Talk:Persian language

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Diacritic[edit]

For some reason, whenever a diacritic is mentioned, the Arabic term is used. Although we certainly use variations of Arabic terms (dhamma becomes zamme, kasra becomes kasre, etc.) we more commonly use the Persian names for the diacritics ( zabar بَ, pish بُ and zir بِ). I think this article should reflect this terminology. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.252.102.195 (talk) 15:29, 25 February 2014 (UTC)


dictionary link deleted, reason: "we don't need links to dictionaries)"[edit]

I've added link to [1], revision 598620064, which is the biggest Persian-English dictionary available online for free. I don't agree that there is no place for linking to the dictionary from the wikipedia page, but this is arguable. However this argument is absolutely not valid while there are two links to dictionaries already, while both of them are smaller and have less features. Maybe we remove them and add one link to better dictionary? --89.67.106.59 (talk) 09:23, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Because that external link (your dictionary link) is unnecessary. External links section is not a "link-farm". Zyma (talk) 01:58, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Agreed it should not be a link farm. But when I need a good online dictionary for a language, I check the WP article to see if they list one. This is one of the principal reasons I look up a language. Yes, there shouldn't be 20 of them, but one or two of the best is IMO very worthwhile. — kwami (talk) 02:17, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
I didn't say we don't need dic on language articles. But most of them are spam/ad-type/promotional links. If you know a non-commercial online English-to-Persian or Persian-to-English dictionary, it's good a add its link. Zyma (talk) 02:59, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

further reading[edit]

Rajmaan (talk) 05:04, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Influences: Loanwords from Sogdian[edit]

I think the "Sogdian loanwords in Persian" should be mentioned in the "Influences" section. Please see: SOGDIAN LANGUAGE i. Loanwords in Persian – Encyclopædia Iranica. --Zyma (talk) 23:37, 16 April 2014 (UTC)