naming Convention Suggestion) FloraC (talk) 14:09, 8 March 2023 (UTC)

That would be a really tough word to find. This may be a bit idiosyncratic, but the namesake is also a huge staple of Eastern European people's childhoods, including my own, these wheels were and still are standing everywhere I grew up and traveled. I'll think of a single-word replacement that carries the same meaning but I think it's unlikely. Eliora (talk) 14:09, 18 September 2023 (UTC)
I think an easy compromise would be to write compound temperament names as hyphenated compound words: in this case, "soviet-ferris-wheel". Fredg999 (talk) 02:42, 19 September 2023 (UTC)
That is a good alternative and I'm for it. Eliora (talk) 11:31, 19 September 2023 (UTC)
The hyphenated version makes more sense if it's used as an adjective rather than standalone. FloraC (talk) 12:03, 19 September 2023 (UTC)
One could argue that "Soviet-Ferris-wheel" (I forgot the capital letters in my previous suggestion) stands implicitly for "Soviet-Ferris-wheel temperament". If we're being pedantic, that could mean "Soviet Ferris wheel" and "Soviet-Ferris-wheel temperament" could coexist, but I would also easily accept using only the hyphenated form for the aforementioned reason. Fredg999 (talk) 22:55, 19 September 2023 (UTC)