Appendix talk:English terms of Persian origin

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It's just getting started; text will come later, though the large intro from the Wiki article will be trimmed. Alexander 007 23:07, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

The list in Wikipedia no doubt includes errors. I've already had to censor the Wikipedia list. Alexander 007 23:44, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Some silly things from the Wikipedia list will not be brought over here; this list will be more streamlined, less redundant. For example, Zoroastrianism, which was included there, will not be included here, but Zoroaster will be. The reason is because the -ianism suffix is not taken from Persian. The part that is from Persian (but not directly from Persian) is taken from Zoroaster, which is listed. The same with magician, magical; listing magic, magus, and magi will suffice. Alexander 007 00:18, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

While I'm not going to list them in the main column, I may post them in the text following the entry as derivatives. Alexander 007 00:52, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

since when[edit]

Since when did we have a "Lexicon" namespace? --Dangherous 19:04, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

RFD discussion[edit]

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An incomplete, messy attempt to reproduce Category:English terms derived from Persian. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:47, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Delete. — Ungoliant (Falai) 02:52, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
Could "Persian origin" include languages other than Persian (e.g. Sanskrit, Kurdish)? Even so, better to automate this kind of thing if we can. Equinox 02:53, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that "Persian" means "Persian". If it doesn't, then there's even more wrong with this appendix than I thought. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 04:11, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
Even if it did, it’s still redundant to Category:English terms derived from Indo-Iranian languages. — Ungoliant (Falai) 04:15, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
Delete, it's a list of words which a category can do, and the two words which have explanations put the Persian in the Latin alphabet. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:25, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
Keep until no more legitimate redlinks remain. All the ones I've looked at so far have some legitimacy as alternative forms or proper nouns, though not all of the proper nouns would necessarily warrant inclusion and few of the proper nouns would be included were I Supreme Lexicographer. DCDuring TALK 14:28, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
WT:REE? Mglovesfun (talk) 11:39, 3 February 2013 (UTC)


RFC discussion: June 2006[edit]

See Talk:Lexicon:English terms of Persian origin#RFC discussion: June 2006.