Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Old Prussian
|←main page||Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Old Prussian|
- 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||prg (SIL, Glottolog)||A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...|
|Language name||Old Prussian||Language name in English|
|Language name||Pruſiſcan||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||Q35501 - 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||Wicêpedja||"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.
|Project logo||http://imgur.com/Aha3zZA||This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).|
|Default project timezone||Continent/City||"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 (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)|
An Ancient Baltic language which was used to be a Literary Language up until the late 1600s. It would to be interesting to have this language for linguistics could compare it with other Indo-European languages and Baltic Languages as well as dialekts like Low Prussian.
Q & A:
1. Q: Why Old Prussian?
2. A: Mainly as an object of study.
1. Q: Is the language standardised?
2. A: No, you should use the dictionary form and case ending which applies, and it's good idea to make an assumption with grammatical cases that they are very similar to Lithuanian.
1. Where do I find sources on Old Prussian?
1. Q: Does anyone speak Old Prussian?
2. A: No, but you can use a dictionary to find words and I/We will know what you mean.
1. Q: What should I do if I come by words which have no Old Prussian equivalent? (E.g. Computer)
2. A: Make a loanword that fits and doesn't look out of place, (E.g. Don't write Computer, write something like Kompjutew.), or take a word from a neighbouring language like Latvian or Polish etc.
- Oppose: per Language proposal policy, this language is not elegible due to it is a dead language which has not native speakers. --Zerabat (discusión) 15:04, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
- Mightst I then ask why Latin and Gothic are Wikipedias? Ólafur Liljurós (talk) 17:56, 23 February 2016 (UTC)