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submitted verification final decision

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:

This language is not eligible, per the Language proposal policy, specifically point 4 under "Requisites for eligibility". Jon Harald Søby (talk) 09:20, 22 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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
Language code xil (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Illyrian Language name in English
Language name Иліріску Ѥзіку (Ĭlirisku Jeziku) 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 Q35976 - item has currently the following values: 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.
Directionality no indication Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name Ѷікіпєдіꙗ (Wikipedija) "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 https://imgur.com/gallery/phMSymH This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit Phabricator task. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.


I think there should be an Illyrian Wikipedia, and when I mean Illyrian, I mean a Slavic Lingua Franca I have been trying to construct which I started recently, not the ancient language, and I'm using the ancient language's ISO to get past all the trouble of requesting an ISO from my language. I think there should be an Illyrian Wikipedia because there should be a South Slavic Lingua Franca language which South Slavic Language speakers can look to and use as a sense of unity and a way of co-operation instead of rivalry and aggression. This language should be primarily made of and by suggestions. Feel free to submit word suggestions and for further language info at slagetvidnarva@gmail.com . --HorseSnack (talk) 19:57, 16 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I have developed an orthography for Illyrian. Here it is:

Аа /a/

Бб /b/

Вв /v/

Гг /g/

Дд /d/

Єє /e/

Жж /ʒ/

Ѕѕ /d͡z/

Зз /z/

Ии /ɪ/

Іі /i/

Її /ji/

Йй /j/

Кк /k/

Лл /l/

Мм /m/

Нн /n/

Оо /o/

Пп /p/

Рр /r/

Сс /s/

Тт /t/

Уу or Ѹѹ /u/

Фф /f/

Хх /x/

Ѡѡ /ø/ (Loan Words or Names, like Björn, Бйѡрн)

Цц /t͡s/

Чч /t͡ʃ/

Шш /ʃ/

Щщ /ʃt/

Ыы /ɨ/

Ьь /:/

Ѣѣ /ɛ/

Юю /ju/

Ꙗꙗ /ja/

Ѭѭ /jo/

Ѯѯ /ks/ (Greek Transliteration)

Ѱѱ /ps/ (Mostly Greek Transliteration, but some native words like "Ѱі" "Dog")

Ѳѳ /θ/ (Greek Transliteration, as well as Norse names, like "Ѳорр" "Thor")

Ѵѵ /y/ (Greek Transliteration, but some native words like "Рачѵна" "Computer")

Ѥѥ /je/

Ћћ /d͡ʒ/

Ѷѷ /w/ (Greek, English, and Arabic names. No native words.)

I have worked hours and days to make this language so please don't immediately debunk it.


Sorry, but artifical languages must have a certain degree of recognition in order to be able to be eligible. That is certainly not the case with a language you just invented. Whatismore, you can't simply use the code for the ancient Illyrian language, there would have to be a separate ISO code. --MF-W 00:09, 17 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Урѣда, I'm also just trying to promote my idea... I don't really know where else I can do that. HorseSnack (talk)---