Talk:Uletarephian/Slevic languages

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We already use the term Syrillangan for Slavic languages (see Language families, List of language groups, List of OGFL codes), as well as for the Cyrillic alphabet (see List of alphabets)--Stjur (talk) 13:22, 10 February 2017 (CET)

See http://opengeofiction.net/user/eklas/diary/1128 --Litvania (talk) 14:43, 10 February 2017 (CET)
So, due to my remarks on the diary and the fact, that 11 wiki entries contain the word Syrillangan, including entries about your and my languages (I won't change mine for sure to Slevic), while only this article contains the world Slevic, I hope you'll change the name of this page to Syrillangan--Stjur (talk) 15:26, 10 February 2017 (CET)
@Litvania: Comments on wiki talk pages should normally be indented using colons (":" "::" ":::" etc...) and signed with "--~~~~" to leave a signature and timestamp.
@Stjur: If Syrillangan looks/sounds "wrong" to several native speakers of Slavic languages, that's a problem and should be solved. 11 pages can be updated. We should all show understanding, cooperation, compromise, goodwill, etc. :-)
--Isleño (talk) 16:44, 10 February 2017 (CET)
@isleño i agree with you, however we need to come up with a nicely sounding name that fits the "Syrillangan" culture, and also sounds good to the native speakers of the languages.(Litvania) 10 February 2017 (CET)


In the real world, I think, it is the speakers of the language the name is in (in this case, the 'Ingerish speakers'?) who decide what the name of the culture or language is, rather than the actual speakers of the language. So, in English, deutsch speakers are 'germans'; in French they are 'allemands'. The speakers of the language itself don't have any choice in this, unfortunately, even if it sounds bad to them. I don't like syrillangan - to me it sounds like 'Sri Lankan'... But if its the name the Ingerish have given the language - and assuming this is an Ingerish langauge wiki - you're sort of stuck with it, unless you take it on yourself to be an Ingerish wikipedian ... or something along those lines. --Udilugbuldigu (talk) 16:07, 12 February 2017 (CET)
I didn't write the message before yours and I support Luciano's idea of the "first-comer" (Syrillangan continued) --Stjur (talk) 16:21, 12 February 2017 (CET)
Sorry Stjur - I just saw you'd been the last editor, my mistake - thanks for correcting it.--Udilugbuldigu (talk) 17:47, 12 February 2017 (CET)

Proposal to rename

As Slevic resembles the word Slavic too much, and Syrillangan is definitely not the way to go, I propose the following name: Egalic.

You can see the analogy with Baltic, Nordic, Indoeuropean, Afroasiatic, Uralic, etc. And since most quasi-Slavic nations are near the Egalian lake, I think it'd make perfect sense (for example, Egalian Lake being the historic homeland of the OGF-“Slavs”).

So... what do you all think? —tule00talk·contribs 19:08, 3 August 2019 (CEST)

I really dislike the name Egalic - I don't see Slevic languages originating in the Egalian area. Many wiki articles (including my nation's history) mention Surian or Slevic tribes dating way back, living on today's Surian lands. I'd imagine Suria, especially its historical hub Sur (which seems to be based off the Kievan Rus', which is also the place of origin of Slavic languages) to be the place where Slevic languages came from. About the name Slevic, I first disliked it too two and a half years ago, but now it's kinds grown on me.. like a rash. --Stjur (talkOGF) 19:35, 3 August 2019 (CEST)
i don't really see this as a major issue. if people want it renamed, let's do it. i'm still calling them slavic anyway.
mama stju, sue me. --Eklas (talk) 21:39, 3 August 2019 (CEST)
I think I might, Eklas Bo'eklas Radovan Bašta Turquoise Andre Charles Jurcă —Stjur (talkOGF) 22:31, 3 August 2019 (CEST)
Then, a secondary proposal: Suric or Surric. Anything but Slevic. Because Slevic screams “I am not at all creative and I'm too lazy to come up with a name”. Just like Gaermanic, but that's another story, isn't it. Anyway, how does Sur(r)ic sound? —tule00talk·contribs 23:43, 3 August 2019 (CEST)