||Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy).
The language committee needs to verify the language is eligible to be approved.
- Check that the project does not already exist (see list).
- Obtain an ISO 639 code
- Ensure the requested language is sufficiently unique that it could not exist on a more general wiki.
- Ensure that there are a sufficient number of native editors of that language to merit an edition in that language.
- The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
- The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, translatewiki, check completion).
- The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
||Example / Explanation
||prg (SIL, Ethnologue)
||A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
||Language name in English
||Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
||"Wikipedia" in your language
||usually the same as the project name
|Project talk namespace
||"Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
||Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (3) uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info
); (4) localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons
||135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
|Default project timezone
||"Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
||For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
||Anything else that should be set
My proposal is based on my opinion that Prussian language is more widely used than in 2007, when it was proposed the first time. The language has been reconstructed enough in order to write articles in a proper way. Moreover, we have now our first native speaker. We have Prussian dictionary in 6 languages. What's more, we have an interface translated into prussian. It's even now able to use as one of interface's languages.--Piteris (talk) 22:09, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
- As a proposer, I support the idea. The language is on better position than it was in 2007. We have more users and by now, we have done over 300 articles on our own project similar to Wiki. I could write the articles and I think there will be more people wanting to contribute. What's more, SIL International changed the status of the language. Now it's considered as the living one
--Piteris (talk) 18:13, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
- Bilāi tū Prūsiskai? πr2 (t • c) 18:19, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
- Akiwīstai, kāi as bilāi prūsiskai. As tērpaui šan billin eraīnan dēinan :)
Surely I speak Prussian. I use this language every day :)
--Piteris (talk) 11:14, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
- I would probably support this, but I'm not sure it will be created. πr2 (t • c) 02:12, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
- Well, we have to try. If we don't get it right now, maybe in 2-3 years? Who knows.
--Piteris (talk) 23:40, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
- Sure. Have you decided which reconstruction you're using? The one like Sudovian? πr2 (t • c) 23:42, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
- Most of us uses the dialect of Sambia, as it had the best documentation. It is likely to be influenced by Sudovians, because they were resettled in this area. Almost each of us uses this reconstruction carried out by Mažiulis and continued currently by Letas Palmaitis.--Piteris (talk) 23:50, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
- As a language user I higly support this project and I'm ready also for editing prussian Wikipedia. I hope this time it'll be possible. Prussian isn't an affected language. For sure it isn't more (re)constructed as other baltic languages, which were strongly modified in 19. century. Lithuanian could be the best example. Prussian community has proved that they can create proper online-encyclopedia (vide: non-official prussian encyclopedia). More than 330 articles are ready right now. We can do it! :)
- The prussian Wikipedia started to work on an independent server: http://wikipedia.prusaspira.ez.lv after refusing it in the official Wikipedia. We have 6 authors who write articles more or less regulary. From the technical point of view it would be better to make the decision about wikipedia for our language using the material on this server, not to start an incubator, which can disappear and work of people can be wasted then.
I think, that sources of prussian in internet says enough about the vitality of language. It is used also during the traditional prussian holidays in songs (dainas) by people not using it in everyday practice.
- Support This language nowadays can be considered to be a revitalized language. There are some people who speak Prussian fluently and are able to write articles in this languages on different topics. Disadvantage of the independant server: wikipedia readers are not able to find out about the Prussian language because on Wikipedia there are no links to the Prussian version of the article.
- Support I'm glad to see progress is being made with the revival of this extinct language, and the external wiki looks impressive. Clearly this Wikipedia can become a success. And why not? If revived languages like Cornish and Manx can have their project, why not Prussian? IJzeren Jan (talk) 20:25, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
- Support Per comments above. I wonder whether or not LangCom would approve this, it's in a similar position to that of Manx, but Manx has 1,823 "competent" speakers, compared to the few here... still, this proposal has my support. πr2 (t • c) 04:38, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
- Support I encourage them to transfer articles from their own wiki if the license allows.--188.8.131.52 08:35, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
- Could someone shed more light on the current situation of actual speakers of the language? Are there native or near-native speakers nowadays again? --MF-W 06:03, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
- Support Prussian is actively used on the Internet by at least a handful of near-native speakers. The external wiki is constantly growing and it should definitely merge with the future Prussian Wikipedia. --Iketsi (talk) 01:42, 4 April 2013 (UTC)