[Foundation-l] Ancient Greek Wikipedia, possible reconsideration

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 10:34:06 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 11:24 PM,  <daniwo59 at aol.com> wrote:
>  In a message dated 4/16/2008 11:05:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> wknight8111 at gmail.com writes:
> >  There  must be native speakers of a language in order to read
> >  material written in  it.
>  I beg to disagree. I am a native English speaker, but there are many topics
>  I prefer to read in Hebrew, my second language.

You're right, and I likely shouldn't have used the word "native" in my
earlier statement. First, second, or n-th language, there must be
people capable of reading that language to play the part of content
consumer. Without a sizable reading population, a language project
becomes little more then encryption: putting information into a form
that cannot be easily accessed.

--Andrew Whitworth

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