Hi James,

this is to you as the Board liaison of Langcom about https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposals_for_closing_projects/Closure_of_Northern_Luri_Wikipedia - I will post the comment there as well.

Northern Luri is basically something similar to the Scots Wikipedia case again.

It has been ascertained that the content of lrc.wikipedia.org is not actually written in an understandable form of Northern Luri (lrc). It is more of an attempt to present a "pure" form of the language without Persian or Arabic loanwords, which then uses Kurdish loanwords instead and results in something like a hybrid of (Northern) Luri, Laki, and Kurdi (written with the Kurdish alphabet). Since this is a complete invention by User:Mogoeilor (and maybe some others), the wiki is incomprehensible to the general public.

This is the result of consultations with linguists and native speakers. While several times during the discussions about this proposal some "experts" sent some – sometimes very unprofessional – mails to the Language Committee, saying that this project was totally legitimate and real, none of them could be confirmed to be real linguists working on Northern Luri or to even be real persons.

According to the closing projects policy, I have therefore recommended the closure of this wiki, which has received no objections from other members of the Language Committee.
This means that "The decision will be implemented one week after giving notice unless members of the Board, which has final authority, wish to take the matter up."- so therefore, I'm notifying you as Board liaison so that the Board can exercise its "reserve power", if it wants.

Best regards