Talk:!Karas Region

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ǃKaras versus ǁKaras[edit]

According to President's statement region was named !Karas not ǁKaras. Aotearoa (talk) 21:54, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

The correct spelling is ǁKaras. There was some confusion in the days just after the renaming. Very few high government officials speak Khoekhoe, and the ǁ is hard to find on a computer keyboard. The ǁKaras spelling is now used by all major newspapers (New Era, Republikein, The Namibian, Allgemeine Zeitung). Actually, the combination ǃK is not even a valid consonant in Khoekhoe language. I think this is exactly why secondary sources of information (newspapers) are preferred over primary sources (the Government Gazette). So even if the President decreed ǃKaras, if all other coverage used ǁKaras, so would Wikipedia. Cheers, Pgallert (talk) 06:15, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Apparently I cannot move the article back, so here it is: --Pgallert (talk) 06:25, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

!Karas RegionǁKaras Region – As outlined above, the Government Gazette as quoted is one of a few spelling errors in the first days after the renaming of the Region. All current coverage uses ǁKaras Region, not ǃKaras Region. Pgallert (talk) 06:25, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Spelling ǃKaras is used in the Government Gazette of the Republic of Namibia where decision about name change has been published. Therefore ǃKaras is only official spelling of the name of this region. Potential error in the spelling of this name is irrelevant. The name of region has been official changed into ǃKaras and only another one official publication in the Government Gazette can change it. Aotearoa (talk) 09:31, 17 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi all, and sorry for the confusion: After I inadvertently moved the page one more time to ǃKaras Region this page now already is a redirect, and cannot be moved. I have thus withdrawn the request here, and restarted it on the the move target. The new move request, and the relevant discussion, is now here: Talk:ǃKaras Region. Again, sorry for the confusion I (most certainly) have caused. --Pgallert (talk) 13:51, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

doubled the talk page[edit]

This talk page is doubled – see: Talk:ǃKaras Region Aotearoa (talk) 09:20, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

No, it isn't. The two exclamation marks are not the same. So this is the redirect page to ǃKaras Region, where the click is the correct IPA symbol, not just an exclamation mark. The discussion has been duplicated, though, and I will file the {{Requested move}} there instead of here, later today. Cheers, --Pgallert (talk) 11:55, 17 February 2014 (UTC)