[Foundation-l] policy on languages without native speakers

Marcos Cramer marcos.cramer at gmx.de
Thu Apr 24 19:10:27 UTC 2008

GerardM wrote:
> Ancient Greek is a dead language.

The point is that Ancient Greek is not a dead language. It is still used in the Greek Orthodox Church, and there not only for liturgy (just this weekend I was at a Greek Orthodox Church in Istanbul, and there they had an anouncement board where they enlisted upcoming events at the church in Ancient Greek). Additionally, it is used for some translations and original works like Harry Potter, Asterix and Astronautilia; and there are news sites in Ancient Greek on the web: www.in.gr and www.akwn.net.

So that Ancient Greek is dead is just your personal opinion, and there are good reasons to object to it. So far you have not responded to those who have argued that it is not a dead language.

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