No, it is NOT an acceptable name to use because other
also spoken widely in Surinam such as
Is an inland language not commonly used outside the jungle areas that
Saramaccaners live in. Not a nationally widely spoken language
Aucaners same situation as Saramacaners.
Definately not spoken in most of
Surinam and as the name suggest it is
not a Surinamese language.
Only spoken by people of Indonesian background and as the name suggest
it is not a Surinamese language.
Only spoken by people of Chinese background and as the name suggest it
is not a Surinamese language.
and Native American languages.
There are about 10.000 of those, they are not even acknowledged in the
Surinamese flag with its five points which stand for the five most
These are just as much "Surinamese" as
No they are not. Sranan is what binds most of the population together
with Dutch .... so what is next you are going to call Moroccan a Dutch
language because people in the Netherlands speak Moroccan? Or Dutch a
Thai language because there are Dutch people in Thailand? All of these
languages are not Surinamese. They happen to be spoken in the country of
Surinam yes. There is but one Surinamese and that is Sranan Tongo.
So while "Sranan" does indeed mean
"Surinamese", the name "Sranan" is also used in English to distinguish
it from other languages of Surinam.
Well I am not a native Oxford-English or American-English or whatever
English speaker but I still have my doubts about that.
you're one person, and "rusty I admit though" is not comforting
at all. And what about Papiamento??
How comforting is it for me to see you
requesting many languages you
never spoke or heard of? If we go in that road of argumenting. My 4
years in Surinam are a lot more comforting. And no I do not speak
Who decides if wikipedias get created? You? It sometimes seems like it.
You know very well it isn't me.
Precisely but your reactions on this list and elsewhere always show that
you feel you should be the one who is deciding. 6 people support NDS-NL
among which 2 native speakers. And you oppose and because you oppose you
feel you can obstruct the whole progress because your "demands" weren't
met. Frankly I am getting a littlebit tired of your "every language has
to go by me" attitude. You are doing lots of good work in the
languagefield. But destroying it by your behaviour.
It's the decision of the developers, ultimately,
although if a board member or somebody else high up in the organisational structure
decides it should be created, the developer will usually create it for them.
So maybe I should go to a board member instead of discussing with you
here! Good alternative indeed. Thanks for your understanding.