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Seelterfräiske Wikipedia (Seeltersk, Saterfriesisch, Saterfrisian, Saterlandic)[edit]



  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
Three to five --Pyt 09:16, 14 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
No, most of them have learned seeltersk as a second or third language --Pyt 09:16, 14 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
In Germany and Holland --Pyt 09:16, 14 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
There have been a few bilateral meetings --Pyt 09:16, 14 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with other Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
We try to write original articles, especially in items regarding Seelterlound itself, but also from fields which are of our personal interest. A selection of original material is given here. Otherwise material is used from other Wikipedias, where we try to keep articles short and clear. --Pyt 14:15, 14 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?

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?
Saterfrisian is subject of the universities of Oldenburg, of Groningen, of Kiel, and of the Fryske Akademy. There is contact occasionally. --Pyt 14:40, 14 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Who (else) supports you?
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, training etc.?
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language? :No others. --Pyt 14:40, 14 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]


  • Does your edition concentrate on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
History and language of the region are important items in addition to general knowledge. --Pyt 14:40, 14 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
Now generally the spelling proposed by prof. Fort is used. --Pyt 14:40, 14 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
There is some tolerance with spelling variations. --Pyt 14:40, 14 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

See also[edit]