[Foundation-l] Language subcommittee vs Montenegrin language - show time over again

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 11:32:48 UTC 2007

The differences between the Mandarin and Min-Nan project is profound. Many
of the projects that have been started in the past however were started
because of votes not because of linguistically valid arguments. The reason
for having a language committee in stead of the votes system of the past is
because these votes created unwanted results.

The language committee does not want to comment of projects that were
started in the past. It is not helpful and it makes no difference.

We have denied the start of a Portuguese Wikipedia as well.. the difference
between Brazilian and Portuguese Portuguese is substantially larger than
what is being discussed with Montenegrin.


On 4/13/07, Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not to be nit-picky, but...
> On 13/04/07, Sabine Cretella <sabine_cretella at yahoo.it> wrote:
> > We haveONE English wikipedia, ONE German wikipedia, ONE Chinese
> > wikipedia, ONE Spanish wikipedia, ONE Portuguese wikipedia etc. and they
> > all are able to co-operate within their variations - so we simply expect
> > the same from you.
> Well, actually we have two English Wikipedias (en: and simple:) and
> multiple "Chinese" Wikipedias (so far zh: - Mandarin, zh-yue:
> Cantonese, zh-classical: Classical Chinese, zh-min-nan: Min-Nan, wuu:
> Wu, cdo: Min-Dong). Also two Norwegian Wikipedias (no: and nn:).
> I'm just saying it's not like the boundaries of languages are clear or
> well-defined, and it's not like defining what constitutes a language
> has ever been free of politics. Both which I'm sure Sabine is actually
> aware of. :)
> cheers,
> Brianna
> user:pfctdayelise
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