Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Vestgjøtska

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Vestgjøtsk Vikipédia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Vestgjøtska)
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.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

there is no ISO-639-3 or ISO-639-1 code for that matter. GerardM 08:32, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Vestgjøtska (vestgjøtska, vg ISO-639 1)
  • Editing community: Skomakarn (NP), Lifesnoozer (N)
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    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages: Development wiki project
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Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Vestgjøtska is spoken by a great population within the Swedish province Västergötland, and it's grammar differs even more from regular Swedish grammar than the grammar of Danish and Norwegian differ from the Swedish one. In Vestgjøtska there still are a lot of grammatical cases that have disappeared in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. There are still three genders of the nouns, while there are only two in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian (Bokmål only, there are still three in Nynorsk). There are still different forms of verbs for different personal pronouns, while they're thesame for all of them in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian Bokmål. The proposed spelling also differs a lot from the regular Swedish one, and instead shares most of its rules with the Danish and Norwegian spellings.

Discussion[edit]