Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy).
Ensure the requested language is sufficiently unique that it could not exist on a more general wiki.
Ensure that there are a sufficient number of native editors of that language to merit an edition in that language.
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.
"Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
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Before you start yelling that such a proposal has already been refused I'd like to tell that this time it will be the good one. Why ? Because Ottoman Turkish is not a dead language. It is as dead as Latin, which would be foolish to consider a dead language knowing how many speakers it has. Ottoman Turkish is an incrediblely rich language with a corpus embracing 15th century classical poems as well as modern scientific and political treaties. Then you might think that creating such a Wikipedia would just be Turkish in arabo-persian script but no. Wikiepedia purpose, wikipedia's tenets always have been the ease of the access to the knowledge, the freedom and gratuitousness of knowledge and by accepting to create a wikipedia in Ottoman Turkish you're realising the wet dream of some Turkish nationalists nor history nerds but allowing a maximum of people to access to this language and its content, a maximum of people to reach knowledge and this is the very meaning, the very reason to be of Wikipedia, so creating wikipedias in Ottoman Turkish and other literary languages of our wolrd history must be considered by Wikipedia. I hope you read me until the end and that you will agree with me for the sack of the humanity. Waiting your favourable reply, may you accept the expression of my dearest regards. --L'Effendi (talk) 23:09, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Do we have ideas why LPP terms 3rd and 4th can't be the oppose reasons? The language must be sufficiently unique that it could not coexist on a more general wiki. In most cases, this excludes regional dialects and different written forms of the same language, and The language of the proposal has a sufficient number of fluent users to form a viable contributor community and an audience for the content. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 05:34, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
While I totally agree that an Ottoman Turkish Wikipedia would not necessarily be the plaything of nationalists or religious ultra-conservatives, and would be as desirable or undesirable as any other Wikipedia in a classic language, I don't think your proposal is helpful. However valid your arguments may be, you say nothing what hasn't been said before - in reference to either Ottoman Turkish or any other ancient language. The discussion will start all over again and the outcome will likely be the same. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 20:26, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]