Talk:Okinawan Japanese

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Katakana Contradiction[edit]

The katakana of this article (ウチナーヤマトゥグチ) contradicts the katakana of the Japanese article (ウチナーヤマトグチ). Isn't it more likely that the Japanese article is correct? I tried making the English article match the Japanese article, but my edit was reversed. Is there any reason not to make the English article's katakana agree with the Japanese article? – Westwind273

The Japanese article contradicts itself. Though the page is named ウチナーヤマトグチ, the first line in the head is written ウチナーヤマトゥーグチ, which is also repeated in the History section as well as the Vocabulary section. The other spelling (ト) isn't used elsewhere, though it appears in the title of a work cited. Given this, I'd prioritize the トゥ spelling, though it's likely that both spellings and pronunciations are invariably in use, with one emphasizing Ryukyuan phonology and the other, Japanese phonology. I'm also not sure why the Japanese Wikipedia lengthens the syllable in ウチナーヤマトゥーグチ, given that ウチナーヤマトゥグチ has about twenty times more results on Google. It may be worth adding an explanatory note for the three spellings. — Io Katai ᵀᵃˡᵏ 23:44, 8 April 2013 (UTC)