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Add monolingual language codes qya, sjn
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Please add the language codes qya (Quenya) and sjn (Sindarin) to the list of language codes supported for monolingual text values.

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Change 404957 had a related patch set uploaded (by Mbch331; owner: Mbch331):
[mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase@master] Add monolingual language codes qya, sjn

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@GerardM @jhsoby Are qya and sjn allowed as languages for monolingual properties?

Mbch331 updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 18 2018, 4:43 PM

Is there a purpose for these languages. My feeling is that as these languages are incomplete as languages there is little that they will add.


The purpose for these languages is outlined in the task description: there is a text corpus in these languages (authored by Tolkien and some others), and some of it (e. g. first lines of poems and names of things) qualifiers for inclusion in Wikidata. I don’t see how the “completeness” of a language factors into this – Wikidata is not a place for original work anyways, so it shouldn’t matter whether I can produce my own texts in these languages or not.

Artificial languages are not what we support by default. I am not in favour
for these particular cult languages. I will ask the language committee if
they see it any different.The fact that Tolkien wrote some poems is in
itself not enough.


Let's move ahead with this. There is clear demonstrated need we want to support.

Updated the patch I made over a year ago so it is based on the current codebase

Change 404957 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase@master] Add monolingual language codes qya, sjn