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Seri Wikipedia[edit]

submitted verification final decision

This language has been verified as eligible.
The language is eligible for a project, which means that the subdomain can be created once there is an active community and a localized interface, as described in the language proposal policy. You can discuss the creation of this language project on this page.

Once the criteria are met, the language committee can proceed with the approval and will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert.

If you think the criteria are met, but the project is still waiting for approval, feel free to notify the committee and ask them to consider its approval.

  • 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 sei (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Seri Language name in English
Language name cmique itom 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 Q36583 - 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 Seri on Ethnologue.com Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name "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.
Optional settings
Project logo 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. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.

Seri (cmique itom) spoken natively by 800 people in Mexico.

to do[edit]

  • Find more native speakers
  • Continue with translating the localization files (currently 800 messages translated)

Signed by: Xazoj CoospojQuitlc 14:04, 5 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Arguments in favour[edit]

Arguments against[edit]

  • According to Ethnologue there are only 800 people that speak this language.. How realistic is this proposal ? GerardM 16:14, 20 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • Dead as a horse. Unfortunately, I agree with Gerard. 0,25% of all natives is a little much too much and they can't speak Spanish but are able to speak English? Further, the seri wikipedia claims that a Seri variant is spoken in the US? And it does not look like Seri, it's dictionary mess and some words are obviously made up. For example inflewentenam, the article states:
    "Seri": Inflewentenam coccebj ctám necaitom Cmique Itom jöx diijömde itóm hualtecras
    Translation: 'Inflewentenam' is (this is not Seri, but another language, I guess it's is) of the human not spook Seri language ¿jöx? two (dii, some kind of latin?) all (Jömde is not Seri, but another language, it looks like homdi, which is Tale, a constructed language based on Dutch) language ¿hualtecras? (made up, I guess it means natively)
    Normal English: ¿Inflewent people are people who do not speak Seri natively.?
  • Conclusion: Speedily reject the "Seri" Wikipedia. (also useful if you've got a little bit of knowledge of many languages) --OosWesThoesBes 15:41, 1 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

General discussion[edit]

Localisation update[edit]

Currently 72.19% of the most used MediaWiki messages have been localised on Betawiki. Thanks, GerardM 06:56, 4 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]