Re: Utlegging fon stemspraken-poll resultaten
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tungol65" <rdw.young@n...> wrote:
> Here is my interpretation of the poll results about what languagesthe
> (stemspraken?) to use in Folkspraak and how they are weighted.
> Languages to be considered when creating Folkspraak
> * Standard English (including Scots)
> * Standard High German (including Schwiizertí²³í´³ch, Alemannic,
> Bavarian all other High German dialects)
> * Low German and Low Saxon (Plattdeutsch & Niedersachsisch)
> * Standard Dutch (Nederlands) (including Afrikaans)
> * West Frisian
> * Danish
> * Swedish
> * Norwegian (Nynorsk)
> * Icelandic
> * Interlingua (only in tie-break situations and internationalisms)
> * Slovio (only in tie-break situations and internationalisms)
> Dialect words can only be used, where the meaning is well known
> (e.g. English "bairn")
> Archaic words can only be used, where the meaning is well known
> (e.g. English "thou")
> Languages not to be considered when creating Folkspraak
> * Yiddish
> * North Frisian
> * Norwegian (Bokmal)
> * Faroese
> Languages with no clear decision
> * Gothic
> Weighting & Points
> The weighting should be by graduations (the lowest gets 1 point,
> next highest gets 2 points and so on). Number of speakers(primary)
> data from Wikipedia.Actually:
> (9 points) English (380,000,000)
> (8 points) German (95,000,000)
> (7 points) Dutch (30,000,000)1
> (6 points) Plattdeutsch (10,000,000)2
> (5 points) Swedish (9,300,000)
> (4 points) Danish (5,500,000)
> (3 points) Nynorsk (690,000)3
> (2 points) West Frisian (530,000)4
> (1 point) Icelandic (300,000)
> 1. Including Afrikaans.
> 2. Figure from Ethnologue.com (number who understand the language).
> 3. Mean of 360,000 Â 700,000 estimate.
> 4. 10%-15% of total of 4,600,000 Norwegian Speakers.
3. 10%-15% of total of 4,600,000 Norwegian Speakers.
4. Mean of 360,000 Â 700,000 estimate.
> RHmmm, OK, so BokmÃ¥l isn't included, at all? Neither together with
Danish or with Nynorsk? Also, this score would probably favor
Scandinavian too much, since the Scandinavian languages together
will get a larger score than either English or German...
Anyway, I'll try it out with a few of the classical Tie cases I have
from before (I'd need a good dictionary of Plattdeutsch, WF and
Hmmm, so far, the method has resulted in a Scandinavian word in all
cases, if I got a good Plattdeutsch dictionary, it could possibly
change the results somewhat, though...
I need to think this over, the Continental WG languages get a mean
21 score result, though, so maybe that is a good balance.
Good draft, anyway...