Hi. Someone changed ckb interwiki link without community permission. I discussed this subject with the community on village pump. They were all opposed to this change. Please change back the interwiki link to the "کوردی". Thank you.
Could you provide some references, especially as there seem to be several Kurdish languages according to ISO-639 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdish_languages ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Kurdish states کوردیی ناوەندی .
Note that language names might not be an area that requires community consensus to change...
"کوردیی ناوەندی" is translation of English phrase "Central Kurdish". We don't call our language "کوردیی ناوەندی". We call our language "Sorani" (سۆرانی) or "Kurdi" (کوردی).
Look to this link and check "Alternate Names" section:
Language links are based on local name not English name. For example language link of "South Azerbaijani" (AZB) is "تۆرکجه" which literally means Turkish. Or language link of "Western Punjabi" (PNB) is "پنجابی" means only Punjabi.
First of all, I've got to apologize about two things:
- About merging the patch without checking with somebody who speaks the language.
- About not taking proper care of this bug until today.
So, I'm sorry.
With that said, I won't insist specifically on "کوردیی ناوەندی", and I'm OK with changing it to something else, but I do have a few questions before we do it.
The word "کوردی" is just "Kurdi", so in a list of languages it may be hard to distinguish it from other Kurdish languages. ku is also just "Kurdî", albeit in the Latin alphabet, but from what I understand, the difference is not only in the alphabet, but in other characteristics of the language. It would be better to change it to a name that is clearly distinct. (And yes, it would be good to change ku from "Kurdî" to something more distinctive, too.)
Is it possible to use "سۆرانی" (Sorani) or maybe something like "کوردی سۆرانی" (Kurdi Sorani) instead of just "کوردی"?
Amir, the Kurdi branch of Wikipedia uses Latin alphabets and it's an entirely different dialect than Sorani Kurdish. I personally see no problem with کوردی سۆرانی, and find it way better than "کوردی ناوەندی" which is an exact translation of what the English call it. Anyway, I'm going to alert Calak, the creator of the page, which is also an administrator on CKB, to see if he still persists on this change. Until then I do not advise any independent changes. Thanks.
No, as I've already said, we discussed this matter already and you're binding the rules by trying to intervene with the consensus. We have reached the conclusion it should be just "کوردی". Please change it back, thank you.
Kurmanji Kurdish is written in Latin letters, which means if someone is speaking kurmanji Kurdish they will click on the Latin Kurdi. Only the ones speaking Sorani Kurdish write in Arabic letters, however I feel that you are somehow trying to intervene with the community which is not a good dicision considering that you changed our Wikipedia without asking us first, now if you may, please change it back to the way it was before. Thanks.
I am not trying to intervene in anything. Please don't try to guess my intentions, I am explaining them very clearly.
Both Kurmanji and Sorani can be written in Latin and Arabic alphabets, so the name must be different.
No, I'm an actual speaker of the language so what exactly are you talking about? No, Sorani Kurdish is not written in Latin! There's not a single article on CKB written in Latin letters!
I'm telling you that we have consensus, so why are you insisting on your invalid points and trying to prove a point that is false and doesn't exist?!
It is not written in Latin in the ckb Wikipedia, but it is sometimes written in Latin in real life. And Kurmanji Kurdish is sometimes written in the Arabic letters, so it should be renamed, too.
What is "real life"? No, our language dialect is officially written in Arabic letters and Kurmanji is in Latin. You changed this without community permission and we are all against it, if you keep insisting on your false point I'm going to ask you please stop replying to any of our threads because you clearly have some problem with us and are trying to create diversity within our community. There is no renaming, we are Kurds and Kurdi is our language. This is community consensus on both CKB and KU wiki. I'm asking you to fix the mistake that you have made without wasting our time any longer.
@Epine: Hey, I'm admin from Persian Wikipedia and want to help here, please stay civil and polite, we want to resolve this issue and also this project is covered by Code of Conduct and violating that can cause ban, so if you want to get this fixed, please be polite.
I suggest we move forward "کوردی سۆرانی" for now.
@Ladsgroup I have stayed polite all this time but the fact that none of you listen when I say that the community has decided from both sides that it should be just "کوردی" and all of you ignore it and still do what you want anyway, means that actually you guys are the problem here. I didn't mean any disrespect in my previous comments and apologize for the attitude but please cancel Amir's changes as it was done independently and without asking our community first, which are all against this change and they remain the same for years!
@Ladsgroup, to add to that, everything I said in my comments were right and none of the statements I made was for insulting or uncivilized reasons. Changing this settings has caused problems and disturbs our community, we asked Amir in 2015 to cancel his changes because it is done without asking the Wikipedia community. If I broke one single rule he broke the entire Wikimedia Foundation rules. Anyway, my apologies for any uncertain behavior coming from me.
@Epine: In addition to what Ladsgroup wrote above, please see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Bug_management/Phabricator_etiquette . There is no reason to take things to a personal level or accuse specific people of "breaking WMF rules" (if there are, please provide specific links to prove your statements), etc.
Thanks for keeping discussions on Phabricator civil and respectful.
The use of "کوردی/Kurdî" is also (I don't go back on the others arguments) justified by the fact that the Kurdish newspapers or the official websites use this method for to switch from Kurmancî to Soranî. For example, see
- The official website of the Kurdistan Region Presidency
- Kurdistan Government Region
- The Kurdish newspapers in the Iraqi Kurdistan where the two dialects are used: Rudaw, Bassnews, Kurdistan 24
This task is not about English Wikipedia or the guidelines on English Wikipedia. (Generally speaking and just for your info, it is not always that simple.)
Please discuss in a civil and respectful way by sticking to the topic of name and script of the language and replying to arguments made, by criticizing ideas but not people.
@Aklapper okay, but could you guys please fix this issue once and for all? There is no reason for this to go unfixed for years. This case was opened in 2015. What does it take for it to be fixed? We have proof to back us up, consensus, and everything, but ignoring the subject won't fix this issue. I've already been told that and apologized for any unnecessary comments that were not related to the topic.
See T116761#3381871 for why we'd like some differentiation.
See T116761#3387578 the answer for the non-necessity of this differentiation (Method used by newspapers and official organizations).
See T116761#3381896 where it was stated that no problem is seen with کوردی سۆرانی.
Here Epine speaks in a personal capacity (I personally [...]): this is the beginning of the discussion.
See T116761#3382700 his answer after community consultation.
@Aklapper, it seems that @Ghybu answered this misunderstanding before I could, and it's exactly what I would have said. I said that I personally don't see a problem, but that was before I talk to the other guys, and I discovered that there is in fact many problems with that. That's why I said I don't recommend any independent actions. There is no reason that this discussion should continue furthermore. I honestly don't see why we should argue about something that's already resolved in the communities, we just simply ask to correct this mistake please. Thanks, again.