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

Andrew Lih andrew.lih at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 03:51:32 UTC 2007

I agree the LC could do a better job of reporting its findings and
conclusions in a more complete manner. It should put on a meta page --
findings of fact, an elaboration of considerations, and an explanation
of the conclusion. That said, on balance it's findings have been on

That said, just one more data point -- my friend who is himself
Montenegrin said he thinks it (to put it kindly) imprudent to start a
Montenegrin Wikipedia. And of the dozen or so other folks from the
region I've talked to, not one has expressed any support for the idea.

-Andrew (User:Fuzheado)

On 4/14/07, Luiz Augusto <lugusto at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/13/07, GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > (...)
> >
> > 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.
> This statment is interesting to a native-speaker of the Portuguese language
> like me to read. The differences between Brazilian and european dialects of
> the Portuguese language are very very small (only ô versus ó, some "c" and
> "p" as a silent letter for the european dialect and small variants
> like a synonyms
> most commonly used in one or other contry). If Serbian and Montenegrin
> really have less diferecences than pt-pt and pt-br, I think that all
> nationalist subscriber talking on this thread can be simply moderated.
> (P.S.: I think that neither the Portuguese Wikipedia community isn't
> supporting the creation of a new Wikipedia for any national dialect, neither
> for any variant of Portuguese language between the brazilian states -- some
> slangs from some states aren't understandable on others)
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