Tell us about Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia

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Egyptian Arabic (Masry)[edit]

Questionnaire[edit]

Contributors[edit]

  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?

between 7 and 10 steady contributors--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?

Yes--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?

Mainly in Egypt but also Egyptians living outside--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?

not yet--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with other Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?

not really--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?

yes mainly English and Arabic Wikipedias--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?

not yet--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?

not yet--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Your Wikipedia and the linguistic community[edit]

  • Is there a language institution for your language, like an Academy, or a club of people interested in your language? Do you have contact with them?

No--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Who (else) supports you?

apart from the active users, NONE--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, training etc.?
  • Do you get feedback from readers?

Yes, sometimes positive feedback and sometimes negative one--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?

None, to my knowledge--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Content[edit]

  • Does your edition concentrate on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?

As the Egyptian Arabic wikipedia is realtively new, all the users are diversifying their topics. Just to build up the core articles and then every one would certainly concentrate on his field of interst.--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?

not so far--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Language[edit]

  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?

generally speaking yes--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?

I persaonally tend to believe that all dialects have eqal right in expressing themselves and there are not preferential treatment on what is and what is not Formal spelling.after all, mutual comprehensibilty is the defining step.--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC) usually the number of the users are still too small not to arrive to a consensus on spelling disputes.Perhaps in the future, the problem would more obvious as the number of users increases.--Ramsis II 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  • SORRY: This version is totally copied from the Arabic one…?

This is not a language, it’s an Arabic dialect from Egypt. ترجمان05 17:53, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

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