[Foundation-l] Fwd: NYTimes.com: African Languages Grow as a Wikipedia Pr...

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 00:33:27 UTC 2006

daniwo59 at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 8/27/2006 6:17:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time,  
> gerard.meijssen at gmail.com writes:
> It is  imho wrong to call it languages in developing regions, it is not 
> that  simple and the article cited is about Wikipedia in its African  
> settings.
> Actually, the article cited doesnt mention WiktionaryZ, which was the bulk  
> of your email. I am talking in principle, when we refer to projects that need a 
>  nudge, let's not just focus on African languages because it happens to be in 
>  vogue. There are plenty of other important languages out there that also 
> need a  gentle push so that they can reach their full potential.

Unfortunately the people who are likely to know these languages are
unlikely to want to contribute to Wikipedia, because they'd probably see
it as a waste of time/doomed to fail/whatever. Still, I can ask people...

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