Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Banyumasan

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Banyumasan Wikipedia[edit]

submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

The requested project was created at map-bms: at an indeterminate date. Note that this request was approved before the implementation of the standardised Language proposal policy, and should not be used as a model for future requests. Shanel 02:34, 23 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Banyumasan (Basa Banyumasan, map-bms [invented])
  • Editing community: User:Slamet Serayu (N), User:Wied (N), User:Ali Rahmat (N)
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Strong Support and fully agree map-bms as Banyumasan Wikipedia code, map is official ISO-Code for other Austronesian language and bms representing Banyumasan, OK. -Ali Rahmat 02:31, 18 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  • Relevant infos: en:Banyumasan language
    • Link to article on the language in an existing Wikipedia: Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) and Basa Jawi (Javanese).
    • App. number of speakers: 12 - 15 Millions Total
    • Location(s) spoken: Western Part of Central Java, Cirebon - Indramayu and North of Banten. All located in Java island of Indonesia.
    • Closely related languages, if any: Javenese, Sundanese and Kawi Language.
  • Comments: I propose this with main reason that lately, there is a lot of evidences that Banyumasan language leaft behind by the younger peoples of Banyumasan. They prefer speaking Yogyakartan / Surakartan (assumed as Modern Javanese language) dialect instead of Banyumasan and I'm afraid that Banyumasan language will be disappear sooner. Other reason, Banyumasan language is quite different (especially in phonetic) compared to Modern Javanese language (Yogyakartan/Surakartan). Most of original Banyumasan words are never found in Modern Javanese language such as : kencot (hungry), pisan (very), inyong (I/me), rika/sira (you), belih (no), entong (used up), dingin (previous) etc etc.
Banyumasan Javanese is not the same as Western Javanese language group. Furthermore it is different than Old Javanese. For further discussion see talk:Banyumasan language. Meursault2004 22:13, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Similar to Javanese. Ask jv to host Banyumasan? 22:36, 14 July 2005 (UTC)[reply]
No. One Wikipedia never hosts another. Romanian and Aromanian are similar - separate Wikipedias. English and Scots are similar - separate Wikipedias. Russian and Ukrainian are similar - separate Wikipedias. Cornish and Welsh are similar - separate Wikipedias. Hindi and Gujarati are similar - separate Wikipedias. Samoan and Hawaiian are similar - separate Wikipedias. Kazak and Kyrgyz are similar - separate Wikipedias. Galician and Portuguese are similar - separate Wikipedias. Czech and Slovak are similar - separate Wikipedias. Indonesian and Malay are similar - separate Wikipedias. Estonian and Voro are similar - separate Wikipedias. Spanish and Catalan are similar - separate Wikipedias. Italian and Sicilian are similar - separate Wikipedias. Dutch and Plattdeutsch are similar - separate Wikipedias. Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian are nearly identical - separate Wikipedias. Again, a different language, a different Wikipedia. Scott Gall 22:51, 14 July 2005 (UTC) PS: At least you signed your post.[reply]
You have learned well, young jedi. --Node ue 02:53, 25 July 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for those who have supported Banyumasan language to have its own Wiki. Banyumasan indeed is one of Javanese dialects but its the farthest dialect of Javanese language. If we make an assumption that Yogyakartan and Surakartan dialects are in the central of Javanese language, Banyumasan is in the edge. None of Yogyakartan or Surakartan can speek Banyumasan unless they have stay there for years. Meursault2004 is a linguist and he understand this better. Slamet Serayu 04:24, 4 August 2005 (UTC)[reply]

The test-wiki looks great! The number of articles has clearly passed the 100-article limit (perhaps unintentionally), and Slamet Serayu and other writers have put many hours into developing this wiki. But Banyumasan isn't generally listed as a separate language. Any thoughts? --Chamdarae 17:19, 15 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Perhaps we shouldn't create Banyumasan but Western-Javanese Wikipedia, just like Alemmanic Wikipedia to cover all similar dialects. Meursault2004 17:28, 15 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

This seems like a reasonable suggestion. I would support having a wikipedia if it covers a broader range of dialects, since the differences aren't especially large in this case. --Chamdarae 06:25, 16 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

No matter what is it's name, to me (and I'm sure millions of all Banyumasan peoples) the important things is it may online. I have tired, and hopefully I wouldn't desparated. I used to insisted so that Banyumasan will has it's own Wikipedia with it's own name, but it seems so hard to materialized. Why don't we thingking like Scott Gall done ?, please, support me. Slamet Serayu 07:02, 16 September 2005 (UTC) I have read that some dialects of Javanese language have probably 70% of differences, and I'm so sure that Banyumasan is included, the others probably Osing (Banyuwangi - easternmost of Javanese). Slamet Serayu 07:10, 16 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

OK... I support having a "Western Javanese" wikipedia, and I think we should try to move the contents of the current Banyumasan test-wiki out of meta into a separate domain as soon as possible. All we need now is a code... (map-bjb? map-bjk?) --Chamdarae 18:57, 19 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Don`t worry, Slamet Serayu. Everybody can see what a great job you guys are doing already - surely the most beautiful test wiki I've ever seen here. You're not the only ones that have to wait for some time here, but that does't mean you're not supported. Distinguishing between languages and dialects is often a hard thing to do here, especially if one is unfamiliar to a certain group of languages. Banyumasan or Western-Javanese, I'm sure the best option will be decided upon soon. Either way, I do support your Wikipedia. Arbeo 14:18, 27 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

It's great that this wikipedia will be created soon, but we need to sort out the issue of codes. The codes listed are *not* official ISO codes. The only code available is map (for other Malayo-Polynesian languages). I also *strongly* recommend that this wiki should include include other, closely-related varieties of Western Javanese, since these are not distinct enough to merit having separate wikis. So I would suggest map-bjk (for 'Basa Jawa Kulon', not sure if this the right term to use) as a possible code. (I added it to the sections above). --Chamdarae 18:36, 2 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

  • Is that for Western Javanese in general? I guess it would be smart to pick a code that covers all dialects so that there is a possibility to include other variants in the future. Nevertheless, I think for now this Wikipedia should be called "Banyumasan" as there are only Banyumasan editors at the moment. Yesterday, I tried to contact Slamet Serayu, Wied, Ali Rahmat and Mersault on this issue but have not yet gotten any answers. Maybe one of them could check if "bjk" is OK before the wiki finally goes online. Arbeo 07:19, 3 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  • Thanks. I was going to contact them myself. And yes, this code would be for Western Javanese in general. --Chamdarae 18:18, 3 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
    • Slamet Serayu and Ali Rahmat have both informed me that the term "Banyumasan" is often used to refer to whole group of Western Javanese dialects, while the name "Banyumas" refers to an individual dialect (see their talk pages for details). Arbeo 21:09, 13 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Raetius 13:49, 15 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  • I think we have to change the proposed code (again). It looks like the best option is to use a "locally defined code", such as qbn (or something similar), which may be used if there is no existing ISO code, according to this. --Chamdarae 17:31, 19 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

No matter what is the code, qbn or qbd is OK. The best three code in my mind is bms but it has been used by others or banyu if it may, Thanks a lot guys. Slamet Serayu 03:25, 20 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]