At the time of writing, has 21 questions, and has 17 questions. Looking through those questions, I can't seem to tell why one would choose one of the tags over the other (besides typing "speak" versus "spoke" into the tag-selection box). The tag wikis don't seem to help me disambiguate these, either.

Should there be a difference between these two tags (and if so, what?), or should one be synonymized to the other?

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Looking at the tag wiki descriptions, there doesn't seem to be any difference. I suggest we keep .

However, not everything tagged should be merged into , as it seems some would be better under something like , or similar.

In most cases questions under appear to have have other appropriate tags already attached, so perhaps the best thing to do would be to remove from those questions, then make a synonym of .

As there aren't that many questions, I'm happy to run through the list and do some retag edits if the rest of the community agree to this plan.

  • Sounds good to me!
    – user1478
    Sep 23, 2013 at 14:30
  • I've snipped a couple out (mostly ones that were really pronunciation questions) - don't want to go overboard and swamp the active questions list with retag edits too much.
    – nkjt
    Sep 23, 2013 at 18:53
  • I edited a few more. I'll come back in a few days and do that again so it doesn't get swamped, like you said.
    – user1478
    Sep 28, 2013 at 1:34
  • I merged the remaining few questions into spoken-language.
    – user1478
    Oct 5, 2013 at 15:27

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