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Support : Request to include Latin script Konkani in the gom Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Language Committee, Painstakingly I have worked to build up articles in the Latin script Konkani on Gom Wikipedia. I have added more than 800 pages approximately. And also others have contributed. There is a lot of Konkani knowledge available in Latin Script which needs a platform to put it together in one place. This will be accessible to the Konkani speaking community spread world wide. We are not getting any grants. It is our love for our Mother tongue and the desire to make its knowledge accessible to our community worldwide.

The Konkani speaking community located outside India speak the mother tongue Konkani at home. But the script is an issue for them to access. As not all of them can understand the Devanagiri or Kannada Script. The Latin script is internationally known. There are many languages which do not have script of their own but use Latin Script. Tourist and other people who do not know the vernacular scripts will find the Latin script helpful also, Since Goa is also a Tourist destination.

I have used a software to transliterate articles from Latin Konkani to Devanagiri Konkani and these have been posted in the Gom Wikipedia. But as I have mentioned not all can read the Devanagiri or Kannada Script, Latin Script becomes handy since all know the Latin script. It would be injustice to the Konkani language and spread of its knowledge if the Latin Script is not included as many who cannot understand the vernacular script will have no access. They will find Gom Wikipedia unaccessible just becuase of the script. I also intend to continue transliterating literature available now on Gom Wikipedia into Latin Script.

Do consider this earnest and sincere request to include the Latin Script articles of Konkani in the Gom Wikipedia. Together the Devanagiri and Latin Script Konkani will enrich each other for the spread of knowledge in Konkani to Konkani speaking community which are spread all over the world. They are mostly settled in Canada, United Kingdom, Portugal, Australia, USA, Pakistan and the Middle East. These people do not know the vernacular script but know the Latin Script and will be able to read and understand Knowledge in their Mother tongue - Konkani. Hope Wikipedia does no injustice to the Latin Script Konkani articles. It is already suffering due to suppression from various sources.

Hope the Language Committee does not suppress the Latin Script Konkani which has been used for more than 400 years and is still being used daily

Thanking you in anticipation of a positive action

Rosario Fernandes

Saraiki Language[edit]

Requests_for_new_languages/Wikipedia_Saraiki is sent for Saraiki. Kindly look in to matter. Create Saraiki Wiki. Saraiki is an important language. Department of Saraiki, Islamia University, Bahawalpur was established in 1989[1] and Department of Saraiki, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan[2] was established in 2006. Saraiki is taught as subject in schools and colleges at higher secondary, intermediate and degree level. Allama Iqbal open university Islamabad,[3] and Al-Khair university Bhimbir have their Pakistani Linguistics Departments. They are offering M.Phil. and Ph.D in Saraiki. Five T V channels and Ten Radio Stations are Serving Saraiki language.

Rhaeto-rumantsch projects[edit]

Dear Lang-com members, I would address a question. Wikimedia CH has in its 2016 annual plan the revitalization of the projects in Rhaeto-romance languages.

Anyway our vision is that a right approach is not to support at the moment but to support ancillary projects like Wikitionary and Wikisource.

Why? The answer is simple. Rhaeto-romance group is a collection of local languages of Alps with a lot of similarities, understable each other but without a unique version except for the languages spoken in Switzerland where the Canton of Grisons tried to create a super-language without big success. At the moment, also within the members of Wikimedia CH, who speaks a rhaeto-romance language can contribute in the local version but not in the superlanguage. About the versions spoken in the north-Italian valleys the problem is more complex because they have different versions either in diacritic signs to write the local versions.

The picture is more complex because these languages are considered endangered. The number of speakers is decreasing a lot and other languages are taking a predominant role in these valleys: German is substituting it in Switzerland and in South Tyrol and Italian in Trentino and Veneto. There is a linguistic protection in Switzerland and in some Italian valleys because they are integrated in the educational programs for schools, but the results are not satisfying. Mainly in Italian valleys some local associations have no funds to assure a local protection to support these languages.

Wikimedia CH is acting quickly to support the most endangered linguistic versions (mainly in Veneto) at least to save their heritage in Wikimedia projects. We are contacting the local libraries which are destined to be closed cause the lack of funds.

For this reason Wikimedia CH thinks that projects which would keep this diversity but would also preserve their similarities can have a good impact. The wikipedia in Romansh is not the good project to support this diversity because it requires a superlanguage used by a limited number of speakers but Wikisource and Wiktionary can be interesting also for the donation of this content in order to maintain the integrity and to help Wikimedia Ch in this project of content donation.

At the moment the upload of Rhaeto-Romance books is split in some projects:

We are working on Italian Wikisource but this is not helpful. We can assure two/three volunteers to work around the project but also the commitment to push local communities and associations and schools to contribute in their own linguistic version if these projects are designed to host several linguistic versions.

In addition we would ask what is the process to re-open the wiktionary in Romansh to populate it in connection with the uploading of the texts used in Wikisource and also through external sources like Pledari.

In our first approach with the local communities these projects are considered strategical to plan a revitalization of the rhaeto-romansh community. --Ilario (talk) 14:30, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Well, I'd recommend to establish one location for rm wikisource texts, so either www.wikisource or it.wikisource. It doesn't matter much which one is chosen. could be reopened if the test-project on Incubator gets active (which currently only has a Main Page). --MF-W 01:00, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Request for early approval of Wp/khw[edit]

Letter to the all respected members of Language Committee

Being a Wiki Test Admin in Wp/khw i am requesting the all respected members of the Language Committee for early approval of Khowar Wikipedia i.e. -- Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 05:41, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Western Balochi language Wikipedia (bgn)[edit]

Hello members of Langcom.

Western Balochi language Wikipedia was active in few months with more than 3 active contributors and now have more than 4860 articles in West. Balochi language,so kindly can approve it.--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 23:03, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Livvi-Karelian Wikipedia[edit]

I would like to ask to consider Livvi-Karelian Wikipedia approval. I think that the Ilja.mos can act as an expert for this language --Kaftaj (talk) 07:54, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

  • The local user mustn't be an expert due to the policy (at least as I know it). But anyway the project has a significant activity, all most-needed messages have been translated, so I think that the Livvi-Karelian Wikipedia is ready to be approved. --Ghiutun 08:15, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

Request for early creation of Khowar Wikipedia[edit]

Humble Request to Hon'ble Members of Language Committee[edit]

  • As a Test Admin of Wp/khw Khowar Wikipedia Project I on behalf of the Khowar language communities of Pakistan, Afghanist, India and Xinjiang(China) humbly request the all respectable members of the language comittee for early approval, creation of Khowar Wkipedia i.e. The Khowar language is spoken in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Xingjiang(China). I have created a test page for Khowar language in incubator i.e. Wikipedia Khowar (Khowar Language Wikipedia), On behalf of the abovementioned Khowar speaking four countries for early approval and creation and normalization of Khowar Wikipedia edition. Khowar is one of spoken 14 languages in Chitral(Pakistan). It will be useful to Khowar internet users to report news from worldwide. I strongly feel it deserves its own Wikipedia. Being a test admin i have translated all most used messages into khowar. I have created test Khowar Wikipedia at Khowar Wikpedia.--Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 05:22, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Activity report[edit]

The last one is from two years ago. Update? PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:44, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

My Dear PiRSuared, thanks for reply. Please check the recent activity here [1] and help us for early creation of Khowar Wikipedia --Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 07:09, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
Mr PiRSquared17 can see here for Activity of Khowar wiki test.--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 23:37, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
I am not a member or observer of LangCom. Sorry. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:06, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Waiting for response from any member of LangCom. The language Committee has approved Wp/fax as eligible but the Wp/khw has not yet been verified as eligible. The total speakers of Wp/fax is 6500/- only but the total speakers of wp/khw are more than 01 million and Khowar language is spoken in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and China, I request the LangCom for approval of Khowar Wikipedia as early as possible--Zaheeruddin25 (talk) 17:00, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Is it possible to launch new Wikinews project with only one active editor[edit]

I'd like to know is it possible to launch new Wikinews (I mean not in incubator) if there is only one active user, who had improving the project 1,5 months? I saw that there's a rule - projects from incubator can move to its own subdomain (for example to only when there is at least 3 active and not grayed out editors, but I really hope, that it is possible.
Postituvi (talk) 20:49, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

The answer is no. If that only active user for some reason stops editing, the project would be dead, and we dont want that. --MF-W 23:39, 30 November 2015 (UTC)