Prusian is imho not eligible, there are no native speakers. There is little
reason to believe that it is in a category similar to Ancient Greek.
For the rest it is fine.
On 16 July 2018 at 19:12, Steven White <Koala19890(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
I think this first set of five Wikipedia requests from
2012 is pretty
straightforward, even if I am going to leave three of them open for a week
to make sure nobody has a problem with my proposed disposition of the
requests. However, do please start keeping an eye on these, because the
next couple of sets are going to raise some policy questions that I am
really going to need LangCom as a whole to address. Thank you.
(mic): Aboriginal language of New England and the Atlantic Provinces of
Canada. 7200 native speakers. Test has over 200 pages, albeit mostly
one-liners with pictures. Eligible.
This is described as the main language of the autonomous community of
Valencia in Spain, and has 2.4 million speakers. It has no langcode, and a
request for one was rejected in 2006, on the grounds that Valencian is
simply a variety of Catalan. (SIL/Ethnologue still describes this as a
dialect of Catalan.) Catalan Wikipedia apparently allows content in
Valencian. Holding for one week for LangCom comments, but I propose to
reject, while encouraging potential contributors to contribute to Catalan
Wikipedia Prussian 2
(prg): Prussian went extinct in the 18th century, but there are serious
revival efforts underway, and apparently a first, new native speaker. Test
has had some modest activity in recent months. I'm thinking we should mark
as eligible, while noting that if and when it actually comes to a point of
approval—it has fewer than 20 pages right now—we'd hope to see that the
language revival is continuing outside WMF.
(kjj): Endangered language of Northeast Caucasus with about 1,000 speakers.
Test has about 100 pages. Eligible.
Wikipedia Romanized Khowar
(1) There is no evidence that there is really a community needing this,
particularly as a separate project. (Further, there's no evidence it
couldn't be done by script converter.) (2) This is another project by RA
Chitrali, whom we had trouble with on the original Khowar Wikipedia project
not too long ago. Propose to reject. (On-wiki, I'm just going to use
explanation 1 above. Explanation 2 is simply an additional reason to be
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