On 25/01/07, geni <geniice(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 1/25/07, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
> I can't find the exact source, but Alan Cox,
the Linux kernel
> developer, said that he was learning Welsh because "in fifty years,
> languages that aren't on computers won't exist." I suggest that
> applies to languages without Wikipedias too. Do you think this can be
> leveraged to invoke some local linguistic pride and work?
After the Montenegrin mess do you really want to risk
the forces of
linguistic pride getting involved?
I think applying it places outside the Balkans is fine. They would be
an example of an edge case making a bad rule, and I would invoke "no,
don't be dicks."
In any case it isn't true. With have the data
storage capacity today
to make sure lanaguages don't cease to exist but the internet pushes
us towards the situtation where they will be only one living language.
Personaly I don't have a problem with this.
I'd think quite a lot of people here would ...