... Or, if we compare this to Hebrew, we could go much further back, to the
early 19th century attempts to write modern literature in it. This would
possibly be a closer comparison.
בתאריך שבת, 1 בספט׳ 2018, 08:23, מאת Amir E. Aharoni <
Not quite on topic, but sorry, I had to:
בתאריך שבת, 1 בספט׳ 2018, 07:52, מאת Phake Nick <c933103(a)gmail.com>om>:
At 2018-7-17 Tue 01:59, Gerard Meijssen
Prusian is imho not eligible, there are no native speakers. There is
little reason to believe that it is in a category similar to Ancient Greek.
For the rest it is fine.
For languages under revitalization efforts, if you look at example from
revival of Hebrew, people start using Hebrew for daily conversation since
year 1880s, and Tel Aviv established in 1909 as a Hebrew-speaking city,
however it's only during Mandate period which start after WWI that people
start teaching children with Hebrew as their mother language and thus to
let them become a native speaker of the language
Nope, if you talk about when did people START it, then it's more like
It took a few years for more native speakers to be born. I need to check
how many exactly, but I'm pretty sure it did not take forty years.
The first Hebrew kindergarten started in 1913 or so by David Yellin
(accounts vary; and note that the whole concept of a kindergarten was only
about 100 years old then).
The time of the British mandate (1920s) is the time of recognition of
Hebrew as an official language, and the establishment of Hebrew higher
education institutions. Thousands of those children had grown up and wanted
to learn engineering and humanities somewhere. Publishing of
(non-religious) Hebrew books and newspapers had been several decades old by
Will this happen with Prussian? I don't know. I find Michael's attitude to
this pretty balanced.