Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Konkani

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Konkani Wiktionary[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wiktionary Konkani
submitted verification final decision
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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 notify the Board of Trustees for a possible veto.

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
Proposal
Language code gom (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Konkani Language name in English
Language name Konknni / कोंकणी 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 Q34239 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Konkani
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, macrolanguage, modern language / Indo-Aryan languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) = Devanagari, Latin script, Kannada alphabet, Malayalam script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 7,600,000
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.
Community Darshan kandolkar, The Discoverer, Konknni mogi 24, Isidore Dantas1, Fredericknoronha, Banduji, Gautamjalmi, SerTanmay
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
Project name "Wiktionary" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wiktionary 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 File:... 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Asia/Kolkata "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Proposal[edit]

Hi,
I wish to open Wiktionary project for Konkani language. Vocabulary, meanings, usage and other dictionary-related information about Konkani language is scattered across the Web. I wish to see this project created, to give a wiki platform for such hitherto individual efforts.
About myself: I contribute for Marathi Wikipedia project in capacity of Administrator role. My page on Marathi Wikipedia is here: mr:सदस्य:Sankalpdravid

--Sankalpdravid 08:03, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • I think this a very good idea by Sankalp and I support this.
Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.182.81.106 at 16:16, 11 February 2009
  • A very good idea.
Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.172.16.92 at 10:44, 12 February 2009
  • Yes this is a very good idea. I would like to support this.
Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.228.80.154 at 06:57, 6 March 2009

1) Konkani language is culturally distinct from Marathi and Kannada
2) Konkani has a rich repertoire of words, idioms and usages.
3) Konkani language is phonetically different, just as French and English.

Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.184.50.205 at 21:45, 28 September 2009

4) Konkani is one of the nationally-recognised languages of India
5) It is a small language, and badly needs online support to grow
6) An online dictionary (such as Wiktionary) would help the language to grow
7) Even a Google Translate for Konkani is currently lacking
8) Presently, there is near a total lack of online support for the language
9) Wikipedia/media can demonstrate that it doesn't discriminate against small languages
10) Linguistic diversity and promotion of smaller languages is a good goal

Preceding unsigned comment added by Fredericknoronha at 22:35, 29 October 2018
  • i too am in favour of a konkani wiktionary...infact a konkani wiki...if need be you may take recourse to the GSB konkani-english online dictionary to see that it is indeed an independent languaage
Preceding unsigned comment added by Capt.AkshayBangera at 02:19, 25 February 2010
  • I am also in favour of a Wiktionary in Konkani. However, we must acknowlege that the language is written in a number of scripts, with the most widely used scripts being the Roman and the official Devanagari Script. In order to have a successful wiktionary, its important that both the Roman and Devanagari script are given equal importance.
Preceding unsigned comment added by 120.61.37.240 at 22:29, 13 January 2011
  • This is a good goal. Let's get it going, please Fredericknoronha (talk) 17:05, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • Volunteers yet to be built up, but we can surely work on that! Fredericknoronha (talk) 21:48, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Other discussion[edit]

As of November 2018, a WhatsApp group has been discussing this issue rather actively. If you could help, feel free to get in touch. Fredericknoronha (talk) 21:49, 4 November 2018 (UTC)