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West Palesian WikipediaEdit

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Proposal summary
  • Language details: West Palesian (Заходнё-полесская мова or Zachodnio-polesskaja mova, zpo [invented])
  • Editing community: Zlobny (P), trasianka editor
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    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages: —
  • External links:
  • in Belarusian and Polish
  • Luft A. Das Westpolessische: Sprachliche Besonderheiten und Abgrenzung vom Weіssrussischen und Ukrainischen. Diplomarbeit Universitat Munchen, 1997
  • Dulicenko A.D. The West Polesian Litetary Language// Language, Minority, Migration: Yearbook 1994/ 1995 from the Centre for Multiethnic Research. Uppsala, 1995
  • Poljakov O. Das Westpolesische// Slavistica Vilnensis 1998 [Kalbotyra 47(2)]. Vilnius, 1998
  • Kuraszkiewicz W. Ruthenica. Warszawa, 1985
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  • Number of speakers: 2-3 million
  • Locations spoken: Brest region of Belarus, South-West of Belarus; North-West of Ukraine.
  • What about wikipedia in westpalesian language, which is mostly spoken in the Brest region of Belarus (en:polesie)? --Zlobny 15:17, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Oppose: the usual reason -- please, try to find some native speakers ready to contribute, then you'll get support. By the time it might be a good choice to contribute to the Belorussian/Belarusan and other wikipedias. - Slavik IVANOV 17:17, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose: without the number of speakers and probes in Internet of the relevancy of this language, I vote oppose. --Taichi - (あ!) 08:13, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose:lack of native speakers who want the West-palesian WikipediaGdarin | talk 12:35, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
The discussion have just begun. trasianka editor 20:35, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Support - Strongly support. THEMOOMIN
  • If you can read German: [here's] a little more info on West-Palesian. Arbeo 19:03, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
  • @Zlobny: Is this language used in writing? -- Raetius 11:27, 10 January 2006 (UTC)
Yes, it is. trasianka editor 20:37, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Me, for example. And others from Brest, Kobrin, Pinsk and other places. trasianka editor 20:34, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose as I said in Trasianka proposal... First develope be-wiki for some quite good quality level than you may think about my support for sub-projects :) And thanks for this ;) D_T_G 19:04, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, we are not talking about the sub-project, but deffinitly the real project. We are not 'staying in the queue after belarusian', but besides. trasianka editor 20:34, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Maybe you're right I always considered dialect wikipedias as a sub-project, very closely related to sup-projcts. However I continue my opposition until I will know if there are a native speaker willing to contribute and if the writting/spelling is clear for them. D_T_G 11:43, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
Please, explain your position. trasianka editor 20:34, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Definately Support. --Czalex 20:01, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose. I doubt in enough number of contributors. --EugeneZelenko 14:06, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Weak support. I'd love to see this become a success, but the number of editors is indeed a worrying thing. --IJzeren Jan 14:10, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE. I'm dealing with the Belarusian language for many years as an amateur linguist, and I can attest that there's virtually no written texts in "West-Polessian". They are non-existent. And throughout all these years I have never met a single person who can write in "West-Polessian". It's a spoken transitional dialect between Ukraine and Belarus, or some linguists consider it a separate language (a local microlanguage), but there's virtually nothing in written form. I wonder if the proposer could show us his own writings in this "West-Polessian" language and show us Web pages in "West-Polessian" (can you provide at least 10 links to Web sites that are actually written in that language? Thank you). --Br23net 14:31, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose --Dezidor 07:42, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

support if even a linguist will attest to its existance, even if he thinks it doesnt have a written form, but by all means lets alfabetize it and stop its illiteracy i mean cherokee had no written form before sequoyah made one up by analogy with english from the colonizers and i highly doubt anyone here will claim that cherokee isnt a language, what if it had no written form today? would you deny it, i think not and the same thing goes for this langauge even if the 10 pages dont exist lets make a home page and nine articles for it in its own wikipedia i say !!! Qrc2006