Talk:Arabic script

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Maybe replace with {{only in|{{pedia|Arabic script}}}}? —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 18:19, 9 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do you have a reason for it to be deleted? —Angr 20:01, 9 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
E.g. Talk:Cyrillic alphabet. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 20:04, 9 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The difference is that Cyrillic isn't the name of a language. Arabic script is more than sum of parts because it's not just the script of Arabic, it's also the script of Persian, Pashto, Urdu, Ottoman Turkish, some varieties of Kurdish and Azeri, etc. etc. etc. And no definition at [[Arabic]] captures that. —Angr 20:30, 9 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Er? Doesn't the sense "the Aramaic-derived alphabet used to write the Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Uyghur languages, among others" exactly capture that? - -sche (discuss) 23:58, 9 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Absolutely (or delete).​—msh210 (talk) 04:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Keep. Presumably, the charge is that the term is a sum of parts. I don't think it is a sum of parts. For one thing, "Arabic alphabet" should not be parsed as noun + noun; it should be parsed as adjective + noun. "Arabic" (noun, "The Aramaic-derived alphabet ...") seems derived as a shortening of "Arabic script". The same seems true of "Cyrillic" in relation to "Cyrillic alphabet", so I would oppose deletion of "Cyrillic alphabet" if it were sent to RFD again. The alleged adjective at "Cyrillic" defined as "Denoting an alphabet devised for writing the Old Church Slavonic liturgical language" seems to be created artificially to be claimed to be attested by "Cyrillic alphabet". "Cyrillic" in "Cyrillic alphabet" IMHO means "of or relating to Cyril" and "Cyrillic alphabet" is, unsurprisingly, an alphabet associated with Cyril. Curiously, lemmings do not seem to have "Arabic script". --Dan Polansky (talk) 08:57, 10 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kept for lack of consensus to delete. bd2412 T 19:57, 11 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RFD discussion: October–December 2021[edit]

See Talk:Latin alphabet#RFD discussion: October–December 2021.

RFD discussion: October 2021–January 2022[edit]

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Per above by Inqilābī: "encyclopædia stuff". DAVilla 05:02, 18 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Keep. AG202 (talk) 18:29, 20 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Delete. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 20:13, 20 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
DeleteSvārtava [tcur] 14:19, 5 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Keep, given the potential different meanings of both component words, Arabic (also used as a synonym for Arabian), and script (many meanings). Compare Arabic numeral, given that numerals can also be considered part of the alphabetic script of a language. bd2412 T 04:35, 12 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • RFD-deletedSvārtava [tcur] 13:25, 3 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]