Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Old Norse

Old Norse WikipediaEdit

See also the second request (rejected).
main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Old Norse)
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  This proposal has been closed as part of a reform of the request process.
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The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This discussion was created before the implementation of the Language proposal policy, and it is incompatible with the policy. Please open a new proposal in the format this page has been converted to (see the instructions). Do not copy discussion wholesale, although you are free to link to it or summarise it (feel free to copy your own comments over). —{admin} Pathoschild 02:25, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Old Norse (Norrœnt mál or dǫnsk tunga, non ISO—)
  • Editing community: ca-wp:Gangleri2001; 12qwas; HorseSnack
    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.
  • Relevant pages: Test project
  • External links:
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  • Number of speakers: Extinct


  • Support Helios89 20:44, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Jorgechp 20:51, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Gangleri2001 21:03, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Belgian man (nl na en) 12:35, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Pi314 16:16, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Bogorm 21:33, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support -- Leighman 18:35, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- Tobruus 02:00 8 August 2009 (CET)
  • Support -- Bergelmir 15:08 10 August 2009 (CET)
  • Support -- 12qwas 11:43, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Support -- Mulder1982 09:45, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -- Flæmingjaland (talk) 20:31, 14 June 2015 (UTC)


  • Oppose -- 1) Test is empty, 0 fluent users AFAIK; 2) Existing proposal exists. Node ue 05:41, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose no tiene uso
  • Oppose Not a great idea. As far as I know, no-one speaks the language anymore. Booksworm 18:13, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose Do you think that the Old Norse Wikipedia is going to be a failiure? User:CDHgrün


Question really. Would an encyclopaedia written in Old Norse differ substantially from the Icelandic one? Even if we eschewed English, Latin and Greek borrowings, I think we would simply have an archaic form of High Icelandic. LeighvsOptimvsMaximvs 16:52, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Not quite since the languages may be very similar spoken but are written differently in many ways. Most likely due to the fact that it was written originally in runic and later translated by non-icelanders.--Pi314 16:15, 21 November 2006 (UTC) I support the idea since we just don't have enough icelandic wikipedia users here the icelanders and faroese can be together in one page, hopefully increasing the usercount.--Pi314 16:22, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Whilst I remain cautious about an Old Norse wikipedia (I like the idea, but just look at the test wiki), perhaps someone should think of proposing an Old Norse wikisource. An Ancient Greek one has been approved (just not actually created), and there is a conspicuous absence of Old Norse/Icelandic literature on wikisource, both in the original and in translation. -- LeighvsOptimvsMaximvs 19:29, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

The preview project is bad but it will not be like that if they make the Old Norse Wikipedia. If you look at the Ænglisc wikipedia, you will see that the layout is different from other projects. I hope the Old Norse one wil be the same. --Eilífr frá Noregi (talk) 05:21, 10 May 2017 (UTC)