Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Sri Lanka Malay

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Sri Lanka Malay Wiktionary[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wiktionary Sri Lanka Malay
submitted verification final decision
Process-stop.svg This proposal has been rejected.
While this request has technically been rejected, in reality this is a request that has been sitting open or on hold for a long time with little evidence of a community coming together to build a project. If a community comes together in the future and makes a new request, LangCom would consider that new request without prejudice.

A committee member provided the following comment:

If a community appears to support the project, we will reconsider. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 17:28, 19 March 2018 (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 sci (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Sri Lankan Creole Malay Language name in English
Language name (Seelonpe) Mlaayu 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 Q1089151 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Sri Lankan Creole Malay
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, creole language, mixed language / Malay trade and creole languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) = Sinhala script, Tamil script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 46,000


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 [1] 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]

editors : Jasy jatere; dlran522 N;

I am a linguist working on this language. At a recent symposium, I suggested opening a Sri Lanka Malay wikipedia. A senior community member suggested that I should put his dictionary of a couple of thousand entries into wikipedia. Wikipedia does not seem to be the right project for this kind of enterprise, so I opted for wikitionary.

There is generally great support among the Sri Lanka Malays for this kind of enterprise, but they would need to see a working site before they would register. I therefore want to import the existing dictionary into wiktionary to give the community a head start.

Discussion[edit]

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • existing language
  • community support
  • donation of lexical material

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

Ethnologue told that this language is used in Sri Lanka, so inviting users of Sinhalese Wikipedia to join this discuss can be helpful on understanding the necessary. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:12, 6 March 2018 (UTC)