Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Old Saxon

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Old Saxon
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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

An extinct proto-language. --Millosh (talk) 07:41, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
  • 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
Proposal
Language code osx (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Old Saxon Language name in English
Language name Sahsisk 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 Q35219 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Old Saxon
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, historical language / West Germanic languages, Germanic languages, Indo-European languages, Low German
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 0


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.
Community
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
Project name Wikipedia "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 yes 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 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

I'm still learning but I think a Wikipedia in Old Saxon should be a great occasion for other people to learn about it. Then some new texts - even written nowadays - would be welcome. -- Stardsen 22/3/2012, 19.51 (UTC)




A Wikipedia in Old Saxon can easily be created. There's a lot of material on which people can study (grammars, dictionaries, texts, etc.). It is like Old English about the material, and like old English, Latin, Gothic and all the other historical languages that have been created it should be accepted. It is vain to create a Wikisource because of the lack of texts in the language (the texts that survived are now written in the Dutch Wikisource or similar), but I think that a Wikipedia is the right thing to do with Old Saxon. -- Italian Norman 14/2/2012, 21.44 (UTC)


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  • No native speakers. Old English and Gothic shouldn't have been created, and Latin is sui generis, as it has fifteen hundred years of new works after it stopped being used, and is still being taught to children.--Prosfilaes (talk) 04:40, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

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