Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Tuvaluan

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Tuvaluan Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Tuvaluan)
submitted verification final decision
Process-stop.svg This proposal has been closed as part of a reform of the request process.
This request has not necessarily been rejected, and new requests are welcome. This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This discussion was created before the implementation of the Language proposal policy, and it is incompatible with the policy. Please open a new proposal in the format this page has been converted to (see the instructions). Do not copy discussion wholesale, although you are free to link to it or summarise it (feel free to copy your own comments over). —{admin} Pathoschild 00:17, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Tuvaluan (romani, tvl ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: Btw (P), Belgian man, Arthurteb303
    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.
  • Relevant pages: —
  • External links:
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  • Relevant infos:
    • App. number of speakers: 13 051
    • Location(s) spoken: Tuvalu, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand
    • Closely related languages, if any: Kapingamarangi, Nukumanu, Nukuoro, Nukuria, Ontong Java, Sikaiana and Takuu, also Tokelauan
    • External links to organizations that promote the language:
    • Tuvaluan is the most spoken language of Tuvalu. Important minority language in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru and New Zealand.
    • Tuvaluan is the first language in Tuvalu, the third language in Kiribati, the sixth language in Nauru, the thirteenth language in Fiji and the eighteenth language in New Zealand; all qua number of speakers.
  • Comments:
    • Can you speak it at some level, Belgian man? We should at no cost risk a second Naurese-debâcle. Caesarion 15:54, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • I'm not the proposer. Neither was I for na:. Belgian man 18:31, 28 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Oppose as long as no native speakers support the idea. For further details, please see [1] Arbeo 20:40, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)
    • Strong Oppose. Tuvaluan is a bad language!!! No, kidding. The real reason is because of Belgian Man. I have seen his rudeness to newcomers at the Yoruba Wikipedia, and I am not impressed. --Node ue
      • Newcomer on yo: was a vandal. Belgian man 11:57, 27 July 2005 (UTC)
        • No, this is not the case. The newcomer nominated some of your dumb "alphabet soup" pages for deletion. These pages have no use. He did not launch a personal attack on you or anything, but you proceeded to tell him in a very rude way that he wasn't welcome. It was certainly possible that this man (or woman) is a real Yoruba speaker who you scared away -- you didn't wait to find out, though, did you?? Now, the only useful content on the Yoruba Wikipedia has been added by me (content on the mainpage). The rest is not useful at all, and many of it is at the wrong pagenames (for example the Yoruba word for Nigeria isn't "Nigeria"). Your stupid alphabet soup and number pages remain, and are of no use to anybody. If you are allowed to ruin more Wikipedias as you have ruined the Nauruan and Yoruba Wikipedias, I think it will be very bad for the aim of the foundation. You know very well that many people are already worried about your status in the Nauruan Wikipedia, it's not wise to ask for more. --Node
          • I didn't write ONE of these stupid alphabet-"articles"! How could you think that! And if I wasn't a contributor on yo:, it was now an enormous spam collection! The only thing I do there is revert spam (and other) vandalism! Belgian man 09:26, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
    • Support Belgian man 21:03, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)
    • Support. Is a national language. --Taichi - (あ!) 21:30, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
    • Strong Support. It's a well-known language with many speakers. Se (Tuvaluan for "a") Tuvaluan Wikipedia is nice.
    • Support --Europa 03:54, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
    • Support -- Why not? (if they have Internet there) Kenwilliams 11:13, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose with fire. No native speakers requested this. - FrancisTyers 20:03, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong Support. Unlike being a dialect, this is a real language. Sure. Blue caterpillar 20:44, 26 July 2006 (UTC)