Talk:Taíno language

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Taino alphabet[edit]

Is it possible that the Tainos had an alphabet or some kind of hieroglyph? If yes, is it a mystery? Ismael Perez (talk) 01:10, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Certainly not an alphabet, and AFAIK no writing of any kind. I don't know what you mean by a "mystery". — kwami (talk) 09:18, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Taino Dialects[edit]

Does anyone know how reliable the dialects listed by Carrada are? I don't know where he got his information, but I have yet to come across it in any other texts. Additionally, he lists Eyeri has a dialect of Tiano spoken in Puerto Rico, but Eyeri is actually a seperate language altogether. I don't believe these dialects are reliable. I've listed instead the dialects given by Bartolomé de Las Casas (described in the book, "Languages of the Pre-Colomban Antilles"). I feel that this is a much more credible. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jacr88 (talkcontribs) 08:47, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Taino words in English[edit]

I've read that "mangrove" comes from Guarani rather than Taino, but nobody really knows the etymology. Also, "cannibal" is from the name Carib; it's somewhat misleading to say that it's borrowed from Taino.--72.94.172.49 (talk) 12:06, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Rename to Taino language[edit]

The proper way to spell this is Taino. All academic papers written in English use the spelling Taino. Renard Migrant (talk) 12:31, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Renard, I appreciate that you're trying to make a point, but this is trolling, and unhelpful.
For others, please refer to the ongoing discussion at Wiktionary:Beer_parlour/2015/January#Ta.C3.ADno_vs_Taino. User Victar makes essentially the opposite point there, that most academic papers written in English use the spelling Taíno, with the accented í. -- Eiríkr ÚtlendiTala við mig 18:43, 21 January 2015 (UTC)