Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Etruscan

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โ†main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Etruscan
submitted verification final decision
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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Etruscan needs to meet the stricter standards for eligibility of extinct and historical languages. It is doubtful that it ever would, but certainly a test with only two pages does not. Test project can remain on Incubator. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 16:36, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
  • 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:
What Value Example / Explanation
Proposal
Language code ett (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Etruscan Language name in English
Language name ๐Œ“๐Œ€๐Œ”๐Œ๐Œ€ Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q35726 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Etruscan
  • native label (P1705) = ๐Œ“๐Œ€๐Œ”๐Œ๐Œ€
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, dead language, ancient language / Tyrsenian languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = ett
  • writing system (P282) = Etruscan alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 0


Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
Community
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
Project name Wikipรฉdia "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Optional settings
Project logo File:British_Museum_Etruscan_8-2.jpg 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Chicagp "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Proposal[edit]

The Etruscan civillisation was remarkably one of the richest and one of the most important civillisations at the time,therefore I think that if other historic languages are permitted to have a Wikipedia or even at least a Test Wikipedia then so should Etruscan.

Discussion[edit]

  • Oppose For the love of... Seriously? No, we don't need Wikipedias in poorly attested ancient languages.--Prosfilaes (talk) 17:28, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Etruscan is not that poorly attested.Online there are even Etruscan language courses and dictionaries and translators.Etruscan is poorly attested but it is possible to write at least some articles โ€”The preceding unsigned comment was added by 76.164.82.242 (talk) 17:46, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose roughly per Prosfilaes. Wikipedias in classical languages are one thing, Wikipedias in any extinct language that we happen to know are quite another. The main issue however is not that we don't need it, but that there are too few people who will write it. It would mainly be read and written by language geeks, and when the novelty wears off they are likely to quit their hobby. See also my own essay. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 11:24, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Per the user that hasnโ€™t logged in,I support this because me and my friends are linguists who will support this project and will keep making new articles until we think the Etruscan Wikipedia is good enough,at least we should have a test wikipedia โ€”The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ruskiguy2.0 (talk) 23:45, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
@76.164.82.242 and Ruskiguy2.0: Notes from langcom: they will utterly reject this one, because this is unlikely to meet the Latin/Ancient Greek status. But the test project can be kept even rejected. --36.102.227.31 23:05, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Post-discussion update[edit]

The two pages in this test were deleted on Incubator because they had no meaningful content. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:53, 6 February 2019 (UTC)