Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Kölsch

Kölsch WikiversityEdit

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  • Language details: Kölsch (ksh ISO639-3)
  • Editing community: —
    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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This a kind of test balloon for now, to see if others are as well planning to work in Kölsch. Why a Wikiversity in a langage having not even a million active speakers? Well, passive speakers are estimated way above 20 million, but that is not the point. I will create a dual targetted language course over the next years, so the choice of the language should be obvious. No need to rush, preparation time shall take several months or a year, perhaps. Probably a single project is not sufficient, anyways, to warrant creation of a wikiversity?


  1. Support--Purodha Blissenbach 17:01, 3 September 2006 (UTC)


  • Oppose. Wikiversity, like Wikipedia, is not Asterix. Kölsch is a spoken dialect with no literary tradition. Angr 11:39, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
    A: sheer nonsense, B: even if so, not a reason to oppose, C: your opposition is futile, only contributors are counted. (Read the rules!) --Purodha Blissenbach 02:49, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
  1. Oppose The Wikiversity is a serious project that musn't be organized by one person. These projects needs a colaborative group for filling all the requirements that need in a Virtual University. Indeed, in the actual wikiveristy projects in "big" wikibooks, the growing is slow. --Taichi - (あ!) 01:40, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  2. Oppose: While I think a Ripuarian Wikipedia is feasable, as are many other Wikipedias in minor languages with little literary tradition, I think a wikiversity in it is far too ambitious and bound to fail. In fact, I even don't see enough opportunities or possibilities for a Wikiversity in my native (standard) Dutch, a language with plenty of literary tradition but with too little competent potential contributors, as appears in the inferior quality of many Dutch Wikipedia articles. Make w:ksh: flourish and grow, that will already be a major challenge! Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 15:34, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
  3. neutal - I think it is a valid thought to consider - not in the style of an "ordinary" Wikiversity like we have it for German/English ... maybe the name Wikiversity (at this stage) is not the correct name for such a project. I imagine a place where mainly the language and cultural aspects of the geographical region where the language is spoken are taught. I have to think a bit about such a project - why? Well ... Neapolitan is already considering "courses" for people who want to learn the language and about culture. Thoughtful wishes ;-) --Sabine 16:28, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
  4. Oppose Baristarim 00:38, 9 October 2006 (UTC)