Talk:East Frisia

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name change to East Frisia[edit]

Would it be acceptable for me to change the notation of "Eastern Frisia" to "East Frisia"? I think that's a sounder translation, and it's also far more common as an English name for the region. Note that I'm not talking about changing the article title from Ostfriesland to East Frisia; that would be a separate issue. -Branddobbe


I'd like to suggest that this article be moved to East Frisia. The Wikipedia standard is to use English names, and I would recommend this especially since the article on Frisia uses the English name, while, other than this article, the term "Friesland" is used to refer to the Dutch and German official districts of that name. I'd move it on my own but I thought it would be good to get discussion first. -Branddobbe

No one's said anything here, so I'm listing it on Wikipedia:Requested moves. -Branddobbe 22:52, Feb 27, 2005 (UTC)

Move request[edit]

This article has been renamed as the result of a move request. OstfrieslandEast Frisia

The general rule is to use the English name, which is East Frisia. Furthermore, most other articles on this subject use "Frisia" or "Frisian" rather than "Friesland", which seems to be reserved for districts and provinces with that as the official name (compare West-Friesland, Nordfriesland with Frisia, Frisian Islands, Frisian language). I brought it up on the article's talk page but there was no reply. -Branddobbe 22:56, Feb 27, 2005 (UTC)

  • Support. A.D.H. (t&m) 23:16, Feb 27, 2005 (UTC)
  • SupportExplorerCDT 23:21, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Support Jonathunder 01:02, 2005 Feb 28 (UTC)
  • Support Alai 08:27, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Moved - violet/riga (t) 20:42, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Removing "unref" tag[edit]

As much of the article has been translated from the German Wikipedia, and is non-controversial. Hornplease 19:44, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Dutch article on dialect[edit]

This article says that the dialect of East Frisian is closely related to the Groninges dialect of Groningen section of the Netherlands.

Here is the Dutch wikipedia article on the Groninges dialect:

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gronings

I hope that someone might have the time and ability of translate the key sections, to create an English article on the Groninges dialect or the East Frisian dialect.Dogru144 (talk) 21:19, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

There are already articles: Groningan Low Saxon and East Frisian Low Saxon. Frisia (talk) 23:49, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

20th century history & geography[edit]

The article could use some background on the position of East Frisia during the two world wars, particularly w/r/t the important naval base of Wilhelmshaven, Erskine Childers's The Riddle of the Sands and various invasion plans (of/from the UK).

Also, apparently the islands used to move more or less 'in toto' from west to east and become attached to the mainland by sand during low tides. Are those still the case? or has rising sea level (if applicable) stopped that process? -114.91.67.36 (talk) 12:23, 3 April 2009 (UTC)