Please Activate Rejang Language Localisation

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So is it your own proposal? Is it used anywhere else?

And why ɕ and not ə or é? The letter ɕ is not used as a vowel—it's a consonant, Voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative.

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)07:27, 28 June 2018

Yes, our proposal. We already submitted it for the National Assembly of The Indonesia's Language. It is not a;lready yet to be used anywhere else. That's why you can not find it in every sites or online materials I've listed before.

Actually there is no real reason behind the usage of "ɕ" instead of ə or é. We guessed that the shape of "ɕ" is a quite similar with the normal "e". We want to give people especially those who are not the native that /e/ and /ə/ sounds of Rejangs are different and differentiate with two similar shaped of letters —ɕ and e, without any knowledge that it is a consonant (voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative).

But if some kind of this work is unrecognised able or violate any rules of the wikipedia and wikimedia as general, we can drop this "ɕ" and replace it by other variations of "e".

Anok kutai jang (talk)07:34, 28 June 2018

Usually, Wikipedia must not be the first thing where something is written. You should write as this language is written elsewhere.

If it is not written at all anywhere else, and Wikipedia is the first place where it is written, then I guess you should do whatever works for you. However, please note that before you will get your own domain, you will have to go through expert verification, and the expert will have to check whether the language in which you write is actually Rejang. If it will be too strange, it won't be approved.

Which letter to use? At this point it's just my personal opinion, but if you are using the Latin alphabet, then you should probably reuse letters that are already used in other Latin-based orthographies that are familiar to Rejang speakers. Using ɕ would be highly unusual, because it is only used in the IPA, it represents a consonant and not a vowel, and it doesn't appear in any keyboards (except specialized IPA keyboards).

Using é would probably be the most familiar thing because it's used in other languages of Indonesia, and it's the easiest letter to type on a keyboard. Using ə is also a possibility, although it may be harder to type. You should thing about solutions for typing and searching as early as possible in the process, so that everybody would be able to type ;)

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)07:50, 28 June 2018

Thank you for the opinion and suggestion. Really, we never talked or discuss how commoner type this "ɕ" while it does not appear in any keyboards as you said. We think that wikipedia (in this context is incubator) is a great why to spread the language as it is easy to use and free. I have seen the great impact of Wikipedia Bahasa Indonesia, providing students with many informations we never knew before the digital period is coming. And then, for the activete of the language, is it possible to get Rejangs activated? Or maybe there are several demands that I and some of my friends should fulfill first?

Anok kutai jang (talk)07:59, 28 June 2018

I'll probably activate it soon, but please decide about the alphabet as early as possible, and make it as standard as possible.

Will Wikipedia really be the first website ever in this language? Is there any other website in this language? Most of the links that you sent me earlier are articles about the language.

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)15:03, 28 June 2018

Hi Amir. So sorry for late reply. I did not realise that you already answered my request as since 28 June I never login. Seriously, there no website using Rejang language. Actually there are some, but mostly just talking about the language and ethnicity themselves. If we can lift up incubator to be full Wikipedia, I guess this will be first website ever using this language.

If you can activate it, I and my friend will be able to translate mediawiki as soon as possible. Our hope is dangling with you. Thank you.

Anok kutai jang (talk)09:44, 13 May 2019

Thanks for the update. I remembered this request and I was wondering what's up with it :)

I see that you cleaned up the orthography in the Incubator and replaced ɕ with ê. This looks sensible and corresponds to what I can find on some other websites. Thank you.

I will add it soon.

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)11:10, 13 May 2019