Actually, if history is any indication, the effort
will go nowhere, the
language will stay dead, and a Gothic Wikipedia will be nothing more
than a curiosity. Then again, we have a Klingon one.
On Sep 16, 2004, at 10:59 PM, Mark Williamson wrote:
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
On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:18:09 +0000 Fredrik
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,
I still am very wary about putting Wikipedia in dead languages.
that in my opinion the first function of Wikipedia is to bring over
information content in the articles; the language, in my opinion, is
means to do this, it should not be a goal in its own. Because, as far
can see, nobody would _prefer_ to have Gothic as the language in
gets this information, I don't think having a Gothic Wikipedia aids
goal (and yes, there are languages in which Wikipedia already exists
which I have the same objections).
My doubts would be much lessened if you could give me evidence that
language is actually used - in the sense of being written/spoken
just read. I would like to ask this:
Can you specify a body of literature written in Gothic, from recent
(say, after World War II)?
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