As I noted before, it is a dialect continuum.
Stellingwarfs and Middel-pommersch are surely not mutually
intelligible, but Grunnegers and Oostfreesk very well should be.
You are foolishly dividing Platt by nations. This is illogical. If we
had an Oostfreesk Wikipedia, Grunnegers-speakers would surely
understand it and vice-versa, even though Grunnegers is in the
Netherlands and Oostfreesk is mostly in Germany.
The problem of dialect continuum is a very difficult one.
HOWEVER, given the community reaction to a request for a Baseldytsch
Wikipedia, I think the same is logical for a request for a "Dutch Low
Saxon" Wikipedia -- your language may be different to whatever degree
than what many people on X Wikipedia use, but there is no rule
forbidding its use. There is no rule against writing pages and pages
and pages of content on nds.wiki in Stellingwarfs or Achterhooks. When
I suggested doing this, I got a cold response that Dutch Low Saxon and
German Low Saxon aren't mutually intelligible. Before whinging to us
about that, can you at least actually try to use your dialect on
nds.wiki to prove to us that it really doesn't work?
On 25/06/05, Servien Ilaino <nl2b(a)europe.com> wrote:
I'd like to request for a Wikipedia in Dutch-Low Saxon (±1.8 million
speakers). There is currently a Low Saxon one but 95% of it is in
German-Low Saxon and quite ununderstandable for Dutch-Low Saxon speakers.
We already have the minimum number of interested persons who will work on
the Dutch-Low Saxon Wikipedia encyclopedia.
Thanks in advance.
(I'm just new here)
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