Talk:Bengali language

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Number of speakers[edit]

There's a discrepancy of 70 million speakers between the lede and the infobox. Why is this? FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 17:24, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Discrepancy between Telugu and Bengali articles[edit]

I have posted a talk topic on the Telugu language talk page on an apparent discrepancy between the Telugu and Bengali articles concerning Sanskrit ancestry. Thisisnotatest (talk) 23:39, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Burden is not trivially additive[edit]

However, since this change is not as widespread and is not being followed as uniformly in the rest of the Bengali printed literature, today's Bengali-learning children will possibly have to learn to recognize both the new "transparent" and the old "opaque" forms, which ultimately amounts to an increase in learning burden.

If the logic behind that conclusion was as impeccable as it wishes to appear, one could make the same claim about children learning English with Mother Goose in hieroglyphics as an intermediate step, which I certainly wouldn't myself.

The above statement is not supported by the theory of learning as I understand it. Even in software development there's a maxim that sometimes the shortest path to a working system is to write it twice, with the prototype going directly into the round file once its purpose (bootstrapping the process) has run its course.

I thus regard the above statement as unsubstantiated conjecture. — MaxEnt 03:54, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

I agree. It’s not at all like the situation with, e.g., Traditional vs. Simplified Chinese, where there are different forms of thousands of characters, most of which are derived by various rules. That really does increase the burden. This “transparent” Bengali is more like the idea of horizontal Korean, where the same individual glyphs that everyone already knows are simply written in sequence rather than combined (into syllable blocks for Korean, or clusters for Bengali). No one who reads the script at all would have to learn more in order to read the simplified version. (Not that I’m advocating the use of these simplifications; just that I agree with your point about the text in this article.) MJ (tc) 00:58, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

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Shouldn't "Bengali" be replaced with "Bangla"?[edit]

In the eight amendment to the constitution of Bangladesh in 1988, "Bengali" was replaced with "Bangla". Government documents write Bangla, not Bengali. So I think the page should be moved to Bangla language. If "Kolkata" can replace "Calcutta", why can't "Bangla" replace "Bengali"? What do you say? - Smmmaniruzzaman (talk) 04:50, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Agree with the proposal. Its high time we renamed the article to Bangla. - Mar11 (talk) 13:07, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
Because we use the most common name. Not the most official name. And also: Bengali is not only spoken in Bangladesh, but also in West Bengalen. --Wester (talk) 23:45, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

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"Bengali" changed to "Bangla" in Mediawiki software[edit]

Please see this discussion about a recent change from "Bengali" to "Bangla" in the Mediawiki software. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:05, 7 November 2016 (UTC)