Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Ebonycs

Ebonycs WikipediaEdit

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Ebonycs)
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Proposal summary
  • Language details: Ebonycs (eb [invented])
  • Editing community: User:A blight from the streets (P)
    List your user name if you're interested in editing the wiki. Add "N" next to your
    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
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  • Number of speakers: Unknown
  • Locations spoken: The streets

I assumin u meanin Ebonix, n if dat tru, u needta find yaself sum soda stanadized foam, uddawize de iz gunna be sum maja kaos, fu.Cameron Nedland 21:55, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Foo whap chu talkin bowp, mistuh "a blight from the streets"!? A bin understandin da ebonics! Bupp I knows we ain'p gahpp no stan dud foam! Spellin woul be CRAZY an you knows -- ya jus KNOWS, some cray-zee wipe folk'll shoo up in make chrubbo fo us ba pretendin dey speak da langgidg else mayhaps dey be thinkin iss some cahn ah joke. An I tellz ya nah bo, dem wipe folk, dey doan thin we needs uz own Wikkapeeda. A seen Jimbuhz mails on dap liss, he BEEN sayin evry chance he gip, dap ebonicks doan dezzuvv iss oan Wikkah. An wit "decreolization" in all, mebbe nopp wurp nupn' twendy-thitty yizz tomp owswayz! An wupp we gun use? basileck?? acroleck?? mesoleck? Less wape fuh stablesh a Jimmakin Creole wikka fuss, mebbe dey kin sops awp summap fih us folk!

I would like to assume that both myself and my associate have absolutely no relation to the moron who posted the comment seen above (which I should note is not ebonycs, it is a combination of psuedo-ebonycs and net speak), we feel that ebonycs is an actual language deserving of recognition and that a Wikipedia in Ebonycs would only help Wikipedia and the Ebonycs speaking community.--A blight from the streets 16:35, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
Hey, don't be calling names! But seriously, you do need to find a standardized form for orthography, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. When that happens, I'll support it.Cameron Nedland 02:56, 11 November 2006 (UTC)


Support--A blight from the streets 16:35, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Support if one of the orthographies that has been developed is strictly followed for this dialect. 09:33, 12 November 2006 (UTC) Not a registered user. Booksworm 18:18, 15 November 2006 (UTC)


  1. Oppose Ridiculous idea Booksworm 18:45, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
  2. Oppose Most speakers of Ebonycs that I know can read English. PullToOpen 00:46, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
  3. Oppose btw, that's not its ISO 639 code (as far as I'm aware, it doesn't have one at all). --Nikki 22:17, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
  4. Oppose No evidence that this wiki will be adequately maintained, no reason to believe this wiki would be anything but a joke, no evidence of any real benefit to Wikimedia or the rest of the academic world. AmiDaniel 05:34, 21 November 2006 (UTC)