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jayeless
jayeless

Published a bunch of new pages to my personal wiki today, most of them not truly new (theyโ€™d been in my Obsidian wiki ages), but a couple were. Some of the new uploads include language revival, Kazakhstan and the browser game Kingdom of Loathing. Check it out if you like ๐Ÿ˜›

tkoola
tkoola

@jayeless these were like the big wikipedia, you click one and end up some place weird (and books ended up on my to-read list) ๐Ÿ˜….

This language colonialism I have thought about a lot, I would like to "adopt" an endangered language, but last thing I want is to end up hurting the culture. I am settling on learning some close relative of Finnish to minimise the risk

tkoola
tkoola

@tkoola @jayeless 30 minutes later reading about Veps language and Meรคnkieli ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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jayeless
jayeless

@tkoola I'm glad you liked my wiki, and that it got you reading further cool stuff! ๐Ÿ˜„ I'd definitely like to build up even more of those interlinks and add more interesting things over time, heheh.

With endangered languages, I guess the right thing to do is take the lead from their existing speech communities, and what they want. I don't know much at all about Finland's minority languages, but there are loads of endangered language speakers that are OK with outsiders learning their language. I guess it's just that even with those, the policy level is more important โ€“ removing restrictions on using such languages in official contexts (like schools), and helping to promote "natural" intergenerational transmission. If learners become advocates for that kind of change too, without trying to take ownership of the language, then that seems like a good thing.