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 ===== What is Folksprak? ===== ===== What is Folksprak? =====
-//​Folksprak//​ is the name of a project that aims to construct an inter-Germanic zonal auxlang, a language that can be easily understood by any speaker of a Germanic language (a group numbering over 465 million native speakers with an additional 300 to 900 million speaking English as a second language) without ever having learned it. You don't believe that's possible? Here's an example: if you are a (native) speaker of English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Afrikaans, Yiddish or some other Germanic language (see a [[wp>​List_of_Germanic_languages|complete list]]) there'​s a great chance that you will know what a sentence like //„Ik hav skrivt en buk“// is supposed to mean.+//​Folksprak//​ is the name of a project that aims to construct an inter-Germanic zonal auxlang, a language that can be easily understood by any speaker of a Germanic language (a group numbering over 465 million native speakers with an additional 300 to 900 million speaking English as a second language) without ever having learned it. You don't believe that's possible? Here's an example: if you are a (native) speaker of English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Afrikaans, Yiddish or some other Germanic language (see a [[wp>​List_of_Germanic_languages|complete list]]) there'​s a great chance that you will know what a sentence like //„Ek hav skrivt en buk“// is supposed to mean.
  
 Folksprak is not meant to be designed by any one individual, but rather a collective work created by all interested parties; so you're welcome to participate. Folksprak is not meant to be designed by any one individual, but rather a collective work created by all interested parties; so you're welcome to participate.
  
 ===== Why another damn Wiki? ===== ===== Why another damn Wiki? =====
-Good question! But the answer is quite simple: ​Other than the two already existing ​Wikis and most other resources this one is not about a specific dialect of Folksprak. Instead it intends to gather and structure ideas, considerations and all the different proposals for an inter-Germanic auxlang, in order to compare them and to name their advantages and disadvantages. The hope is that this leads to a solid base for making rational and fair decisions about specific parts of the language so that in the end there should be a conclusionthat most parties can agree with. Maybe a little bit naive, but think it is worth giving it a try.+Good question! But the answer is quite simple: ​other than the two already existing ​wikis and most other resourcesthis one is not about a specific dialect of Folksprak. Insteadit intends to gather and structure ideas, considerations and all the different proposals for an inter-Germanic auxlang, in order to compare them and to name their advantages and disadvantages. The hope is that this leads to a solid base for making rational and fair decisions about specific parts of the language so that in the end there should be a conclusion that most parties can agree with. Maybe a little bit naïve, but think that it is worth giving it a try.
  
 ===== Goals of the project ===== ===== Goals of the project =====
-Folksprak shall be constructed as a language, which is +Folksprak shall be constructed as a language ​that is: 
-  - intelligible with little or no training ​for any germanic ​speakers+  - intelligible with little or no training ​to Germanic ​speakers
   - simple enough for ease of learning to write or speak about normal topics   - simple enough for ease of learning to write or speak about normal topics
   - precise enough to deal with more complex topics (e.g. science, maybe philosophy)   - precise enough to deal with more complex topics (e.g. science, maybe philosophy)
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     * [[Colours]]     * [[Colours]]
     * [[Wordlist]]     * [[Wordlist]]
 +    * [[Habitual Expressions]]
  
 === Other content === === Other content ===
 +  * [[words|Concept Collection]]
   * [[References]]   * [[References]]
   * [[Sample texts]]   * [[Sample texts]]
 +  * [[Protocols]]
 +  * [[Notepad]]
  
 ===== Other Resources ===== ===== Other Resources =====
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   * [[http://​www.frathwiki.com/​Folksprak|FrathWiki]]   * [[http://​www.frathwiki.com/​Folksprak|FrathWiki]]
  
-==== Sibling ​projects ====+==== Other projects ====
   * Interlingua   * Interlingua
     * [[http://​interlingua.com|Official webpage]]     * [[http://​interlingua.com|Official webpage]]
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     * [[http://​s8.zetaboards.com/​Slovianski/​index/​|ZetaBoards]]     * [[http://​s8.zetaboards.com/​Slovianski/​index/​|ZetaBoards]]
     * [[http://​dict.interslavic.com/​|Lexicon]]     * [[http://​dict.interslavic.com/​|Lexicon]]
 +  * Anglish 
 +    * [[http://​anglish.wikia.com/​wiki/​Main_leaf|Wiki]]
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