[Foundation-l] Moldovan Wikipedia

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 22:30:22 UTC 2007

What I am saying is that it is immaterial what Romanians say about Moldovan.
What I say is that it is immaterial what Moldovans say about Moldovan
written in Cyrillic. They have placed themselves outside of this discussion
by stating as law what cannot be determined by law. A language and its
manifestations are determined by its usage not by what people say and
determine for others about it.

The fact that people agitate to close the mo.wikipedia has nothing to do
with actual need. There are other projects where it is debatable if there is
an actual need. We do not have mechanisms to measure actual need, we hardly
measure what the actual usage is of many of our projects.

One argument that you fail to address is that voting is a flawed method for
closing projects, particularly for this highly political project.


On Nov 9, 2007 11:18 PM, Johannes Rohr <jorohr at gmail.com> wrote:

> GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>
> writes:
> > Hoi, The Romanians and Moldovans have let it explicitly known that
> > they, by law, do not accept the Cyrillic expression of the
> > language. Consequently, they denounce what they as a consequence
> > recognise is not theirs. There is an unfinished war going on and
> > this situation is consequently starkly political. The name of a
> > language and the name of a country are not necessarily the same.. an
> > obvious mistake.
> [...]
> Whatever you mean to say by that, I hope you are not trying to say
> that Romanian/Moldovan written in Cyrillic script is a different
> language from Romanian/Moldovan written in Latin script. However, if,
> as I hope, this is not what you are trying to say, I cannot see any
> point in arguing about the name of the language.
> BTW, I'm by no means opposed to Cyrillic script. I earlier mentioned,
> that it has been historically used by the Romanian Orthodox church,
> meaning, that Romanian written in Cyrillic script is not even a Soviet
> invention.
> However, the decisive fact is, that there is, as far as I can see,
> absolutely zero demand by native Moldovan/Romanian speakers for a
> mo.wiki or for a multi-script Romanian Wikipedia.
> Therefore, I completely fail to see why such a Wiki is necessary at
> the present moment.
> Thanks,
> Johannes
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