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-===== 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.+## 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 _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? ===== 
-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 conclusion, that most parties can agree with. Maybe a little bit naive, but i think it is worth giving it a try. 
  
-===== Goals of the project ​===== +## Why another damn Wiki? 
-Folksprak shall be constructed as a language, which is + 
-  ​- ​intelligible with little or no training ​for any germanic ​speakers +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 conclusion that most parties can agree with. Maybe a little bit naïve, but I think that it is worth giving it a try. 
-  ​- ​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)+ 
 +## Goals of the project 
 + 
 +Folksprak shall be constructed as a language ​that is: 
 +1. intelligible with little or no training ​to Germanic ​speakers 
 +2. simple enough for ease of learning to write or speak about normal topics 
 +3. precise enough to deal with more complex topics (e.g. science, maybe philosophy) 
 where the importance descends from first to last where the importance descends from first to last
  
-===== Content =====+## Content 
 + 
 +### Linguistic subjects 
 + 
 +- [[Phonology and orthography]] 
 +- Grammar 
 +    - [[Declension]] 
 +    - [[Conjugation]] 
 +    - [[Attributes]] 
 +    - [[Word order]] 
 +    - [[POS marking]] 
 +- Vocabulary 
 +    - [[Guidelines for word formation]] 
 +    - [[Word functions]] 
 +    - [[Pronouns]] 
 +    - [[Adpositions]] 
 +    - [[Conjunctions]] 
 +    - [[Numbers]] 
 +    - [[Colours]] 
 +    - [[Wordlist]] 
 +    - [[Habitual Expressions]] 
 + 
 + 
 +### Other content 
 + 
 +- [[words|Concept Collection]] 
 +- [[References]] 
 +- [[Sample texts]] 
 +- [[Protocols]] 
 +- [[Notepad]] 
 + 
 + 
 +## Other Resources 
 + 
 +### Current 
 + 
 +- [IRC-Channel on freenode.net](irc://​irc.freenode.net/##​folksprak) (if you don't use a separate IRC-Client you can use [Kiwi IRC](https://​kiwiirc.com/​client/​irc.freenode.net/?​nick=sprekar_?&​theme=cli##​folksprak) or [Freenodes official webclient](http://​webchat.freenode.net/?​channels=##​folksprak) 
 +- [Mailing-list](https://​lists.schokokeks.org/​mailman/​listinfo.cgi/​folksprak) <​folksprak@lists.schokokeks.org>​ 
 +- [facebook-group](http://​www.facebook.com/​groups/​folksprak/​) 
 +- [other content on folksprak.org](http://​folksprak.org) 
  
-=== Linguistic subjects === +### Old or out of date
-  * [[Phonology and orthography]] +
-  * Grammar +
-    * [[Declension]] +
-    * [[Conjugation]] +
-    * [[Attributes]] +
-    * [[Word order]] +
-    * [[POS marking]] +
-  * Vocabulary +
-    * [[Guidelines for word formation]] +
-    * [[Word functions]] +
-    * [[Pronouns]] +
-    * [[Adpositions]] +
-    * [[Conjunctions]] +
-    * [[Numbers]] +
-    * [[Colours]] +
-    * [[Wordlist]]+
  
-=== Other content === +- [Yahoo-group](https://​tech.groups.yahoo.com/​group/​folkspraak/​) and its currently broken mailing-list <​folkspraak@yahoogroups.com>​ 
-  ​* ​[[References]] +[geocities.com](http://​web.archive.org/​web/​20011203135008/​http://​www.geocities.com/​folkspraak/​) (the old website through a backup on web.archive.org) 
-  ​* ​[[Sample texts]]+[furorteutonicus.eu](http://​www.furorteutonicus.eu/​folkspraak/​wiki/​) (an older Wiki that requires a password for editing) 
 +- [en.wikibooks.org](http://​en.wikibooks.org/​wiki/​Folksprak) 
 +[Omniglot](http://​www.omniglot.com/​writing/​folkspraak.htm) 
 +- [FrathWiki](http://​www.frathwiki.com/​Folksprak)
  
-===== Other Resources ===== 
-==== Current ==== 
-  * [[irc://​irc.freenode.net/##​folksprak|IRC-Channel on freenode.net]] (if you don't use a separate IRC-Client you can use [[https://​kiwiirc.com/​client/​irc.freenode.net/?​nick=sprekar_?&​theme=cli##​folksprak|Kiwi IRC]] or [[http://​webchat.freenode.net/?​channels=##​folksprak|Freenodes official webclient]]) 
-  * [[https://​lists.schokokeks.org/​mailman/​listinfo.cgi/​folksprak|New mailing-list]] <​folksprak@lists.schokokeks.org>​ 
-  * [[http://​www.facebook.com/​groups/​folksprak/​|facebook-group]] 
-  * [[http://​folksprak.org|(other content on folksprak.org)]] 
  
-==== Old or out of date ==== +### Other projects
-  * [[https://​tech.groups.yahoo.com/​group/​folkspraak/​|Yahoo-group]] and its currently broken mailing-list <​folkspraak@yahoogroups.com>​ +
-  * [[http://​web.archive.org/​web/​20011203135008/​http://​www.geocities.com/​folkspraak/​|geocities.com]] (the old website through a backup on web.archive.org) +
-  * [[http://​www.furorteutonicus.eu/​folkspraak/​wiki/​|furorteutonicus.eu]] (an older Wiki that requires a password for editing) +
-  * [[http://​en.wikibooks.org/​wiki/​Folksprak|en.wikibooks.org]] +
-  * [[http://​www.omniglot.com/​writing/​folkspraak.htm|Omniglot]] +
-  * [[http://​www.frathwiki.com/​Folksprak|FrathWiki]]+
  
-==== Sibling projects ==== +Interlingua 
-  * Interlingua +    ​[Official webpage](http://​interlingua.com) 
-    ​* [[http://​interlingua.com|Official webpage]] +Slovianski / Interslavic 
-  ​* ​Slovianski / Interslavic +    ​[Information and learning material](http://​steen.free.fr/​interslavic/​) 
-    ​* [[http://​steen.free.fr/​interslavic/​|Information and learning material]] +    ​[Wiki](http://​isv.orain.org/​) 
-    ​* [[http://​isv.orain.org/​|Wiki]] +    ​[ZetaBoards](http://​s8.zetaboards.com/​Slovianski/​index/​) 
-    ​* [[http://​s8.zetaboards.com/​Slovianski/​index/​|ZetaBoards]] +    ​[Lexicon](http://​dict.interslavic.com/​
-    ​* [[http://​dict.interslavic.com/​|Lexicon]]+- Anglish 
 +    - [Wiki](http://​anglish.wikia.com/​wiki/​Main_leaf)
  
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