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-## What is Folksprak?+<markdown>
  
-_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.+# What is Folksprak? 
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 +_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 [complete list](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Germanic_languages)) 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 conclusion that most parties can agree with. Maybe a little bit naïve, but I think that 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 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.
  
  
-## Goals of the project+Main Content
  
-Folksprak shall be constructed as a language that is: +- [Goals](?id=goals
-1. intelligible with little or no training to Germanic speakers +- [Phonology and Orthography](?id=phonology_and_orthography)
-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 +
- +
-## Content +
- +
-### Linguistic subjects +
- +
-[[Phonology and orthography]]+
 - Grammar - Grammar
-    - [[Declension]] +    - [Declension](?id=declension) 
-    - [[Conjugation]] +    - [Conjugation](?id=conjugation) 
-    - [[Attributes]] +    - [Attributes](?id=attributes) 
-    - [[Word order]] +    - [Correlatives](?id=correlatives) 
-    - [[POS marking]]+    - [Word order](?id=word_order) 
 +    - [POS marking](?id=pos_marking)
 - Vocabulary - Vocabulary
-    - [[Guidelines for word formation]] +    - [Guidelines for word formation](?id=guidelines_for_word_formation) 
-    - [[Word functions]] +    - [Word functions](?id=word_functions) 
-    - [[Pronouns]] +    - [Pronouns](?id=pronouns) 
-    - [[Adpositions]] +    - [Adpositions](?id=adpositions) 
-    - [[Conjunctions]] +    - [Conjunctions](?id=conjunctions) 
-    - [[Numbers]] +    - [Numbers](?id=numbers) 
-    - [[Colours]] +    - [Colours](?id=colours) 
-    - [[Wordlist]] +    - [Runes](?id=runes) 
-    - [[Habitual Expressions]]+    - [Wordlist](?id=wordlist) 
 +    - [Habitual Expressions](?id=habitual_expressions)
  
  
-### Other content+Side Content
  
-[[words|Concept Collection]] +- [References](?id=references) 
-- [[References]] +- [Sample texts](?id=sample_texts) 
-[[Sample texts]] +- [Protocols](?id=protocols) 
-[[Protocols]] +- [Notepad](?id=notepad)
-[[Notepad]]+
  
  
-## Other Resources+# Other Resources
  
-### Current+## 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)+- [IRC-Channel on libera.chat](irc://irc.libera.chat/##folksprak) (if you don't use a separate IRC-Client you can use [Kiwi IRC](https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.libera.chat/?nick=sprekar_?&theme=cli##folksprak) 
 +[Matrix-Room](https://matrix.to/#/#folksprak:matrix.org)
 - [Mailing-list](https://lists.schokokeks.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/folksprak) <folksprak@lists.schokokeks.org> - [Mailing-list](https://lists.schokokeks.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/folksprak) <folksprak@lists.schokokeks.org>
-- [facebook-group](http://www.facebook.com/groups/folksprak/)+- [Folksprak (Germanic Conlangs)](http://www.facebook.com/groups/folksprak/) (Folksprak group in Facebook)
 - [other content on folksprak.org](http://folksprak.org) - [other content on folksprak.org](http://folksprak.org)
 +- [Intergermanic - Middelgermanisch](https://www.facebook.com/groups/2365060660454127) (Middelgermanisch group in Facebook)
 +- [Folksprak Telegram group](https://t.me/folksprak) (discussion chat group in Telegram)
  
  
-### Old or out of date+## Old or out of date
  
 - [Yahoo-group](https://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/folkspraak/) and its currently broken mailing-list <folkspraak@yahoogroups.com> - [Yahoo-group](https://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/folkspraak/) and its currently broken mailing-list <folkspraak@yahoogroups.com>
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-### Other projects+# Other projects
  
 - Interlingua - Interlingua
     - [Official webpage](http://interlingua.com)     - [Official webpage](http://interlingua.com)
 +    - [Interlingua (IALA) group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/interlingua.IALA)
 +- Neolatino
 +    - [Official webpage](https://neolatino.eu/)
 +    - [Blog Mondo Neolatino](https://mondoneolatino.blogspot.com/)
 +    - [Facebook page](https://www.facebook.com/vianeolatina/)
 +    - [Facebook group Escòla Neolatina](https://www.facebook.com/groups/186554228887107/)
 +    - [Google groups mailing list Fòro Neolatino](https://groups.google.com/g/neolatino)
 +    - [Telegram chat group](https://t.me/neolatino)
 - Slovianski / Interslavic - Slovianski / Interslavic
     - [Information and learning material](http://steen.free.fr/interslavic/)     - [Information and learning material](http://steen.free.fr/interslavic/)
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     - [ZetaBoards](http://s8.zetaboards.com/Slovianski/index/)     - [ZetaBoards](http://s8.zetaboards.com/Slovianski/index/)
     - [Lexicon](http://dict.interslavic.com/)     - [Lexicon](http://dict.interslavic.com/)
 +    - [Меджусловянска бесѣда / Medžuslovjanska besěda](https://t.me/interslavic) (Interslavic chat group in Telegram)
 - Anglish - Anglish
     - [Wiki](http://anglish.wikia.com/wiki/Main_leaf)     - [Wiki](http://anglish.wikia.com/wiki/Main_leaf)
 +- Cognate Finder
 +    - [Reddit-Page](https://www.reddit.com/r/linguistics/comments/ibqwtz/cognate_finder/)
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