Requests for new languages/Wikipedia North Frisian

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North Frisian Wikipedia[edit]

See also the third request (approved).
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Proposal summary
  • Language details: North Frisian (Frasch, frr ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: Caesarion (P), Waerth
    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.
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  • Comments:
    • One of the three Frisian languages, very unlike both Westlauwer and Saterland Frisian.
    • After my request for a Saterlandic Wikipedia, which is currently being developed, I would like to request a wikipedia in the last remaining Frisian language without one. This request is supported by the existing and flourishing Westlauwer Frisian Wikipedia. Caesarion 11:31, 8 May 2005 (UTC)[reply]
    • Proposed code: gem-nfr
    • Wikipedia point of view:
      • Some people say fy is for Frisian language. (11 May 2005)
      • Some people say fy is for West Frisian language. (11 May 2005)
      • Some people say fy is for English language. (11 May 2005)
    • fy does not refer to any specific variety of Frisian, it applies to North Frisian languages as well as Westerlauwerspsdlfls Frisian. Node ue 10 May 2005
    • fy is sometimes said to refer to all Frisian languages, but the letter y (form "Frysk") suggests it is intended for Westlauwer Frisian only. Caesarion 28 May 2005
      • It doesn't matter how "fy" was formed. Bottom line: FY is for Frisian. Not just Westlauwer Frisian. Any list of ISO codes will tell you this, in both English and French. --Node ue 16:49, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • You know jolly well that it is ridiculous to consider it one language. By the way, I did not leave the information on the iso codes above. And PLEASE don't use obscene words on any Wikimedia project! Caesarion 15:21, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • I'm not disputing whether or not they are one language. That is obvious, they are multiple languages. But they share a single ISO code nonetheless. FY is not assigned specifically to Westlauwers Frisian, but rather to "Frisian". And definitely NOT to English...! --Node ue 20:55, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)
        • Of course not. It must have been a mistake. But please no f-words here on this page! Caesarion 08:54, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)
          • In nl.wikipedia anything to do with Frisia is considered an f*** word ;) Waerth 09:06, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Generally speaking, I think we should have a North Frisian Wikipedia. But before any further steps can be taken we need some native speakers that are willing to contribute. Especially with a "small language" like this one, that's a conditio sine qua non. Arbeo 10:06, 21 August 2005 (UTC)[reply]
    • Support. The Frisian languages are very important. --Hottentot
    • I added the ISO code, which was approved last month. --Chamdarae 19:17, 7 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support I would like to support the North Frisian wikipedia. The Sorbs (I work on the sorbian wikipedia) have good contact to the Northern Frisians. Ik ban een Frasche :-)--nepl 13:44, 2 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Frisian languages are especially important since they are similar to the original English language