Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Mayan

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki

Mayan Wikipedia[edit]

submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been closed as part of a reform of the request process.
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 01:03:52, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Mayan (myn ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: Scott Gall (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: —
  • External links:
Please read the handbook for requesters for help using this template correctly.
  • Notes/comments:
    • Another request by Scott Gall with complete absence of native speakers, fluent speakers, or even advanced learners. Should be denied, along with all past and future requests from him. --Node ue 16:49, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • The Mayan languages are a family of related languages spoken from South-Eastern Mexico through northern Central America as far south as Honduras. They go back at least some 5000 years in the Pre-Columbian era of Mesoamerica. People still speak them today. Scott Gall 05:31, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • Agreed that there should be a Mayan Wikipedia, there is one in Nahuatl as well. However, as the name of the article does already indicate, there is not just one Mayan language, and including all variants within one Wikipedia leads to certain disasters. The attemp had better be pointed at either en:Classical Maya or en:Yucatec Maya, I think. Caesarion 10:25, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)
        • How about for Classical Mayan and for Yucatec Maya? Scott Gall 07:06, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
          • "myn-cs" ? I did not know Mayan was spoken in Serbia. (18 Apr 2005)
          • Good idea, let's give priority to myn-yc then, which is more likely to gain an acceptable number of frequent users. Classical Maya and other current variants can be given a Wikipedia later. I think the situation is very similar to Sámi, except that there is no such thing as "Classical Sami". Caesarion 16:51, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • Neutral. Is unclear about this proposal; the mayan languages are a "family", the yucatecan mayan is some unintelligible with quiché, or other languages across Mexico, Belice, Guatemala and Honduras. I prefer an individual Wikipedia in quiché or yucatecan mayan or some important languages.--Taichi - (?!) 22:11, 1 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]