[Foundation-l] Changes in Language committee practice: ancient and constructed languages

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 17:01:32 UTC 2010

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 5:16 PM, Dovi Jacobs <dovijacobs at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 1. With the full acceptance of Latin/Esperanto into the Wikimedia, it
> seems that the first question has been put to rest ("no"), despite the
> current text of the language policy.

Esperanto has significant number of native speakers, as well as more
significant number of active second language speakers. Latin is very
exceptional language, with large number of the second language

Esperanto and Latin differ from the most of other languages as they
are actively used in regular communication.

About neologisms: There wouldn't be a problem to approve Ancient Greek
Wikipedia similarly to the Latin one when relevant culture around the
language exists. Presently, there are no widely acceptable words in
*Ancient* Greek for "file" or for "train". When the most (or the core)
of Ancient Greek speakers know to describe computer parts between
themselves [relatively] uniquely, it will be possible to have
Wikipedia in Ancient Greek.

Please, compare the next articles and numbers of their primary and
secondary speakers, as well as "language development" category (at
Ethnologue): Esperanto [1][2], Latin [3][4], Ancient Greek [5][6].

[1] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto
[2] - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=epo
[3] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_language
[4] - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=lat
[5] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_language
[6] - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=grc

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