English pronunciationEdit

Apparently, this rhymes with 'see', not 'my'...[1] zigzig20s 13:50, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

That’s correct. —Stephen 16:33, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Which Ama?Edit

  • Ama as in Ama language (New Guinea)
  • Ama as in Ama language (Sudan)

LinguistManiac (talk) 07:26, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

The Ama language of New Guinea. Here we call the Sudanese Ama Nyimang. —Stephen (Talk) 10:28, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Right. @LinguistManiac, you can figure out which language is meant by looking at the language code (the bit, in the edit window, that comes after {{head|) and looking it up in the ISO 639 database, or Wikipedia — just type "ISO 639:amm" into Wikipedia's search bar and you'll be taken to the article on the language. In order for categories and other things to work, Wiktionary has to call each language by a distinct name, and when two languages have the same, Wiktionary has traditionally preferred to disambiguate them by calling one "Ama" (with no indication of which Ama) and the other by an alternative name, if it has one. I have sometimes wondered if, in cases like this where both languages are still alive and they use the same script, it'd be better if Wiktionary disambiguated parenthetically, like "Ama (Sudan)" and "Ama (New Guinea)". What do you think? The downside is that it would mean people had to type more every time they added an entry in the language, which could add up to a lot of extra typing if they added a lot of words. - -sche (discuss) 08:46, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
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