[Foundation-l] Ancient Greek Wikipedia

Ilario Valdelli valdelli at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 11:31:27 UTC 2008

I agree, but this "lingua franca" mast be a live "lingua franca".

Latin is it (for example), Ancient Greek isn't (or at least is not at 
moment). Surely if there are some researchers which use Ancient Greek as 
lingua franca a Wikipedia in this language is acceptable and *has a sense*.

IMHO some extinct languages can have more success in other project. 
Surely Wikisource in Ancient Greek can be an important project bigger 
than other living languages because main sources in philosophy (for 
example) are Greek.


Milos Rancic wrote:
> Linguistic reasons are other issue. Any language may be used as a
> lingua franca. It is especially true if one profession is closely
> related to a particular language or languages, like classical
> philology is related to Latin, Greek and Hebrew. While two classical
> philologists from different parts of the world would have a problem
> with reading an article full of neologisms about space flight or
> computers in Ancient Greek or Classical Hebrew, it is almost
> predictable that they would have less problems in communication in
> Ancient Greek about literature, philosophy, but even about the most
> concepts about one encyclopedia is: non-high-technological world
> around us: Apple is fruit which has those characteristics; Newton was
> a physicist who was born then, died then and lived in England...

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