Should we try for more cases like Hebrew?

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Re: Should we try for more cases like Hebrew?

Postby telal » Thu 23 Apr 2009 10:14 pm

Delodephius wrote:Wikipedia still needs a long way to go before it becomes a decent credible source of information.


I disagree.

Wikipedia is a 'credible source' for quite a lot. The key is to make sure what you're reading has citations and references that support what Wikipedia has.

Also, as a point of order; Wikipedia is free to join and edit, more-or-less user friendly, and not time intensive once you know your way around the editing tools...so, it makes little sense to deride what is found there when you (you in general), just like anyone else, have the exact same opportunity to improve on what you see.

In my view, people that moan about wikipedia are lazy, cynical and slightly attention seeking, or more to the point, fix it yourself or shut up.
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Re: Should we try for more cases like Hebrew?

Postby philly_boy » Thu 23 Apr 2009 10:17 pm

Right, so you are comparing, say, Britannica with Wikipedia? There is clearly a huge gap between the two.
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Re: Should we try for more cases like Hebrew?

Postby Delodephius » Thu 23 Apr 2009 10:56 pm

I disagree.

Then don't tell me what I already know. But you don't know what I know and I don't know what you know, or don't know. What makes you think I don't have a solid reason to think Wikipedia is not a credible source of information?

In my view, people that moan about wikipedia are lazy, cynical and slightly attention seeking, or more to the point, fix it yourself or shut up.


Well I don't care about others. I go to Wikipedia to find information for myself. If I don't find it there or if the information is incorrect, which I find out usually later by comparing the Wikipedia article with more detailed article by an authority on the subject I'm seeking or figure out myself, I don't have the need to edit the Wiki article as I already have what I had been looking for. And if I troubled finding something, others should trouble too. Thank too all the suckers who created computers and internet so I don't have to look for a single piece of information probably for years.
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Re: Should we try for more cases like Hebrew?

Postby philly_boy » Thu 23 Apr 2009 11:06 pm

Totally agree with Delodephius and

In my view, people that moan about wikipedia are lazy, cynical and slightly attention seeking, or more to the point, fix it yourself or shut up.


for you information, most articles are locked.
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Re: Should we try for more cases like Hebrew?

Postby Jayan » Thu 23 Apr 2009 11:07 pm

PEOPLE, PLEASE SHUT UP FOR A MINUTE! :x

I didn't start this thread to be a debate topic for Wikipedia or a place to get angry and squabble! I created it to discuss the resurrection of dead or only literary languages, so if you don't have anything to say that is constructive to that discussion please don't say anything.
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Re: Should we try for more cases like Hebrew?

Postby philly_boy » Thu 23 Apr 2009 11:09 pm

Sorry Jayan :oops:
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Re: Should we try for more cases like Hebrew?

Postby Delodephius » Thu 23 Apr 2009 11:10 pm

I didn't start this thread to be a debate topic for Wikipedia or a place to get angry and squabble! I created it to discuss the resurrection of dead or only literary languages, so if you don't have anything to say that is constructive to that discussion please don't say anything.


We own this topic now!!! Hahahaha!!! :twisted:
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Re: Should we try for more cases like Hebrew?

Postby Jayan » Thu 23 Apr 2009 11:13 pm

I wish I could lock it then... :roll: :P
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Re: Should we try for more cases like Hebrew?

Postby Delodephius » Thu 23 Apr 2009 11:19 pm

No, seriously, back to topic.

Resurrection of Latin is a good idea in my opinion. In Europe I mean, as a language of the EU. First of all, despite the fact that most Europeans are not Romance speakers, Germanic, Slavic and other speakers are already familiar with a number of Latin words and many of the non-Romance languages adopted a significant Latin vocabulary, mainly in the higher index. Latin is also compulsory in most high schools. If it was taught like English since kindergarten children would learn it in the same manner. If the EU itself would promote it then the problem is easy. People fall for advertisements. If they say Latin is the language of the future and say it is going to be popular and repeat it enough, it will be. 8-)
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Re: Should we try for more cases like Hebrew?

Postby philly_boy » Thu 23 Apr 2009 11:21 pm

I think nowadays people are interested in languages that are easy to learn. English is such a language. Latin i think is kinda hard, but other than that I disagree with it being a lingua franca because why does Europe have to have a lingua franca? Its not a unified country and we can already communicate in English...
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