This reads like a joke :-) I don't know whether people will take this proposal seriously. Besides Betawi or Batavian Malay is a Malay dialect which is very similar to Indonesian. Every speaker of Betawi is also able to understand standard Malay. Imagine reading/writing an article in Cockney English. Meursault2004 16:44, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
- I agree with Meursault2004. Besides, Betawinese is nearer to spoken (informal) language rather than written one. As I know, we should write wikipedia article in formal language, shouldn't we? Formal Betawinese almost the same as Indonesian. It sounds ridiculous to read my own informal language for this. Wikipedia bahasa Indonesia is enough. Sirihkuning (talk) 01:09, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
- I actually disagree this. I ,as a native speaker of Batavian, find that the real Batavian language is very different to Indonesian both the Jakartan Indonesian dialect and Standard Malay/Indonesian. This is why I am currently starting to edit some posts which have grammatical errors and mistaken word-choice. I think that it is quite unsuite if you compare Batavian with Malay/Indonesian and when you compare Cockney English with Standard English. Here, I am ready to be a volunteer to be an editor or writer in Batavian Wikipedia articles. I will try to check the grammatical mistakes and word-choice. Rafifalbatawi (talk) 11:57, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
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Èja'an bakal Wikipédia basè Betawi
Ayè penulis baru di ini halaman Wikipédia basè Betawi. Ayè slakon penutur-aseli basè Betawi menyaranin amè parè penulis di ini laman basè Betawi agar kirènyè sudi memaké èja'an basè Betawi nyeng udè biasè di kekamus kayè gini. Bahnè, kalo nggè maké èja'an nyeng kayè gini bisè kasi kèder orang bacè, contonyè "lebaran" èn "lèbaran" pan artinyè udè bèdè. Mengkènyè sayè saranin pakè ni èja'an. Ini èja'an sayè liatin udè sering di bebuku basè Betawi, cuman èmang misti "digalakin" lagi jiar kejè kesohor ni èja'an. Sekian.