[Foundation-l] A dangerous precedent

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 00:02:16 UTC 2007

There is an aramaic WP: http://arc.wikipedia.org

There is also a Latin WP: http://la.wikipedia.org. Technically, Latin
isn't really a dead language.

Not all Conlangs should be discounted, and at the same time not all
natural languages should be approved immediately. What's needed is a
common-sense approach that takes into account the value of the
language, the size of the userbase, the value to the speaking
community, the value to the language, and the value to the world at

--Andrew Whitworth

On Dec 26, 2007 6:53 PM, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> At least one good criteria for deciding whether a particular Wikipedia
> is justified would be the existence of a community of native speakers
> (community interpreted expansively). Dead language 'pedias don't seem
> to serve the purpose of preservation of knowledge and access to it. Is
> there a Latin or Aramaic Wikipedia? We should treat tiny languages
> with no native speakers in the same manner.
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