Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Norn

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Norn Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Norn)
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.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

Extinct language with very few surviving written texts (which rules out a Norn Wiksource too).--Shanel 03:19, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Proposal summary
  • Language details: Norn (norn, nrn ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: {{{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: development wiki project
  • External links:
Please read the handbook for requesters for help using this template correctly.

Arguments in favour[edit]

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

  • Norn is extinct since the 18th or at latest 19th century and few written Norn remains according to the article w:Norn language. Even in the old times it had few speakers. Please specify whether this is about revitalizing the language (like with Cornish). And how much of todays Norn language is genuine and how much has to be "made up" to allow to use it on an own Wikipedia? And how much potential contributors and readers are there? --::Slomox:: >< 18:31, 8 February 2008 (UTC)