[Foundation-l] Allow new wikis in extinct languages?

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Tue Apr 1 21:50:37 UTC 2008


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From: Aphaia <aphaia at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Allow new wikis in extinct languages?

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 5:04 AM, Pharos <pharosofalexandria at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 5:33 PM, Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
For Latin, it is obvious. The latest Roman Missal was published in
2002. If you can argue it is not so much different from the second
latest one, it had been published in 1962. Reflecting the so-called
2nd Vatican Counsil and its reformation, 1962 version, or Novus Ordo
is very known of its differences from the earlier versions. Or we can
refer to CCC or several motu proprios which the Vatican has issued.

On the other hand, Coptic Church doesn't seem to be enthusiastic to
issue their documents in Coptic. As for the Orthodox, I don't know any
church in the Slavic tradition using Church Slavic as their document
language, while still today it is the language of liturgy and the
Scrupture and many prayers, and Churches in Greek tradition don't use
Attic dialect as far as I know.

There is a good reason Latin learners can be allowed to entertain
their linguistic ability on this project, I think. Anyway, even in a
narrow region, it is still used and viable to carry ideas.

in fact, the language of work of the greek ortodoxox is the same of the new testament, the Koine dialectos. it is not exactly attic greek, but is still ancient greek. it is still more alive that many think. and it continued creating new vocabulary of modern things and concepts that replace the "barbarian" words. although many westerns bent to kill it. 

A curiosity. harry potter is translated in ancient greek. with the collection is going to be translated

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