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This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
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Status of the proposal
Reasonnear-unanimous opposition
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionPhrasebooks are guides with basic but useful language information. They are typically travel-related but do not have to be; a phrasebook could potentially be useful anywhere you meet someone who speaks a language you do not know. WikiPhrasebooks, if created as a project, would make online phrasebooks easily accessible, all on a single wiki rather than on other wikis, such as Wikiversity, Wikivoyage, etc. By making WikiPhrasebooks as a separate project, editors would have more chance to edit articles about a language they know.
Is it a multilingual wiki?There would need to be multiple language versions, since each phrasebook would need to be designed for someone who speaks a certain native tongue.
Potential number of languagesPer above, different Spanish phrasebooks would be needed on French and English wikis, etc.
Proposed taglineCollection of online phrasebooks or Online phrasebook library
Technical requirements
New features to requireNo new features would be necessary for this project.
Interested participants
Please see WikiPhrasebooks#People interested

WikiPhrasebooks is an idea for an online phrasebook library. By creating an online phrasebook wiki, it would hopefully be easier to develop and coordinate all phrasebooks on Wikimedia websites. Various speakers of various languages from around the Wikimedia Community would be able to easily contribute their knowledge of multiple languages with basic information for anyone who is looking for information about basic phrases in a particular language. My (User:SelfieCity) thought is that one page would be used per phrasebook, where possible, but if more than, say, two hundred words or phrases are used in one phrasebook, it could be split into subpages.

This is just an idea, but it would be great to see a new project be launched on Wikimedia, dedicated to phrasebooks, similar to the way that WikiJournals has been developed and hopefully will be created as a project. As I see it, a phrasebook library would have one advantage that would assist content development: as long as someone knows the language, they could develop the phrasebook.

There is a decent number of phrasebooks currently existing on Wikivoyage. Some transwikis could be performed from Wikivoyage to WikiPhrasebooks.

Proposed by[edit]

SelfieCity (talk)

Alternative names[edit]

  • WikiPhrasebook (singular)

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None at the moment


Not, as far as I know

People interested[edit]


What I'm not seeing there, however, is an article for phrasebooks with a page designated for each language. I'm just seeing directories that link to more dictionary definitions. That's not the point here. Could you provide me with a more specific link? Thank you. SelfieCity (talk) 20:30, 12 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]
@SelfieCity: wikt:Category:Phrasebooks by language? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿบ๐ช๐‘ค๐’†๐“‡๐Ÿท๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿœ๐“บ๐”ด๐•–๐–—๐Ÿฐ (๐—๐—ฎ๐˜ญ๐™ ) 13:46, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As Iโ€™ve said before, Iโ€™d prefer to withdraw this request if possible. At the time I wasnโ€™t fully aware of the scope of the WMF projects and unless there are others interested in this idea, I donโ€™t mind if the nomination is removed. I Opposeย Oppose. SelfieCity (talk) 17:45, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]