ውይይት:ሥራ

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The word ሥራ found in File:MarxDictionary.pdf page 107 in meaning of 'labour'. Also, it has different meaning from 'people's job' or 'work in physics'. This article should be disambiguated. --Octahedron80 (talk) 03:56, 24 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

See, this is exactly what I'm talking about. You would be hard put to find anyone who considers the ultimate authority on the Amharic language to be the "Marxist Leninist Dictionary." But on that basis you are proposing to split ስራ and ሥራ into two topics when they are variant spellings of the same word? This is like a blind man groping in the dark. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 12:43, 24 ማርች 2016 (UTC)
No, it's not what you think. If a word can have more than one meaning (called homonym), it always needs disambiguating page to lead readers to the right article they are looking for, like "work (job)" and "work (physics)". It's not good to dump every possible content subject on a page. I am sure that Amharic have such things. About this spelling, I just got first reference for it. I don't intend to split ስራ and ሥራ. I don't have problem if we can find more references about the names and put them together. They need to be verified like page's content. Verifiability is important on Wikipedia. --Octahedron80 (talk) 15:19, 24 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

And I see እንግሊዝኛ አማርኛ መዝገበ ቃላት 1972 on page 1486-1487 spells ሥራ either. --Octahedron80 (talk) 16:56, 24 ማርች 2016 (UTC)

The letters ስ and ሥ are considered more or less interchangeable in Amharic, neither spelling is considered incorrect (but some are more traditional from Ge'ez) , a writer might use both spellings in the same paragraph, and neither spelling carries any nuance like what you are saying. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 17:05, 24 ማርች 2016 (UTC)
I gotta know that. But finally, only one spelling has to be chosen as the title of a page. The most verifiable word would be advantageous, wouldn't it? --Octahedron80 (talk) 17:54, 24 ማርች 2016 (UTC)
There's no 'most verifiable word', I can verify that both are correct, but it is probably preferable that the page reside at ሥራ where it is now since that is the Ge'ez spelling, so thank you for moving it. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 21:20, 24 ማርች 2016 (UTC)