Talk:Sana'a

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Slavery[edit]

One of the most popular attractions is Suq al-Milh (Salt Market), where it is possible to buy not only salt but also bread, spices, raisins, cotton, copper, pottery, silverware, antiques and slaves.

How about "...and, formerly, slaves"? Flapdragon (talk) 13:04, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

I've tried to add this back in multiple times, but Camw continues to remove it. I know slaves are sold in Old Sana'a-- and this is one of the few places where the truth can be set free. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 165.124.188.243 (talk) 10:39, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

  • It kept getting reverted because you refuse to provide independent, reliable sources for the statement. "I know" is not an appropriate reference per WP:OR Camw (talk) 10:45, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

I've provided sources. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.211.197.95 (talk) 18:45, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

No sources provided, so I've deleted the slavery reference. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 165.124.237.142 (talk) 17:06, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Source provided, re-added the slavery component. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 165.124.237.155 (talk) 14:02, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

San‘a’ vs Sana'a[edit]

The current name of the article seems rather hypercorrect. The town is commonly known as Sana'a in English, and WP:NAME not only recommends common names, but advises against "Separate accent-like and/or quote-like characters" other than the simple apostrophe '. Jpatokal (talk) 05:34, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

New Sana'a[edit]

I removed this section because it read more or less like a travellog rather than a legitimate entry. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 165.124.188.243 (talk) 11:07, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Requested Move[edit]

The following is a closed 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 Move Parsecboy (talk) 03:17, 30 September 2008 (UTC)


I'd like to move this article to Sana'a on the basis of English usage. Multiple reliable sources prefer this spelling; although some prefer other alternates, San‘a’ seems to practically nonexistant:

Sana'a

Sanaa

Sana

I think Sana'a fulfills the attributes of "Primary Transcription" laid out in the Manual of Style for Arabic and follows the spirit of WP:Use English. Erudy (talk) 06:46, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

The name as spelt does look rather complicated. On a technical note, the two apostrophes represent different letters in Arabic. The first apostrophe (‘) represents ayn (ع), the second (’) is hamza (ء). The former is generally considered to represent the stronger sound. So, if one of these is written, it should be the ayn. However, our article on Qur'an does use an apostrophe in the title to represent the hamza (here a madda). The word-final hamza does affect the pronunciation in Classical Arabic, but I couldn't say if or how the local pronunciation might differ from this. — Gareth Hughes (talk) 17:59, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. The current title is a mix of a full transcription (Ṣan‘ā’) and common variants used in English sources. Although Sana'a is a bit ugly, it seems to be used widely enough. If not that then Sanaa is still preferable to the current title. — AjaxSmack 16:12, 27 September 2008 (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.

waqas[edit]

hello how r u? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 119.30.120.66 (talk) 05:45, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

No more water?[edit]

Estrin, James (05-01-2010). "On Assignment: Yemen, With Nuance". NYT. Retrieved 05-01-2010. "Sana [sic] could become the first capital to be emptied because there’s just no more water (quoting journalist Karim Ben Khelifa.)"  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help) --Pawyilee (talk) 07:46, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Amanat Al Asimah[edit]

What is Amanat Al Asimah?. (see Category:Amanat Al Asimah Governorate and Template:Amanat Al Asimah Governorate) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 147.84.132.44 (talk) 13:20, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Tahrir Square[edit]

There is also a Tahrir Square in Sanaa. --147.84.132.44 (talk) 14:43, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Presidential Palace[edit]

Put more info about the Sanaa presidential palace, also called Sanaa presidential house( دار الرئاسة )= location, building, features... It is in the heart of the protests. More info: in 60 Meters Rd, Saná, Yemen [1] --147.84.132.44 (talk) 14:59, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

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Coordinate error[edit]

Faraz khan raja — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.39.184.189 (talk) 14:47, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Time of establishment?[edit]

Hi all, the lead says Sana'a is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. However, Sana'a is not listed at the linked place and no references have been provided for that claim. Is there no source for when it was established, even approximately (which century, even millenium)? --Pgallert (talk) 09:38, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

I think that bit could be removed for now. It seems to be based on the tradition that the place was founded by Shem, son of Noah. --Al Ameer son (talk) 17:20, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
P.S. The Hebrew article, which is an FA, says it was founded in the 2nd-1st century BC. --Al Ameer son (talk) 17:22, 30 April 2013 (UTC)