Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Elfdalian

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Elfdalian Wikipedia[edit]

See also second proposal (verified as eligible)

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Elfdalian)
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Process-stop.svg This proposal has been rejected.
This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

An ISO 639 (1–3) code is one of the prerequisites defined in the language proposal policy. This language does not have a standard code ("dlc" is not a valid code). —{admin} Pathoschild 02:59:42, 01 October 2007 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Elfdalian (övdalsk, dlc SIL)
  • Editing community: Max sonnelid (P)
    List your user name if you're interested in editing the wiki. Add "N" next to your
    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages: development wiki project
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Arguments in favour[edit]

Arguments against[edit]

  • Is a death language, no ISO-code --JeroenKon 15:24, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
    • No, it is not dead. And the ISO code issue may or may not be a mistake by the registering authorities; it might get one later. Jon Harald Søby 16:25, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
      • Allright, I'll stop this argument --JeroenKon 16:53, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

General discussion[edit]

Elfdalian/Dalecarlian, does not actually have an ISO 639-3 code. It did in one of the preliminary drafts, but it was retracted before the publishing of the code. It is still used in Ethnologue, but does not appear on the ISO 639 webpage. I mailed SIL International asking about this, and they said that it was an error that it had a code, and that it should be removed from Ethnologue (which hasn't happened yet).

From what I have read, though, I believe this actually is a distinct language from Swedish, and that it as such could merit a Wikipedia on its own. However, as of now, it does not have an ISO 639-3 code, and there are also no native contributors volunteering to form an editing community. Jon Harald Søby 00:20, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Dalecarlian seems to have only 1500 speakers ... GerardM 06:50, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
Can you gives us more information nowadays. It's ten years ago and in ten years many can happen -Markvondeegel 06:51, 12 August 2007 (UTC)