Talk:Nanggu language

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Requested move 15 December 2013[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was no consensus. --BDD (talk) 23:53, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Nanggu languageEngdewu language – The recently adopted name for the language is not Nagu/Nanggu any more, but "Engdewu". This is preferred by the population + reflected in Ethnologue + reflected in recent scholarship about this language, e.g. this PhD thesis on the Grammar of Engdewu. Relisted. BDD (talk) 23:51, 3 January 2014 (UTC) Womtelo (talk) 11:16, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

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  • Oppose. But perhaps we should relist this. Much as I defer to the Ethnologue, on this occasion it may reflect only the most recent research... perhaps even only one paper. It's the official guideline of one organisation, albeit an authority. Has this name received wider adoption? Andrewa (talk) 15:10, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:
  • (Support). The most important argument is not that the name Engdewu is used by the Ethnologue, but that (1) it is the name preferred by the community itself (cf. Boerger et al.: p.130); (2) it is the only name used in a 588-page reference grammar, which will necessarily become the main reference in the field for years to come, not to mention the many papers which will follow it. So it is not a matter of "only one paper". -- Womtelo (talk) 10:37, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.