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Hi, can you please remove the semi-protection from the Copts article? It's been protected since 2011, and I don't see any reason for the semi-protection to remain. Thanks! pandakekok9 (talk) 06:48, 16 May 2021 (UTC)

Clarification request

What does the middle of this sentence is the Diego article mean?:

The suggestion that this identification may be folk etymological, i.e. a name Didacus, Diego of unknown origin would at a later time have been identified with Jacobo, is made by Buchholtz (1894), even though this possibility is judged as improbable.

Thanks. --  AjaxSmack  05:00, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

I admit this is less than crystal clear prose. I was searching for literature, and this 1894 article was the first I found that explicitly addressed the question. After that, I found more literature, but I left Buchholtz in because I don't like throwing away references I spent time searching for. So what Buchholtz (1894) is saying, here, is the following:

  • the interpretation of Diego as Jacob is the current [1894] standard view (cites Apolinar Rato y Hévia 1891)
  • a derivation via yegua from equa, is "not very probable, but maybe still possible"

For the question at hand ("is the connection San Diego - Sant Yago real or just folk etymology?"), I was using Buchholtz as an early attemt to derive the name from alternative etymologies. On rereading it, I may have misunderstood, his argument is not intended to present an etymology for the given name Didacus, Diego, instead, his question is whether the slur "Diego" is in fact derived from the given name "Diego". His starting point is the observation that the herders of the Asturian highlands are called "Diegos" as a slur, even though the name is not in use among them, and the name is not uncommon among the coastal populations who are calling them by that name, so he is considering the possibility that Diego as slur has an etymology unrelated to whatever may be the etymology of the name. --dab (?) 07:08, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

"I admit this is less than crystal clear prose." I was focused on this aspect. Could you please rephrase it in the article maybe using parentheses? I tried to do it myself and was unable to. I do not have access to the sources. Thanks. --  AjaxSmack  14:30, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

"Jurassic" separatism

Hi - I noticed you created Jurassic separatism; any particular reason you used the term "Jurassic" rather than "Jura"? I'm not really familiar with German, but in French, the translation of Jurassic (as in the geological epoch) is Jurassique; to my understanding the translation of "séparatisme jurassien"/"question jurassienne" is Jura separatism/Jura question (as in "vin jurassien" -> Jura wine [1]). Most texts I have seen speak of Jura, rather than Jurassic or Jurassian.[1][2][3][4] Unless you have objections, I would propose renaming the article Jura separatism (Switzerland).


  1. ^ Jenkins, John Robert Graham (1986). Jura Separatism in Switzerland. Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0-19-823247-6.
  2. ^ Bassand, Michel (June 1975). "The Jura Problem". Journal of Peace Research. 12 (2): 139-150. doi:10.1177/2F002234337501200206.
  3. ^ MAYER, KURT B. (1968). "THE JURA PROBLEM: ETHNIC CONFLICT IN SWITZERLAND". Social Research. 35 (4): 707-741. ISSN 0037-783X.
  4. ^ Buechi, Rolf (2012). "Use of Direct Democracy in the Jura Conflict". Direct Democracy and Minorities: 181-193. doi:10.1007/978-3-531-94304-6_13.

Regards, --Goldsztajn (talk) 06:05, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

This is a long time ago, but I think I was aware of the jurassique/jurassien problem. If you search for the terms in google books, you find mentions of both "Jurassic separatism" and "Jura separatism". I think the topic is too regional to have any well-established English name either way. If you prefer "Jura separatism", I don't have any problem with the change. --dab (?) 14:27, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

You just need Jura separatism, not the disambiguated "Jura separatism (Switzerland)", because en-wiki only uses brackets in article titles when needed for on-wiki disambiguation. --dab (?) 14:28, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. The reason I included "(Switzerland)" in the proposed title is the existence of the Jura départment in France. Of course, I'm aware there's probably not been a current of French Jura separatism since about the 16th century (notwithstanding the occupations of the 19th and 20th Centuries), but still precision here only goes towards removing possible ambiguity (which is a valid reason for disambiguation). Regards, --Goldsztajn (talk) 02:22, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
I understand, but my point is the following: On English-language Wikipedia, to the best of my knowledge, WP:NAME conventions ask that you use brackets in article titles if and only if there is an actual existing resource article you need to disambiguate from. Even in such cases, you do not use brackets in the article of the "primary topic", instead you use the unbracketed title for the "primary topic", create one entry with "(disambiguation)" and use disambiguating brackets for all the others.
I think there is no question that Jura separatism is going to be the primary topic, and if there are any eventual pages on different types of "Jura separatisms" (which there won't be), you'd have to use brackets for those. --dab (?) 04:48, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

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