Requests for new languages/Wikipedia West Flemish

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West Flemish Wikipedia[edit]

submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

The requested project was created at vls: at an indeterminate date. Note that this request was approved before the implementation of the standardised Language proposal policy, and should not be used as a model for future requests. Shanel 19:13, 22 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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  • Notes/comments
    • Number of speakers: app. 1 million
    • Locations spoken: southwesternmost part of the Netherlands, Belgian province of West-Vlaanderen, French Flanders
    • Related languages: Zealandic, Dutch
West Flemish is a west Low Franconian variety that stayed outside the Hollandic-Brabantic mainstream of the Dutch language for so long that it has become very archaic. Comprehension with Dutch is difficult, and today it is often considered a separate language. Ethnologues and ISO-639-3 both refer to it as Flemish/Vlaams, which is misleading: Vlaams is most often used as an umbrella name for all Dutch-like variants in northern Belgium. There is only an apparent lack of a language called East Flemish: it does exist, but East Flemish is still most often considered a Dutch dialect. Zealandic is a transitional language between West Flemish and Hollandic Dutch. Caesarion 11:45, 18 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Needless to say, I support a West Flemish Wikipedia. Caesarion 16:58, 18 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Zeppoord (support) - Dûh, Kaesarion ge hebt 't precies zelf voorgesteld é, kunde gij West-Vlaoms dan, da kik et nie kan zal wel duidelijk zèèn haha! (kan zelf alleen beetje tv-Vlaams haha) Bart v.d. Heij 11:10, 19 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Great proposal! Alleen spijtig dat ik zelf geen West-Vlaams spreek... Kneiphof 11:53, 20 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support ma waarom geen Tbc, 20 November 2005 (UTC)
    • Men wil hier nu eenmaal altijd ISO-639-codes, daar valt weinig tegen te doen. Caesarion 14:33, 20 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support maar nu nog w88 op 2 mensen die het als moedertaal hebben (is deel van de procedure... jammergenoeg) Servien 14:39, 20 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose, literally is a group of dialects.--Taichi - (^_^) 19:12, 20 November 2005 (UTC) I don't say nothing... but I'm neutral.--Taichi - (^_^) 00:43, 21 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • A group of dialects that together make up a language, so what? Caesarion 00:04, 21 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • indeed a group of dialects, which may cause a few problems... however, these problems may mainly arise because of lack of spelling rules... however, on second thought, west-flemish variaties are very closely related however, so this problem could be handled adequately--LimoWreck 18:39, 21 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support (N) by the way --LimoWreck 18:39, 21 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. --Chamdarae 23:39, 21 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support! :-) Olve 07:02, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support well the reason is clear I think :-) if people want to work: let them do it. As language it exists for sure. Like for any other rare or minor language I can help uploading the calendar or other strategic pages that give people something to work on. (Well the files to create the upload files - normally one page to be translated - must come from them). -- 09:30, 22 November 2005 (UTC) This was me ... don't know why from one second to the other I was not logged in anymore. --Sabine 23:07, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please log in under your MetaWiki nikname, otherwise your vote will not be counted Kneiphof 10:12, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Object. Wikipedia is not a dialect playground. This is a group of dialects, different from each other, a Wikipedia in this group of dialects (it's not a language) will result in chaos and will remain grounded. Let's concentrate on important issues instead. Gerrit 17:31, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • We already have wikipedia in Linburgish and, despite the fact that Limburgish consists of group of dialects, Limburgish wiki has not becomen chaotic playground at all. As far as the are peolpe that want to work for West Flemish wikipedia (and there are) I have no one reason to suppose that this wiki will remain grounded Kneiphof 18:51, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • (West) Flemish isn't a dialect, Gerrit. Otherwise the code would be nl-wvl or something like that. Belgian man (nl na en) 18:55, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support - West Flanders is located 12 km from my door. Belgian man (nl na en) 18:55, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support – gpvos (talk) 20:56, 23 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 03:43, 24 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support (officially recognized regional language) Arbeo 16:16, 2 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support (N) Da moet er zeker kom'n! !t West-Vlams is zeker levendig genoeg voe ne Wiki ip te start'n. Matthew 19:09, 5 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support (N) Vrië goe gedacht! Da moe zeker deure goan! Moar der moe zeker en gestandoardiseerde spellinge kom'n. Gino 19:20, 5 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Widder gon liëver eerst idderjine in z'n eihe plat lotte schriven, dat werkt altid nog 't beste. An 'n standerdspellehe wiln we natuurlik wel denken, die van 't "AksjuhCommithee" vinnik eihelik te hek, op nl:West-Vlaams stot 'n betere. Caesarion 19:30, 5 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Dinsdagskind 11:53, 22 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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