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Attic Greek Wikipedia[edit]

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This proposal has been closed as part of a reform of the request process.
This request has not necessarily been rejected, and new requests are welcome. This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This discussion was created before the implementation of the Language proposal policy, and it is incompatible with the policy. Please open a new proposal in the format this page has been converted to (see the instructions). Do not copy discussion wholesale, although you are free to link to it or summarise it (feel free to copy your own comments over). —{admin} Pathoschild 03:01, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Attic Greek (Αττική Ελληνική, grc [invented])
  • Editing community: —
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    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
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  • Number of speakers: a dead language, but estimates are in the thousands
  • Locations spoken: 5th century BC, in and near Athens. But very similar dialects were spoken all over Greece from the 9th century BC to the 15th AD.
  • Related languages: Modern Greek, Tsakonian and others


This one should be a no-brainer. Sorry I couldn't figure out how to implement the Greek characters so I used capitals.



  • I oppose the request as it is: I can't see the point in making an Attic Greek only wikipedia. Attic greek is not the only literary Classical Greek dialect, as literary Asian Ionic is well defined (through Herodotus mostly), and literary Doric and Eolic exist as well (through Pindar, Sappho, etc) though these dialects may not be well-defined enough for new texts to be written in them. OTOH, pure Attic may be an unreachable goal, as attic was continuously influenced by other dialects, and attic writers occasionally use forms and words of other dialects (most prosators seem to try to avoid perceived hyper-atticisms, whereas tragedies regularly use doric words). As these dialects are mostly mutuably intelligible, and may all be regarded as dialects of a Classical Greek, and I can't imagine creating a separate wikipedia in each possible Classical Greek dialect, I would strongly support a Classical Greek wikipedia instead. Incidentally, since the language code for medieval and ancient greek is grc, the domain for such an attic greek wikipedia would rather be http://grc-ath.wikipedia.org, (and http://grc-cls.wikipedia.org for classical greek). --Rnabet 20:59, 5 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose. --Absar 10:46, 31 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose. Wiki's in extinct languages born dead -- Raghav 14:12, 15 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose.--Mustafa Akalp 10:28, 21 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]