Requests for new languages/Wikipedia European Portuguese 2

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European Portuguese Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia European Portuguese 2)
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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:

European Portuguese is not recognised as a separate language
Proposal summary
  • Language details: European Portuguese (pfl ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: maccoutinho (NP)
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    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
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Arguments in favour[edit]

  • There are several differences between Brazilian-Portuguese and Portuguese-Portuguese, not just in the way certain words are spelled but also in the overall syntax of sentences.
  • When you create an account on Wikipedia you can choose on your control panel between br-portuguese and pt-portuguese so why shouldn't that choice be extended throughout the actual contents of the Wikipedia itself.

Arguments against[edit]

The code pfl is not for European Portuguese, it is for Pfaelzisch. "European Portuguese" is not a language yet, it is just a variety of Portuguese. Jesielt 23:47, 21 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

General discussion[edit]