Requests for new languages/Wikipedia IPA English

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IPA English Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia IPA English)
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This request has not necessarily been rejected, and new requests are welcome. This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This discussion was created before the implementation of the Language proposal policy, and it is incompatible with the policy. Please open a new proposal in the format this page has been converted to (see the instructions). Do not copy discussion wholesale, although you are free to link to it or summarise it (feel free to copy your own comments over). —{admin} Pathoschild 22:02:17, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: IPA English (ipa [invented])
  • Editing community: —
    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: —
  • External links:
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  • Relevant info: Translation of English wiki to IPA characters. Other languages could follow.
    • App. number of speakers: linguists, linguistics students
    • Location(s) spoken: anywhere
    • Closely related languages, if any: w:English language


  • Comments:
    • There is a simplified English wiki (here), so why not a phonetic English wiki?
  • Support, this would be a huge mess but totally sweet. Ashibaka 04:21, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Everyone speaks English with a different accent, so the IPA representation would be different for each contributor. We'd end up with articles changing accents midstream. This will lead to no end of confusion. —Psychonaut 01:07, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Opose - brings no knowledge. Michał P. 20:20, 15 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose; As Psychonaut said, phonetic English is impossible due to radically different accents. 21:16, 15 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Not keen on this, for the same reasons I'm not keen on any rehashed English. Dialects of English are suitable because they are used as media of communication between people, but not this, because it isn't. Keeno 14:06, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose Useless. Arbeo 21:17, 22 April 2006 (UTC)
  • STRONG Oppose Useless and impossible (how many accents ARE there??) Bryan 17:59, 24 April 2006 (UTC)