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Re: Language List

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-09-19, 23:46

In this thread, at least, it seems we never had any discussion about whether it's necessary in general to have the languages in the FSC all represented in the language list. AFAICT, the last time anyone brought it up was in another specific case, and a decision was accordingly made for that specific case.

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Re: Language List

Postby księżycowy » 2018-09-19, 23:55

To clarify, I was talking about the whole idea, and not just that specific case. I can't speak for anyone else involved, however.

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Re: Language List

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-09-19, 23:59

Sure. I can agree that we don't really have to make sure there's a one-to-one correspondence between the languages in the FSC and the ones in the language list, given that the forum software allows us to just use country codes to pull up the appropriate flags.

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Re: Language List

Postby dEhiN » 2018-09-21, 14:33

I recall that discussion, and I also thought we came to that conclusion, or if not formally, at least the consensus seemed to lean toward not clogging up the language list. However, I was wondering about Chadian Arabic because we already have several other varieties of Arabic listed. If the FSC nomination will most likely be a one-off, then we could leave things as is: I used the general Arabic flag, but did list out Chadian Arabic.
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Re: Language List

Postby linguoboy » 2018-09-21, 15:31

I'm trying to practice Osage again and I'd find it useful to have a language code for translation challenges rather than using "ownflag" tags every time.

Language name: Osage
Native name[*]: Wažáže íe
Language code: osa
Flag image available here: https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/xa-osage.html

[*] Osage recently acquired an official script but it's hard to find fonts for it, so I prefer the academic transcription (based on common Siouanist conventions) found in the descriptive works of Carolyn Quintero.

It would also be nice to have one for Südbadisch, but I understand if we don't want to reopen the whole dialect question again.
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Re: Language List

Postby Luís » 2018-09-21, 16:31

linguoboy wrote:I'm trying to practice Osage again and I'd find it useful to have a language code for translation challenges rather than using "ownflag" tags every time.

Language name: Osage
Native name[*]: Wažáže íe
Language code: osa
Flag image available here: https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/xa-osage.html

[*] Osage recently acquired an official script but it's hard to find fonts for it, so I prefer the academic transcription (based on common Siouanist conventions) found in the descriptive works of Carolyn Quintero.


It's already on the list.
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Re: Language List

Postby linguoboy » 2018-09-21, 16:57

Luís wrote:It's already on the list

So how come I can't find it there? I remembered making the request, so I loaded the page and tried searching "osa" to make sure, but it doesn't lead me to "Osage", only "Bosanski", "Na vosa Vakaviti", and "isiXhosa".
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Re: Language List

Postby Luís » 2018-09-21, 18:35

linguoboy wrote:
Luís wrote:It's already on the list.

So how come I can't find it there? I remembered making the request, so I loaded the page and tried searching "osa" to make sure, but it doesn't lead me to "Osage", only "Bosanski", "Na vosa Vakaviti", and "isiXhosa".


Maybe because of this? :P
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Re: Language List

Postby linguoboy » 2018-09-21, 19:46

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