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Slovio Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Slovio)
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  • Language details: Slovio (— ISO—)
  • Editing community: —
    List your user name if you're interested in editing the wiki. Add "N" next to your
    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
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International Slavic language

  • Comments:
    • Agree** UP3 18:19, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
    • Support
    • I love this language (it's refreshing to see such a complete non-Romance IAL), but would it have enough supporters with Internet access? If we can get at least five people willing to write for it, I'd support this one. Almafeta 02:01, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
    • Support a Slovio-Wiki and promoted the Idea on the german wikipedia. Tiontai 12:11, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
    • I also love Slovio (see Slavopedia) and I can see a great potential in this auxillary language but I am against a Slovio Wikipedia in this phase of its development:
      • the language has not been stabilized yet - no formal final wordbase or grammar rules
      • unknown audience and demand
      • probably very few people who are likely to contribute
      • no Slovio book or Slovio textbook
    • Kpjas 22:48, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
    • for the time being, anyone interested in developing a Slovio WP can do that within Slavopedia. Also, you must be aware of the copyright restrictions on Slovio (one may not modify the language and the question of whether expanding the vocabulary is considered a modification is unresolved). / tsca 22:57, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
      • Agreed, if the information provided here is correct. It would be like requesting a Folkspraak Wikipedia in this stage of development. Caesarion 11:42, 4 August 2005 (UTC)
    • Support and would work. --Millosh 21:06, 5 August 2005 (UTC) I didn't see that Kpjas and others are against it :) So, don't support. --Millosh 07:12, 7 August 2005 (UTC)
    • Disapprove. There is simply no need for such wiki: a slavic-speaking person can use electronic translators to read other-slavic wikipedias comfortably. Slovio is quite primitive and ugly by its nature, and very few will contribute to such wiki, as it will require for them to learn it first. It was designed for non-slavic-speakers to be able to communicate with slavs, but there is no need for it when slavic people can just as easily (or as uneasily) understand each other's native speech (especially written). Ramir
      • In general, Slovio has copyright problem (such as Klingon). But, concept of Slovio is very good. For example, even I am by education slavist, it is more easy to me to read Slovio then, for example, Polish (i.e., I need a dictionary for text in Polish, but I don't need anything to read a text in Slovio). (My native language is Serbian.) If Mark Hucko in the future give Slovio in public domain, Slovio Wikipedia would have a sense. --Millosh 01:53, 8 August 2005 (UTC)
        • Oppose - Speakers of east Slavic (eg Russian) and south Slavic (eg Serbian) find it much easier to read Slavio then the speakers of west Slavic languages (eg Czech, Polish) do. For example, the Slovio words "sobak" (dog), "tper" (now), "gvorit" (to speak) and "pecxen" (liver) are very similar to the Russian words "sobaka", "teper", "govorit" and "pyechen", but have different roots in the Polish, Czech and Slovak languages. And I find the whole "sx","cx", etc. scheme annoying, it should've adopted the Czech diacritics like most other Latin-script Slav languages have done (except Polish). +Hexagon1 (talk) 10:35, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
        • Milosh, I am strongly convinced that you would find it easier and more enjoyable to read machine-translated Polish Wiki-articles that ones written in (poor) Slovio. Let us discuss alternative ways of inter-Slavic cooperations at Slavopedia. We should firstly gather a stable community of Wikipedians interested in inter-slavic collaboration, and only then start thinking of doing something big like a Slovio Wikipedia. Ramir (русский)
          • You are right about community. I just thought that people agreed to start Slovio Wikipedia (at Slavopedia) and I supported this idea just because of that. However, as it was not decision, I am not in favor of this idea. (I don't like copyright of Slovio and this is a big problem for me; but, I thought that there were opposite decision :) ) --Millosh 20:50, 12 August 2005 (UTC)
      • Support. Slavic people cannot understand each other in general. I am a slavic native speaker - Czech. I can understand Slovak, but not any other Slavic language. Not even russian - and I have been learning it for 3 years in school as a child. I already forgot it (and was never able to really communicate in russian). However, I can read Slovio without any problems. --Kyknos 23:27, 20 August 2005 (UTC)
        • Hm... I do understand Czech articles when I read them slowly. Allright, it may be just me. But what you need to consider also is how many people will be contributing to a Wikipedia in Slovio. Very few, I reckon. Ramir 09:59, 23 August 2005 (UTC)
          • Good point. I do like the idea of Slovio, it's an interesting project. But I guess practically all speakers of Slavic languages would prefer to both read and write encyclopedia articles in their native languages. Especially since we already have Wikipedias for almost every Slavic language, what would be the actual benefit of a Slovio one? <Arbeo> 14:03, 23 August 2005 (UTC)
        • Slavopedia should be given some chance to grow and to prove solid base of contributors. For me (a Czech) Slovio is only bit more readable than other Slavic languages. I suspect that people able and willing to write in in Slovio are in great shortage. Pavel Vozenilek 05:56, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
        • "Support". That's true that Slavic people can't understand each others. Everything sounds similar, but we don't know what that is really meaning. I'm polish native speaker and I can full understand only people from Slovakia and some part of Czech (Silesia). When I have learned Slovio, I have started to understand some other slavic languages. So, thats the best way to better communications between slavic speakers. And don't forget that we have 18 slavic languages. We need one which is easy to understand for everybody.

Bartosx 22:46, 23 August 2005

        • Oppose--Buzkid 00:04, 16 November 2005 (UTC) Yes, because it is a project better for Wikicities and not for Wikipedia because it is not established as a language with own ISO code of which other non-natural and artifitial language already have these code. But encourage use of it if it is useful for people who want to learn and write it, only in Wikicities community better.

There are various Slovio sites: the official Slovio.com, the Slavopedia discussion forum, the Slovio wikibook. On the official site there aren't any substantial Slovio texts. On the discussion forum there is hardly any activity: not one new message in past four weeks. And the development of the Slovio wikibooks has come to a halt. This way, having a Slovio Wikipedia is just another gimmick and not a serious attempt to create a Slovio wikipedia.

If there are Esperanto, Ido and other versions of Wikipedia in international artifictial languages, I think there should be a place for Wikipedia in Slovio.

    • Oppose -- There is a known difference between a linguoproject and a planned language. Esperanto (most of others), Ido, Interlingua IALA and few others are languages, used in real communication for several years or decades. In contrast, Slovio is relatively young, not so widely used, unstable language with not much literature in it. The best way for constructing a wiki in Slovio -- is following the steps of the Siberian language at http://www.wikicities.com/wiki/Wikicities or at your own site. - Slavik IVANOV 03:09, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Support -- Alexander Gerashchenko 08:35, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
  • support - Michał (en, pl, fr) 13:27, 26 February 2006 (CET)
  • Oppose Is not a well defined language, it will become a wiki where anyone will write in his own slovio The Doc 12:32, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Agari 16:11, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Not defined about this language --Taichi - (あ!) 07:25, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Weak support. Slavonic languages are more similar than German dialects. However, I do not imagine a Slovio Wikipedia read by the Slavs - since the\ already have their Wikipedias - but by non-Slavs who are willing to read and learn in a Slavonic language. For somebody who is not a Slav learning, understanding and using Slovio is much, much easier than learning Serbian, Russian, Czech or any other Slavonic language. --Ђорђе Д. Божовић 10:33, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose; I would need to see a thriving test-wiki first. The Jade Knight 21:31, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose Keeno 14:06, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Weak support. --IJzeren Jan 14:13, 27 April 2006 (UTC)


  • Support -- Ivan Kalatukhin -- http://vanyok_kangaroo.livejournal.com/
  • Oppose -- Very many russian words, better to write in real moscovite language, than in that kind of soorchik, maybe developed for pormoting the russian language. --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 13:52, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Support --Dmitry Nikitin 13:56, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong support - as the founder of the Esperanto Wikipedia, I think Slovio is one of the most important conlangs and must have its own Wikipedia. --Chuck SMITH 08:21, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Support--Albedo 15:09, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
  • very strong support Cameron Nedland 00:14, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support good idea --Morpheios Melas 09:40, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support, why it wasn't created yet? --AndyVolykhov 21:29, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Support nl:Gebruiker:Boudewijn Idema 16:10 , 2 september 2006
  • Support Kneiphof 20:25, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong support - international Slavic language... Antares 18:48, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Would this use the Latin or Cyrillic alphabet? Or would it use both like the Ladino Wikipedia uses both Latin and Hebrew?Cameron Nedland 03:37, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

  • I think it should be Latin for better international understanding Ilya3L 07:14, 12 September 2011 (UTC)