Talk:Sango language

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"It has 400,000 native speakers (5 million including second languages speakers)." - how can it be? 5 million is 5 000 000, right?... Manuel Anastácio 02:01, 11 Sep 2004 (UTC)

at What's surprising is that it has any native speakers at all. Historically, it used to be a pidgin language used exclusively for communication among different tribes. - 208.147.76.23 20:07, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Well after a couple of generations pidgins tend to become creoles. ---moyogo 22:41, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
The classification as a creole is controversial, according to Marcel Diki-Kidiri (see, in addition to the first para of this article, the PAL L10n page). Apparently a key is its relationship with Ngbandi. I did hear from someone involved in some translation from French into Sango a few years ago that they had some difficulties with terms for animals and environmental terms - this would sound like an urban-based creole, but I suspect that the issue may have been the range of knowledge of the speakers, who were from towns. --A12n 12:50, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Sängö, Sangho, Sahngo (& changes in orthography?)[edit]

The first version in the subject above is what one used to see, the second is given in the first line of this article, and the third is what appears on the site for Sango lessons.

I noted also mention of a proposed new orthography at http://sango.free.fr/mission_ROS_2005.htm . I'll check on this. If there has been a change, or if there is a pending change that may or may not be accepted, some mention of that should be added. In the meantime I'm not sure what to suggest re the language name spelling(s) to give in the article. --A12n 13:00, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Sango language template[edit]

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--Amazonien (talk) 03:08, 22 January 2009 (UTC)