[Foundation-l] Future fate of Siberian Wikipedia

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 11:25:54 UTC 2007

> In fact there is a Siberian dictionary, the Полный словарь сибирского
> говора / polnyi slovar sibirskogo govora (complete dictionary of the
> Siberian dialect), by O.I. Blinova (ed.), published in Tomsk, 1992-1995
> in 4 volumes.
> I suspect that this /is/ a reliable and authoritative source. However,
> if you would cross-check the language used at ru-sib against the
> contents of this dictionary, you would come to the conclusion, that the
> vocabulary of ru-sib is largely invented or borrowed from other
> languages (with the explicite intent of making the language
> unintelligible to speakers of standard Russian) and thus is a
> misrepresentation of the original Northern dialect.

If we were to use my suggested rule, there would, of course, be a
requirement that the language used in the project be the same as the
language in the dictionary. There being a real language with the same
name as the one you're using isn't the same as actually using a real
language, after all.

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