I think it has been proven many times over now that the Language
Committee works in mysterious ways with little or no community
oversight or input, essentially a self-appointed committee of
"experts", mostly from similar linguistic backgrounds, handing down
judgements about the rest of the world's languages from their
overwhelmingly European ivory tower. It seems we as a community of
people who care deeply about the future of potential new languages and
the success of existing language versions within our Wikimedia
community have no choice but to watch from the sidelines as they do
what they please.
On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 12:18 AM, Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod(a)mccme.ru> wrote:
On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:29:01 +0300, "Amir E. Aharoni"
Some good news: The Sakha Wiki community keeps
active. I don't know this language, but i read the mailing list of
that community, which is mostly written in Russian, and often
contribute to it (i also asked to migrate that list to Wikimedia
servers and it will probably happen soon ).
Now it may sound like a joke, but the opening of Sakha Wikipedia had been
delayed some two years ago because the Language Committee did not believe
that the Incubator pages have actually been written in Sakha. Now this is
one of the most dynamic Turkic language projects, and I am proud to be a
regular editor of this Wiki.
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