Tell us about Lower Sorbian Wikipedia

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Lower Sorbian Wikipedia[edit]

en:Lower Sorbian language - dsb



  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
    • I would say 3 contributors who are regularly contributing. But there are some others who don't contribute often. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
    • No. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
    • It's different, but mainly in Germany and Poland. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
    • I personally met one user from the Lower Sorbian Wikipedia until now. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
    • Because I'm a German I translate from German wp but also from Czech and Esperanto Wikipedias. I've already translated form Polish Wikipedia. Otherwise I contribute to the sister Wikipedia of the Lower Sorbian Wikipedia, the Upper Sorbian Wikipedia. But I translated often into German for German Wikipedia. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
    • There is Wikimedia Deutschland in Germany but they are mainly interested in German Wikipedia. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?
    • AFAIK none for Lower Sorbian wp but I'm sure for German Wikipedia. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Your Wikipedia and the linguistic community[edit]

  • Is there a language institution for your language, like an Academy, or a club of people interested in your language? Do you have contact with them?
    • Yes, there is. There is the Sorbian Institute in Cottbus and the Institute for Sorabistics at the Leipzig University. I don't have constant contact but I know some people in person. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Who (else) supports you?
    • Nobody. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
    • I don't know. It's possible that Lower Sorbian wp is used on schools and at studying at the Leipzig University. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
    • Not often. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
    • AFAIK none. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)


  • Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
    • Difficult to say but I personally write about my region (Saxony and the adjacent Czech region) and computer topics. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
    • No, it didn't. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
    • Yes, of course. Lower Sorbian is an University subject and is teached in basic schools as well. There are dictionaries, textbooks (for children and adults), grammars and so on. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
    • The written standard language is generally accepted. There wasn't need of an special agreement about this yet. --Michawiki 09:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)