Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Meänkieli

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wiktionary Meänkieli
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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Eligible. Please contribute to the test project at Incubator. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 15:09, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
  • 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 fit (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Meänkieli Language name in English
Language name ' 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 Q13357 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Meänkieli
  • native label (P1705) = meänkieli
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Finnic languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = fit
  • writing system (P282) = Finnish alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 60,000, 150,000


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
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 Continent/City "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]

I suggest that we add a new language to Wiktionary. Meänkieli was earlier a dialect of Finnish, but since 2000 it is recognised by the Swedish parliament as a language in its own right. We need to built up a dictionary and grammar for that language. Wiktionary suits fairly well for that purpose. It has not automatic declination generators, but the paradims as such are useful later on. All declinations must thus be written, but it is a good start. Model for Meänkieli is the Finnish language. Many paradigms can be borrowed and adapted to Meänkieli. Quick progress thus.

Proposed by
Birger Winsa is an associate professor in Meänkieli. He has worked for 25 years with the language.
Alternative names
I guess there are no other better qualified/interested person better than Mr Winsa

Word for the projects can be taken from www.nordfinska.se —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Linguist (talk)

Discussion[edit]