I need a new language to be added

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Editor Happily Unprofessional
Joined: 06.07.2013
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Hello

I translated a song from a language that hasn't been listed yet.
The language is called Votic or Votian ('vadja' or 'vatja' in some other Finnic languages).

Would you please add it soon?!

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Moderator of the avant-garde
Joined: 05.04.2012

Hi,

Languages are only added if there's enough content to justify them being added (a couple of lyrics, some translations, etc.). If you provide more content in the language, then it will be added.

In the meantime, you can select 'Other' as the language and, in the 'Submitter's comment' field, explain which is the language you wrote in.

Editor Happily Unprofessional
Joined: 06.07.2013

I see.
Thank you.

Moderator of the avant-garde
Joined: 05.04.2012

You're welcome.

Can you please just send me links to a couple of content you added in that language? We have a thread listing all the content in languages not yet added, showing more stuff can help adding the new language.

Editor Happily Unprofessional
Joined: 06.07.2013
Leader of the Balkan Squad
Joined: 14.10.2016

I may be incorrect about this, but isn't the Votic language close to extinction? If it is, it's great that you're translating songs that are in it-it helps boost awareness of the language.

Editor Happily Unprofessional
Joined: 06.07.2013

Yes, around 8 people speak it nowadays, others probably speak Russian.
I don't think that actually much could be done except that (at least from my part).

Moderator of Romance Languages
Joined: 31.03.2012
nykti-eoikuia wrote:

Yes, around 8 people speak it nowadays, others probably speak Russian.
I don't think that actually much could be done except that (at least from my part).

If you could find more and add them (and maybe even translate them) that would be great Regular smile then it could get added and it would spread more awareness of it if it's really going extinct. I've done the same for other languages and dialects.

Moderator of the avant-garde
Joined: 05.04.2012
phantasmagoria wrote:
nykti-eoikuia wrote:

Yes, around 8 people speak it nowadays, others probably speak Russian.
I don't think that actually much could be done except that (at least from my part).

If you could find more and add them (and maybe even translate them) that would be great Regular smile then it could get added and it would spread more awareness of it if it's really going extinct. I've done the same for other languages and dialects.

I agree with Ellen Regular smile

Just to let you all know that I'm into endangered or already extinct languages and am currently writing a Master's thesis project on the subject, so it's always good to know about more Regular smile Wink smile

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Joined: 06.08.2016

don't forget to record stories, videos voices and songs in that languaje... it is sad when a language dies,