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What do "The Turks" mean in the etymology section? I mean, who? --OG 09:33, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

If that folk etymology is not common among ordinary Turks, then it should be removed. Is it common? --Vahag 10:24, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
I don't think being common is important. Maybe it is common, but whatever the reason, there's no relation between a nationality and etymological commentators. Citation, explanation, whatever you say; is needed. --OG 12:20, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
The Turks means people from Turkey whose native language is Turkish. It sometimes happens that the speakers of a given language will support a certain etymology for a word or name in their language, while foreign linguists, usually Americans or British, will dislike that etymology and support a different one. On the surface, it sounds unreasonable to go against the native speakers, but often there are political, religious, or cultural reasons that lead them to a certain conclusion that is not well supported by evidence, and outsiders can be more objective. —Stephen (Talk) 19:22, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Would it not be better to change "Turks" to the "Turkish"? 81.68.255.36 11:53, 25 January 2012 (UTC)