Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Pig Latin

Pig Latin WikipediaEdit

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Pig Latin)
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Proposal summary
  • Language details: Pig Latin (— ISO—)
  • Editing community: Scott Gall (P), thomasmallen, Z.Spy, NazismIsntCool, Strikebf
    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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  • People interested joining:
    • ThomasMAllen I would certainly help to translate the current English pages
    • Z.Spy I will certainly contribute to a Pig Latin Wikipedia, I am able to Write, Speak, and Understand Pig Latin quite Proficently. Contact me by Emailing through Wikipedia.
    • NazismIsntCool. I would translate the English and the Romanian pages - and probably the ones in Moldovan.
    • Strikebf. I would be glad to help with this and translate current English pages as well as some French pages.
      • What do you have against the Moldovan Wikipedia? Why are you making these weird, underhanded jokes about it? Not funny. --Node ue 17:37, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
        • That's not a joke. I myself think Romanian and Moldovan are the same, except that Moldovan can be written in Cyrillic. Pig Latin will work for any language, eg. buna ziua, although in a different language, can be written una-bay iua-zay. And don't say that Pig Latin can't be adapted to the Cyrillic alphabet, for example the Moldovan phrase БУНА ЗИУА might become УНА-БИ ИУА-ЗИ. I'm not here to support political purposes like Romanian being renamed Moldovan. :-) NazismIsntCool 07:05, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
          • Moldovan is still written in Cyrillic in Transnistria, so mo: was created. Scott Gall 07:46, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)
          • As I have frequently noted, nobody in the whole situation is arguing that it's a separate language -- rather, for the right of people to call their native language wahtever they want. Thus, Moldovan and Romanian are the same language -- very few people disagree with that, even we who say we speak "Moldovan". --Node ue 14:49, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
            • So that means that New Zealanders can call English or Maori "Kiwi" to serve the same ends as people in Moldova speaking Moldovan instead of Romanian? Scott Gall 05:48, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Support--BT 03:17, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
    • Oppose--Taichi - (あ!) 07:10, 4 January 2006
    • Oppose--//Aktalo 14:34, 23 January 2006 (UTC)


    • Can you please explain why you think this would make sense? In my opinion, it is a mere childish way of talking, in no way a separate language. Maybe, if you seriously want to exploit this language within the wiki frame, you should consider having it host by Wikicities rather than Wikimedia, as happened with Toki Pona before.--Caesarion 11:37, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)
      • I created a Wikicities account and asked them to host it last night. Scott Gall 04:26, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
        • According to - is rejected. I'd like to point that 1337 Wikipedia would be more sophisticated (in a bad sense) than Pig Latin. --Puzzlet Chung 13:47, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
          • The problem with l33t and Pig Latin is that they can both be converted automatically from normal texts with 100% accuracy. --Node ue 14:49, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
          • A Wikipedia in Leet? Are you pulling my leg? If someone wants that, they have to do the hard yards - not me. 24-year-old Romanian-Americans are way too old for Leet, n00b. NazismIsntCool 04:13, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
            • t|-|4t m3/-\|\|s 1'/\/\ |\/|0|23 1337 t#an j00. (I'm more leet than you.) Scott Gall 04:07, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
              • This isn't a different language at all. It is just a different method of expressing various languages, many of them not interchangable... this makes no sense, all you would be doing is shifting the 1st letter and adding 'ay'. Antman 19:02, 7 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This isn't a language. -- 06:29, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I'll think of a reason later ;-) Arbeo 10:52, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose - there are automatic text translators that can do this if you want to read Wikipedia in piglatin. Jade Knight 22:28, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose. A computer could automatically convert English text to Pig Latin with a high degree of accuracy. Get yourself a filter; let's not clutter cyberspace with one-off jokes. —Psychonaut 01:05, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Another cant version of English. Keeno 14:06, 16 April 2006 (UTC)