Talk:Trans–New Guinea languages

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hi. i would like to have this list split into a few more sections. i would do this myself; however, i am not sure of the difference between some of the terminology. like the differences in superstock vs. phylum vs. stock vs. superphylum. super- refers to the number of languages? or amount of branching? – ishwar  (speak) 08:44, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

No, the distance of the relationship, repsumably as shown by % of cognate vocab. But keep in mind that the entire classification will likely prove spurious. kwami 23:23, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

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Moved back to en dash, Trans–New Guinea, where it's been stable since March 2009. This follows the MoS, style guides such as the Atlantic Monthly, and several WP:RSs. (Ross uses a space, "Trans New Guinea", but that is generally avoided for prefixes.)

(Note that en dashes often don't show up in Google Books because they are not generally recognized by OCR. Also, hyphens are used as a substitute by people using typewriters and non-professional typesetting programs such as Word.) — kwami (talk) 23:01, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Any reason not to extend this to the various branches of TNG? — kwami (talk) 01:23, 19 May 2011 (UTC)