On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 2:25 AM, geni <geniice(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Serbian isn't a launguage. It's a dialect of
the Central South Slavic
diasystem and one of the projects I had in mind when I brought up
smaller languages becoming POV forks.
Saying that something is not a language is a strong claim. Talking
about one standard language as a dialect is a non-scientific claim.
Serbian language is one of the standard varieties based on
Eastern-Herzegovian dialect of Shtokavian diasystem. Also, it is not
based on Central South Slavic diasystem, because standard Serbian
language is not based on Torlakian, Chakavian nor Kaykavian.
You also need to considered the argument beyond
wikipedia. The ratio
of scientific papers published in english compared to any eastern
European language (except to an extent Russian) is very considerable.
This is not something wikipedia can do anything about. Even if such
languages do get more extensive beyond a certain point they will be
relying on English references.
Yes. This is true.