Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2011-09/Romanization of languages in ancient scripts 2

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Romanization of languages in ancient scripts (2)[edit]

  • Voting on: Romanizations of words in the following languages will be allowed entries:
    • Etruscan, using the traditional system for Romanization (presented for reference here)
    • Gothic, using the traditional system for Romanization (presented for reference here)
    • Lydian, using the traditional system for Romanization (tabulated here)
    • Oscan, using the traditional system for Romanization (presented for reference here)
    • Phoenician, and Punic, using the traditional system for Romanization (presented for reference here)
  • For example: apa, a Romanization of the Etruscan word 𐌀𐌐𐌀, will be allowed. qino, a Romanization of the Gothic word 𐌵𐌹𐌽𐍉, will be allowed. kofu, a Romanization of the Lydian word 𐤨𐤬𐤱𐤰, will be allowed. niir, a Romanization of the Oscan word 𐌍𐌉𐌉𐌓, will be allowed. bt, a Romanization of the Phoenician word 𐤁𐤕, will be allowed. bt, a Romanization of the Punic word 𐤁𐤕, will be allowed.
  • Rationale: These ancient, dead languages were written in scripts that are no longer used or widely understood. Texts which were written in these languages are now more commonly quoted and reproduced in Romanized form. Modern readers will most likely want to look up words in their Romanized form; these readers will not necessarily know or be able to input the words' original-script forms. Romanizations will help Wiktionary-users find the original-script entries.
  • Technical note: If this vote passes, Romanizations of Gothic words will be allowed entries, even if Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2011-10/Romanization of Gothic fails.
  • Second technical note: the system that vote proposes to use to Romanize Gothic is the same system this vote proposes to use.


  • Vote starts: 00:01, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 23.59, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Support[edit]

  1. Symbol support vote.svg SupportCodeCat 01:01, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support Prosfilaes 13:04, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg SupportRuakhTALK 13:48, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support —Stephen (Talk) 16:31, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support MaEr 19:23, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support - -sche (discuss) 19:43, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support I support the idea but I haven't seen any example entries. Can anyone show, please? apa doesn't have Etruscan. What's the wording? We need to advise users that it is the romanisation. --Anatoli 07:14, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
    We can't really show examples because until this vote passes it's not certain whether they're allowed. But beitan is created now. —CodeCat 10:23, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support Matthias Buchmeier 08:46, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Oppose[edit]

Abstain[edit]

  1. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain won't affect any language I edit, but I'll fully support any outcome. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:32, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
  2. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain Ƿidsiþ 07:02, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
  3. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain. I would support except I know very little about any of these languages. I'm not even remotely familiar with most. DAVilla 06:57, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
  4. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain Dan Polansky 08:01, 18 October 2011 (UTC), only because I do not want to look more closely into the issue; looks okay; I am inclined to support. --Dan Polansky 08:01, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
  5. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain After taking a look at the reference table for Gothic, I became dejected when I discovered that the simplified transliterations th and hw will be allowed together with the mainstream þ and ƕ. However, I was not so downcast as to oppose. The uſer hight Bogorm converſation 10:27, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
    I wouldn’t be too downcast...the Romanized spelling will link to the correct Gothic spelling. —Stephen (Talk) 18:16, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Decision[edit]

  • Passes 8-0-5. —CodeCat 15:12, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
    I've created qino as an example of how romanizations could be formatted. —CodeCat 15:33, 9 November 2011 (UTC)