Template talk:Persian language
|This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Persian language template.
I think the recent edits are just crowding the template; the Dari and Tajik articles already explain what the dialect in question is called by native speakers and other Persian speakers; Ajam/Ecem is a colloquial term in Kurdish for certain varities of Persian and their speakers, not a separate dialect of Persian recognized by linguists --Jpbrenna 00:34, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
- I think I just noticed why User:Tajik made the changes he did - he assumed that the whole section was under the heading Names for the language. It's not - the section heading is dialects, but I can see where he made the error. Anyway, thanks for adding the details, but as I said before, they crowd the template. Just use the commonest English name, navigate to the article, and improve the heading with more information about native names if necessary.--Jpbrenna 00:40, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Explanation of recent template changes
I changed some of the piped links, which were redirects, so that they will load faster. I also removed the diacritics from the language names -- they just look pedantic, and a few seconds after the use reads them, he will be at the main article page which will show the native name and transliteration with diacritics. Ditto for non-standard English names for the languages -- Tajik instead of Tajiki, etc. The excess of names was just crowding the template -- again, as soon as the reader clicks the link, he'll learn all about how Persian is sometimes called Farsi in English, and that its older native name is Parsi etc. --Jpbrenna 01:13, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
Move to Template:Persian language
The term "Persian languages" is not used in credible academic sources and the previous move (in 2007) wasn't based on any academic source or Wikipedia concensus. Using the term "Persian languages is as nonsense as "English languages" (for referring to different variants and dialects of English language). Alefbe (talk) 12:46, 29 January 2009 (UTC)