Talk:Italian dialects

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Layout as of September 2013[edit]

Page needs to be improved to meet Manual of Style standards per MOS:DABENTRY which reads:

"Include exactly one navigable (blue) link to efficiently guide readers to the most relevant article for that use of the ambiguous term. Do not wikilink any other words in the line."

Suggestions welcomed. — MrDolomite • Talk 18:21, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

 Fixed. I've taken a look at it and have removed the links that do not really add anything. --JorisvS (talk) 12:42, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Time to stop the edit war on this[edit]

The purpose of a disambiguation page is to disambiguate. Muddling what dialect customarily and quite precisely means when speaking of the Italian linguistic situation defeats the main purpose of disambiguation. While there is no need here for three categories, at least the one that really does represent what is understood by Italian dialects must left as clearly worded as possible. (talk) 17:12, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes, the purpose is to disambiguate. But you're just plain wrong about the situation and so how it can do that. As I've said a zillion times, these pages already say that these speech varieties are regularly called dialects. Calling everything dialects all the time, even though, as Lepschy&Lepschy say, some are as different from Italian as English, is just obscuring the situation to the average reader. Calling speech varieties "dialects" whenever it suits you is not precise usage. For clarity, multiple mutually unintelligible speech varieties should be called languages, and it just does not matter if there is dialect continuum, nor if there is a register continuum, the latter illustrated by L&L for the case of Venetian. --JorisvS (talk) 07:39, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep current text. Have to agree with JorisvS. For example, let the reader figure out the Tuscany dialector whatever predates something, that kind of thing is not appropriate for a disamb page. As a random person coming to this RFC - I'd like to know the regional or other dialects, and look at those pages.Patriot1010 (talk) 06:33, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Broad-concept article?[edit]

Note: This page has been tagged as WP:DABCONCEPT because it does not present ambiguous unrelated uses of the same term. Please convert it into an article as soon as possible. Cheers! bd2412 T 20:00, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

It currently lists several possible topics that are often confused using the page's title. What would you suggest as article content? --JorisvS (talk) 08:20, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Suggest this be made a redirect to Languages of Italy which covers everything everyone is trying to say. Clem Rutter (talk) 11:10, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Italian dialects as varieties of Italian[edit]

Currently, I could not find any source for the use of "Italian dialect" for a regional variety of Italian. Could anyone provide one? The related article Regional Italian lacks inline citations for verification. --SynConlanger (talk) 18:16, 3 August 2015 (UTC)