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Telugu language materials[edit]

https://archive.org/details/teluguenglishdic00perc

https://archive.org/details/grammarofteloogo00camprich

https://archive.org/details/companiontelugur00ardeiala

https://archive.org/details/cihm_49088

https://archive.org/details/TheHolyBibleNewTestamentCompleteInTeleguteluguIndia-1860

http://books.google.com/books?id=Op10oxer2zQC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

http://books.google.com/books?id=HxWGiHe5nzgC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Rajmaan (talk) 04:51, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Telugu language page, and the Telangana Telugu article is of a reasonable size that the merging of Foo will not cause any problems as far as article size or undue weight is concerned. Vin09 (talk) 16:54, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that Telangana Telugu be merged into Telugu_language#Dialects. I think that the content in the Telangana Telugu article can easily be explained in the context of Dialects section of Telugu language page, and the Telugu language article is of a reasonable size that the merging of Telangana Telugu will not cause any problems as far as article size or undue weight is concerned. Vin09 (talk) 16:54, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

"Like Pali" Comment[edit]

For some reason I need to explain why the comment "like Pali" is inappropriate for the intro to this article, so here's a start:

1. This is OR. 2. It's uncited. 3. There are many languages in India that have a vowel-final requirement, including - more notably - *other Dravidian languages*. 4. Pali has been extinct a long, long time. 5. Why cite Pali and not, for example, Tamil? This is picking and choosing for personal reasons. Old Japanese had a similar constraint, why not mention that? Ogress smash! 18:36, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for that one. నిజానికి (talk) 17:43, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

adding source[edit]

Hi DVdm, noted that you have deleted my edit [1]. I have read your comment. I have added two more sources as per your guidance. I would say this is very commonly known by southern state ppl in Andhra as well as TN. Still if you have some query kindly mention here. Thanks

74 million[edit]

There are about 75 million speakers according to the infobox. @Kwamikagami: would it be fair to say 75 million on the lead? నిజానికి (talk) 10:25, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

I think so. Actually, the source in the info box says 75.9 million, which we would normally round off to 76. But that's an extrapolated estimate, and it's doubtful it's really accurate to the nearest million (let along to the nearest 100,000!) We'd be lucky to have a figure that's correct to within 10%. Because of that, most of our estimates for populous languages like Telugu are rounded off to the nearest 5 million, so we hopefully don't mislead our readers too much. — kwami (talk) 18:47, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Discrepancy between Telugu and Bengali articles[edit]

Telugu has the following:

"In loans from Sanskrit, Telugu retains some of the features that have subsequently been lost in some of Sanskrit's daughter languages such as Hindi and Bengali, especially in the pronunciation of some vowels and consonants.[12]"

(Full disclosure: I just edited "its" to the second "Sanskrit", as editing "its" to Telugu produces a nonsensical result. But that was an edit of clarity, not of fact.)

while the Bengali language page reads:

"Along with other Eastern Indo-Aryan languages, Bengali evolved circa 1000–1200 CE from eastern Middle Indo-Aryan languages such as Magadhi Prakrit and Pali, which developed from a dialect or group of dialects that were related to, but distinct from Vedic and Classical Sanskrit.[15]"

Is Bengali a daughter language of Sanskrit (in which case, the Bengali page needs to be changed) or not (in which case, the Telugu page needs to be changed)?

I know almost nothing about Bengali, Telugu, or Sanskrit. Would someone who does please make the appropriate edit of fact on the one page or the other?

Cross-linking from the Bengali language talk page to here.

Thisisnotatest (talk) 23:35, 23 August 2015 (UTC)