I thought they were dialects of Chinese.
On 7/4/06, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Cantonese and Mandarin are BOTH languages according to ISO-639-3.
James Hare wrote:
Yes, dialect forks are just a waste of space,
bandwidth and time, unless
dialects vary greatly (such as Cantonese and
On 7/3/06, Robert Scott Horning <robert_horning(a)netzero.net> wrote:
> James Hare wrote:
>> The only reason why I can see two different Portuguese wikis is
>> two (majority) versions -- European Portuguese and Brazillian
>> are very different. Are they?
>> On 7/2/06, Luiz Augusto <lugusto(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Sorry for my English. Recently, a newbie from Portuguese Wikipedia
>>> proposed on meta a vote to create
Wikipedia in european portuguese.
>>> talked about it with any editor from pt:Wikipedia and that proposal
>>> discovered by me, accidentally. I
send a note in Village Pump from
>>> pt:wikipedia. More than 30 editors has voted against that proposal.
>>> Unconsoled with this, he was suspended that voting and is imposing
>>> new vote about it, only europeans speakers can vote on it.
>>> Is all ok to the current rules for request a new language?
> As a fluent portuguese speaker, I have no idea why a vote of this
> must be restricted to only those who come
from a certain country or
> continent. I am, however, opposed to this idea, as well as the earlier
> Brazilian Portuguese Wikipedia proposal that also failed. To me this
> sounds like somebody trying to establish rules that would make his pet
> project work, when there is strong opposition to the idea. I'll put
> more of my thoughts on the new language poll page to keep down
> Robert Scott Horning
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