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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 [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 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.
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-## 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
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-Folksprak shall be constructed as a language that is: +
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-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) +
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-where the importance descends from first to last +
- +
-## Content +
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-### Linguistic subjects+
  
 +- [Goals](?id=goals)
 - [Phonology and Orthography](?id=phonology_and_orthography) - [Phonology and Orthography](?id=phonology_and_orthography)
 - Grammar - Grammar
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     - [Conjugation](?id=conjugation)     - [Conjugation](?id=conjugation)
     - [Attributes](?id=attributes)     - [Attributes](?id=attributes)
 +    - [Correlatives](?id=correlatives)
     - [Word order](?id=word_order)     - [Word order](?id=word_order)
     - [POS marking](?id=pos_marking)     - [POS marking](?id=pos_marking)
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     - [Numbers](?id=numbers)     - [Numbers](?id=numbers)
     - [Colours](?id=colours)     - [Colours](?id=colours)
 +    - [Runes](?id=runes)
     - [Wordlist](?id=wordlist)     - [Wordlist](?id=wordlist)
     - [Habitual Expressions](?id=habitual_expressions)     - [Habitual Expressions](?id=habitual_expressions)
  
  
-### Other content+Side Content
  
-- [Concept Collection](?id=words) 
 - [References](?id=references) - [References](?id=references)
 - [Sample texts](?id=sample_texts) - [Sample texts](?id=sample_texts)
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-## 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>
 - [Folksprak (Germanic Conlangs)](http://www.facebook.com/groups/folksprak/) (Folksprak group in Facebook) - [Folksprak (Germanic Conlangs)](http://www.facebook.com/groups/folksprak/) (Folksprak group in Facebook)
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 - [Folksprak Telegram group](https://t.me/folksprak) (discussion chat group in Telegram) - [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
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     - [Facebook group Escòla Neolatina](https://www.facebook.com/groups/186554228887107/)     - [Facebook group Escòla Neolatina](https://www.facebook.com/groups/186554228887107/)
     - [Google groups mailing list Fòro Neolatino](https://groups.google.com/g/neolatino)     - [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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