Tell us about Limburgish Wikipedia

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Limburgish (Limburgs)li[edit]

Questionaire[edit]

Contributors[edit]

  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interprete. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
There are 5 steady contributors.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
Most of them are.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
Contributors live (or are born) mainly in or around the province of Limburg (including Belgian Limburg). --Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
We haven't had any wikimeetings.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Some of the (former) contributors have met eachother. --OosWesThoesBes 18:10, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
Not that I know of.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Maybe Zealandic? --OosWesThoesBes 18:10, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
Mostly from Dutch, English and German Wikipedias.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Mostly from English and some smaller (less than 5000 pages) wikis. --OosWesThoesBes 18:10, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
The Dutch Wikpedia: Limburgish is a group of dialects spoken in the Netherlands, Belgium and a part of Germany.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?
Not that I'm aware of.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 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?
There is a group called 'Veldeke', which consist of local charters. We are not really in contact with them.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Who (else) supports you?
Nobody.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • How looks your public outreach for your edition? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
No.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Not yet for Wikipedia, but there have been some for the Wikisource though. --OosWesThoesBes 18:10, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
Sometimes, but not much.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
None that we are aware of.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Content[edit]

  • Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
A lot of articles are about Limburg (cities, towns) and nature (plants, geography, etc.) in and around Limburg, but due to interests of editors the number of other articles is slowly growing.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
No.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Language[edit]

  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
The province of Limburg in the Netherlands has issued a standardized spelling (called the Veldeke spelling). Limburgish is however a collection of related dialects, and spelling of words differs from town to town, as does the pronunciation. Some dialects have a dictionary.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
No. --OosWesThoesBes 18:10, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
Each contributor can write in the dialect he/she chooses. We try to have only one dialect per article. We use redirects to include the other spelling in the encyclopedia.--Pahles 10:51, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

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