[Foundation-l] policy on languages without native speakers

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 19:57:55 UTC 2008

It is not particularly my only my opinion, it is the opinion expressed in
the ISO-639-3. This is the standard that we go by. I have indicated an
obvious way out but when people are not interested in taking that route,
that is fine too.

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 9:10 PM, Marcos Cramer <marcos.cramer at gmx.de> wrote:

> 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.
> Marcos
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