[Wikipedia-l] Re: FW: Wikipedia for Old English

James R. Johnson modean52 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 5 17:44:17 UTC 2004

Anglo-Saxon.  You got it.  On an ang/wikipedia.org, would it be alright to
use the lanugage's own name for itself? (Englisc)


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James R. Johnson wrote:

> Sorry - there have been about 6 million speakers at the height of 
> usage of Old English.  I guess it's like Latin in being a dead 
> language, but just as deserving of a Wiki.

I am strongly in favour of a Wikipedia in the language that has the ISO code
'ang' -- but *PLEASE DO NOT* call it "Old English". Call it "Anglo-Saxon".
Please. Seriously. That's very important.

If you call it "Old English", people will constantly attempt to write
articles in Shakespearean, which is early Modern English.


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