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Requested move 16 May 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved. Number 57 14:04, 15 June 2015 (UTC)


Western PersianIranian Persianhttp://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/documentation.asp?id=pes --Relisted. George Ho (talk) 23:04, 23 May 2015 (UTC) Mjbmr (talk) 14:10, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose, "Iranian Persian" will only make the article title ambiguous. All Persian dialects are part of Iranian languages not just Western Persian. Khestwol (talk) 17:51, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
Khestwol: But all Western Persian dialects are a part of Western Persian and the name of Western Persian was changed to Iranian Persian in SIL. Mjbmr (talk) 18:13, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
Mjbmr, the main problem is with the ambiguity of the word "Iranian". It is not only an adjectival for anything from the modern country Iran, but it is also a noun referring to a branch of the Indo-Iranian languages. So it can not serve as a clear disambiguator. Because although we want to use it as an adjectival here, it has also another meaning. The "Eastern Persian" Dari language and Tajik language are also dialects of Persian and are yet Iranian languages. So "Iranian Persian" can refer to them as well, if the second meaning of "Iranian" (Indo-Iranian branch) is used. Khestwol (talk) 19:02, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
The Persian Wikipedia simply uses Farsi-ye Iran, "Persian of Iran". Such a title will be unambiguous and clear even in English. However in adjectival form "Iranian" is not a proper disambiguator because "Iranian" does not only means something from Iran but "Iranian" also means the large family of Iranian languages. Khestwol (talk) 19:02, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
I thought Iranian languages is describing languages within the Iran that should be either called "Iranian Plateau language" or something. Mjbmr (talk) 19:38, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
I am so confused, it's English's problem, I've been actually using "... of Iran" instead of "Iranian ..." when I didn't know much English. Mjbmr (talk) 19:56, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
BTW, all Persian dialects belongs within in the Iran, the one in the Afghanistan is called Dari, the one in Tajikistan is called Tajik, I don't see a problem for moving the page. Mjbmr (talk) 20:03, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
Khestwol Please see: http://www.ethnologue.com/country/TM Mjbmr (talk) 20:22, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Ethnologue is a biased Christian missionary tertiary source. Its classification on Iranian languages seems especially confusing. We are not required to follow Ethnologue on everything word by word. Besides, even Ethnologue uses the word "Iranian" to refer to all "Iranian languages" including "Eastern Persian" dialects (Dari language and Tajik language) [1]. So not only the Persian of Iran/Western Persian, but Ethnologue considers all Persian dialects as "Iranian". Khestwol (talk) 16:08, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
Khestwol: I'm not going to comment on your knowledge, we have language committee of Wikimedia who don't think English Wikipedia is a good source. When we say "Iranian ...", it means "... of Iran" in any way, but when you don't know the history you say "Iranian" doesn't mean "Iran", good luck. Mjbmr (talk) 21:24, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment, I propose to move this article to "Western Persian dialect" per WP:PRECISION. The lede itself clarifies this article is about a dialect. "Western Persian" alone can also refer to a person of Western Persian descent, or something from Western Persia, hence introducing ambiguity. "Western Persian dialect" is a more PRECISE title. Khestwol (talk) 18:16, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Khestwol Please read: ISO 639-3. This is a separate language. Mjbmr (talk) 18:26, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Mjbmr, in that case we can move to "Western Persian language". In any case, the title should be WP:PRECISE enough to clarify that the article is not about the Western Persian people, but about their speech. Khestwol (talk) 18:44, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Ogress smash! 20:35, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment, I think this only will bring confusion. We have Western Persian which is the dialect spoken in Iran and Iraq etc, but we also have Tat language (Caucasus), which itself directly descends from "Iranian Persian" aka Western Persian, and is spoken in Azerbaijan and Dagestan in the North Caucasus. I believe having an adept in language to comment here would be good as well, so I'm pinging Kwami. - LouisAragon (talk) 12:32, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry, never got the ping. These names are a bit confused, and I'm not terribly happy with them, but I think we need real sources to determine what to call our articles, not just something made up by Ethnologue. (So, oppose.) — kwami (talk) 18:13, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for agreeing! Ethnologue has been making up nonsense that can't be backed by academic sources. Though, in my opinion we can better choose "Western Persian language". Just a one word addition per WP:PRECISE. Khestwol (talk) 18:15, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Note if this move request results in no move, then we can continue using "Western Persian" to refer to the language, and move the article simply to "Western Persian language" per WP:PRECISE. Khestwol (talk) 10:01, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

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