Wiktionary:About Occitan

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Occitan is an endangered Romance language spoken in the South of France and North of Spain. Its ISO 639-2 code (and Wiktionary code) is oc.

Wiktionary status[edit]

Wiktionary treats Gascon, Languedocian, Limousin and Provençal as dialects of Occitan as opposed to separate language. This conforms with ISO 639 language codes, where in 2007 the codes prv (Provençal), gsc (Gascon), lnc (Languedocian), auv Auvergnat), lms (Limousin) were retired and merged into oci (Occitan) ; the retired codes are no longer in active use, but still have the meaning assigned them when they were established in the Standard.

There are however six categories of regional Occitan: Gascon, Guardiol, Languedocien, Limousin, Provençal, Vivaro-Alpine, each with an accompanying template ({{lb|oc|Gascony}} for Gascon, and so on). Note that the label for Provençal is {{lb|oc|Provençal}}. {{lb|oc|Provence}} will make the category "Provence Occitan", rather than Category:Provençal which is desired.

Old Occitan (code pro) is the name used at Wiktionary for the pre-1500 stage of the language. (ISO 639 recognizes both this name and Old Provençal.)

Classical and Mistralian[edit]

Since they are both used in texts in Occitan, the Classical and Mistralian norms are both valid on Wiktionary. Mistralian is a norm as opposed to a dialect. Mistralian entries are to be tagged with {{lb|oc|Mistralian}} and may use {{alternative form of}} when a Classical variant has a Wiktionary entry. Classical entries should not use {{alternative form of}} to point to Mistralian entries, as the Mistralian norm is relatively recent (first used in 1853), while the Classical norm dates all the way back to Vulgar Latin.

Example entry[edit]


===Alternative forms===
* {{alter|oc|taulo||Mistralian}}

From {{inh|oc|la|tabula||tablet; board, plank}}.

* {{IPA|oc|[ˈtawlo]}}


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Other Occitan Aids[edit]