Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Erzya
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- Number of speakers: about 500 thousand
- Locations spoken: Russia: Bashkortostan, Buguruslan, Chuvashia, Mordovia, Penza, Samara, Tatarstan, Temnikov, Ulyanovsk; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Estonia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Ukraine; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan.
- This is a national language in Mordovia.
- The publication of dictionaries, as is the case with many other books of all genres are limited about 1000 per printing. This media would make it possible to provide a large readership with several aspects of the written language, i.e. orthographical variation, neologisms, older less-used words, synonymy, etymology, etc.
Arguments in favour
- Support In 2002 the renowned Erzya writer Kuz'ma Abramov published the first Erzya-language dictionary "Валонь ёвтнема валкс" with well over six thousand entries. The manuscript materials from this dictionary have been granted as an open-axis basis for this type of project. Thanks. Rueter 07:03, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
- SupportHi! like a native speaker will give voice to create. It will be a qualitative development of the Erzya language in the Internet - it is necessary for pupils, students, and those who want to teach Erzya language. I will help in the development of this project. I think that apart from the dictionary Abramov's, you can use and other open sources, for example the book "Syrnen chovolyat Eugene Chetvergov. Erzianj jurnalist 07:34, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
- Support, per above--Andrijko Z. 19:58, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
- Support A lot of native speakers. It has a great potential. --Metsavend 11:19, 9 February 2011 (UTC)