Language Subforums Management Discussion 2018

This forum is for discussing the ongoing and future projects and resources of UniLang. Please post your comments, criticism and ideas here. We are always trying to expand on things members find useful, helpful, or fun! This is also the place to report errors in systems and resources on the UniLang site.

Moderator: Forum Administrators

User avatar
atalarikt
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 441
Joined: 2014-10-02, 1:37
Real Name: Taufan Atalarik
Gender: male
Location: Malang Kota
Country: ID Indonesia (Indonesia)

Language Subforums Management Discussion 2018

Postby atalarikt » 2018-02-01, 7:31

Welcome to the Language Subforums Management Discussion 2018 thread!

The thread title pretty much explains itself. We talk about management of Unilang subforums, ranging from titles of language subforums and possibilities to rename (and likely regroup) them to suggestions of flag additions for subforums. Got some suggestions for new name of language subforum(s)? Want a subforum to include other language families/territories? Think some threads should be put to other subforum(s)? Or anything else you want to talk about related to the subforums? Go on, speak out your thoughts here!

Current Topic(s): Sami Languages subforum expansion
Click here to participate the poll
(there are some other topics as well, which will be added here soon)

Original starting post
atalarikt wrote:Thread title: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Title is pretty much self-explanatory.
There are more other Oceanic languages than just simply Polynesian languages, as we all know.
Last edited by atalarikt on 2018-03-15, 12:46, edited 11 times in total.
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ خَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافُ أَلْسِنَتِكُمْ وَأَلْوَانِكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِلْعَالِمِينَ۝
"And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge." (Ar-Rum: 22)

Jika saya salah, mohon diperbaiki. If I make some mistake(s), please correct me.
Forever indebted to Robert A. Blust for his contributions to Austronesian linguistics

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13110
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-01, 11:02

I say it's a good idea.

To be honest, back when that subforum was created, I was surprised it wasn't made into an Oceanic forum instead of just Polynesian.

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 24020
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-01, 15:04

I honestly never thought about this, but I think it makes sense to rename it since it seems to effectively be an Oceanic Languages forum anyway. It has a thread on Fijian, which is Oceanic but definitely not Polynesian...

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13110
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-01, 15:33

It falls into place even better than the NAIL or SCAIL forums!

User avatar
Luís
Forum Administrator
Posts: 7750
Joined: 2002-07-12, 22:44
Location: Lisboa
Country: PT Portugal (Portugal)

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby Luís » 2018-02-01, 15:55

I suppose we'd have to change the flag, though... :hmm:
Quot linguas calles, tot homines vales

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 24020
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-01, 16:01

Why? Isn't it just the Maori flag? Polynesian languages are included in Oceanian, so what's wrong with that?

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13110
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-01, 16:21

Yeah, I see no major reason to change the flag.

User avatar
atalarikt
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 441
Joined: 2014-10-02, 1:37
Real Name: Taufan Atalarik
Gender: male
Location: Malang Kota
Country: ID Indonesia (Indonesia)

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby atalarikt » 2018-02-01, 16:41

I somewhat agree with admin Luís. I guess this flag should represent the subforum if it were renamed into Oceanic Languages.
Image
While the Pacific Community does not include a few other Oceanic-speaking territories (e.g. Rapa Nui), the countries that are part of it are still the major Oceanic-speaking territories.
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ خَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافُ أَلْسِنَتِكُمْ وَأَلْوَانِكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِلْعَالِمِينَ۝
"And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge." (Ar-Rum: 22)

Jika saya salah, mohon diperbaiki. If I make some mistake(s), please correct me.
Forever indebted to Robert A. Blust for his contributions to Austronesian linguistics

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13110
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-01, 17:31

I personally don't see a reason that necessitates the changing of the flag, barring a native speaker's input, but I equally am ok with your flag proposal, atalarikt.

User avatar
aaakknu
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 1149
Joined: 2015-05-10, 12:24
Real Name: Ira
Gender: female
Country: UA Ukraine (Україна)

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby aaakknu » 2018-02-04, 13:33

Maybe we can include Australian and Papuan languages there? They do not have a separate forum, but none of those language families is very popular, so we can group them in one forum and make it a geographical grouping rather than based on a language family.
Здайся на Господа у твоїх справах, і задуми твої здійсняться. (Приповідки 16, 3)
TAC 2018
Sign up for the Broken Translation Game 2018 and Oral Broken Translation Game 2 and Conlang Broken Translation Game 3 and FUBAR Game 2018

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 24020
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-04, 16:31

Then maybe we could call it "Oceanian Languages" instead.

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13110
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-04, 17:32

I think that's a wonderful idea!

If such a forum were to be created, I'd offer to mod it.

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 24020
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-04, 17:35

It's fine, but if this is acceptable, we should make a list of all the threads that would need to be moved into it. :P

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13110
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-04, 17:45

Don't rain on this parade, Vijay-kun! Don't you dare!

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 24020
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-04, 18:01

I'm not, hon. All I'm saying is if you want a parade, you gotta send out flyers. :whistle:

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13110
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-04, 18:05

What am I paying you for?

vijayjohn
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 24020
Joined: 2013-01-10, 8:49
Real Name: Vijay John
Gender: male
Location: Austin
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-04, 20:57

You're paying me? I guess I should let my parents know then. :P

User avatar
księżycowy
Posts: 13110
Joined: 2006-09-13, 23:51
Real Name: Paweł
Country: US United States (United States)
Contact:

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-04, 21:06

I'm paying you with the greatest thing there is. Continued life.

User avatar
atalarikt
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 441
Joined: 2014-10-02, 1:37
Real Name: Taufan Atalarik
Gender: male
Location: Malang Kota
Country: ID Indonesia (Indonesia)

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Postby atalarikt » 2018-02-05, 7:34

Irusia wrote:Maybe we can include Australian and Papuan languages there? They do not have a separate forum, but none of those language families is very popular, so we can group them in one forum and make it a geographical grouping rather than based on a language family.

Nice idea, I'm with you now as well.
Now let the mods/admins talk about this further.
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ خَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافُ أَلْسِنَتِكُمْ وَأَلْوَانِكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِلْعَالِمِينَ۝
"And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge." (Ar-Rum: 22)

Jika saya salah, mohon diperbaiki. If I make some mistake(s), please correct me.
Forever indebted to Robert A. Blust for his contributions to Austronesian linguistics



Return to “Unilang - Information, Input, and Questions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest