[Foundation-l] Future fate of Siberian Wikipedia

Thomas Goldammer thogol at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 2 16:30:53 UTC 2007


2007/8/2, GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:
> Hoi,
> From my point of view, the first thing we address would be is "Siberian" a
> linguistic entity. The second one is can it be adopted by bodies like the
> ISO. The arguments that I have seen so far are not persuasive at all. GIven
> also the POV attitude of the Siberian Wikipedia, the question to research
> this further is not really that interesting. When the Siberian Wikipedia
> were to be a normal project, we could ask for recognition but I do not feel
> that this is appropriate in this case.

I don't find anything about a Siberian Russian language (or dialect,
if you like that term) in official materials about languages.

For example, http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=90707
Ethnologue lists 4 eastern Slavic languages, all of them are well
known and do not include Siberian Russian.

The specific language entry of Russian
(http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=rus) names two
dialects, Northern and Southern Russian. According to first language
speakers I asked this seems to be not a very good subdivision, but all
of them denied that there is a specific Siberian dialect. Maybe some
first language speakers of Russian who read this list can say
something more about that.

My personal observation is that [[ru-sib:User:YaroslavZolotaryov]] is
a kind of king of the project. And if I see things like
http://ru-sib.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:§³§Ý§à§Ó§ß§Ú§Ü I doubt that this
can be called encyclopedic content. There are lessons for learners of
"Siberian", for instance
(translated: 13th chapter - what to learn) I think Zolotaryov wants to
introduce his artifical Russian dialect to other people, which is
clearly Original Research. In my opinion this project should be moved
to Wikia asap.

Saludos cordiales,

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