Talk:Meuse-Rhenish

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Name[edit]

The name Meuse-Rhenish has apparently been proposed by somebody named Ad Welschen in a local course hand-out. It has apparently not been published, let alone accepted among dialect researchers. Hence, it is original research that should have no place in Wikipedia. Klassi 23:58, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

No, this concept can also be found in some recent German literature, where its equivalent is Rheinmaasländish. The Dutch linguist Welschen introduced the same concept in Dutch from a reversed west-east perspective, which happens to be slightly more appropriate, because the core area of Low Franconian lies in the Low Countries. So Meuse-Rhenish seems to be the best label in English. Ad43 13:16, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
If the term has independently been proposed in the German literature, then this page would well be served by some references. I did not dispute the appropriateness of the term, only its acceptance among researchers. Wikipedia is not the place for introducing one's own terms. Klassi 23:05, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

We already knew. Ad43 21:48, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Warning of orignal research[edit]

At this moment the Dutch Wikipedia is about to remove this article from its database. This is because the entire article appears to be ORIGINAL RESEARCH by Gebruiker:AJW. Who also is User:Ad43 and the self proclaimed linguist Ad Welschen. Updates will follow; on the deletion and probably consequences for the English wikipedia. Thank you.Stoneburger (talk) 14:43, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

The so-called warning above relies on a misconception and personal attack by the former user. There is no real justification for this interference. I have added some more references, for that matter. Ad43 (talk) 08:38, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
In the mean time, the former user himself has been placed 'out of competition' on the Dutch Wikipedia. No wonder why. -- Ad43 (talk) 19:49, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Merge with Rhinelandic[edit]

I suggest to merge this article with Rhinelandic, as the topic is identical. Sarcelles (talk) 16:26, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

No the artcle can stay, but the term Rheinmaasländisch is predominantly used in studies of "Limburg-Niederrhein" literature sources dating between 1000 and 1650, and hardly in international dialect literature studying the contemporary dialects of the region. So it needs also a content cleanup in this respect. Hans Erren (talk) 00:55, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Then, the only thing needed is to clarify that the term denotes a full-fledged (also written) language in the middle ages, but now merely functions as an overarching term that covers a still existing dialect continuum that spreads over three countries, and which in Germany equals the total of Low Franconian (Low Rhenish) vernaculars. I just revised the introduction to that end. Ad43 (talk) 19:43, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Merger with Low Rhenish[edit]

It is redundant with Low Rhenish. Sarcelles (talk) 14:45, 16 February 2011 (UTC)