I know plenty of people *can* speak/write Gothic, I just don't know
that they *do*.
However the movement to bring Gothic back to life as a language with
native speakers, which I mentioned before, will undoubtedly result in
quite a few children who will in the future want to read encyclopedias
in Gothic as their preferred language.
Best, Mark/Jin Junshu
On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 12:08:02 +0200, Andre Engels <andrewiki(a)freemail.nl> wrote:
On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:18:09 +0000 Fredrik Adevåg
I'd like to be responsible for the creation of
a wikipediaversion in
Full name: gothic
Language code: got
Number of speakers: 0
Number of people which has knowledge about gothic: at least 400, probably
I still am very wary about putting Wikipedia in dead languages. Reason is
that in my opinion the first function of Wikipedia is to bring over the
information content in the articles; the language, in my opinion, is just a
means to do this, it should not be a goal in its own. Because, as far as I
can see, nobody would _prefer_ to have Gothic as the language in which s/he
gets this information, I don't think having a Gothic Wikipedia aids in this
goal (and yes, there are languages in which Wikipedia already exists with
which I have the same objections).
My doubts would be much lessened if you could give me evidence that the
language is actually used - in the sense of being written/spoken rather than
just read. I would like to ask this:
Can you specify a body of literature written in Gothic, from recent date
(say, after World War II)?
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