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June 2008 Language committee (Archives for July 2008) August 2008
For a summary of discussions, see the archives index.

Wikipedia Egyptian Arabic[edit]

No decision was taken on the request for a Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia.

  1. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    01 July 2008 03:21

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  2. Jon Harald Søby
    01 July 2008 04:28

    I concur.


  3. 01 July 2008 13:50

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  4. Jon Harald Søby
    01 July 2008 14:28

    مصر Máṣr is the Arabic name for Egypt, so I think that should suffice. I don't know how it could be made any clearer.

  5. Jon Harald Søby
    01 July 2008 14:28

    s/any clearer/less ambiguous


  6. 01 July 2008 16:43

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  7. Jon Harald Søby
    02 July 2008 00:16

    That goes for pretty much every language. Like Norwegian, Swedish, Estonian, Icelandic, and on and on and on. Nothing specific.


  8. 02 July 2008 17:18

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  9. Jon Harald Søby
    03 July 2008 02:57

    The language encompassing that dialect would be Arabic, wouldn't it? I am not an expert on this language either, but I've never heard of Masri being a dialect of Egyptian Arabic, but a dialect of Arabic (though, of course, it is not a dialect according to ISO).

  10. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    13 July 2008 04:12

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