> I was not trying to say that everybody > should learn English. The point I was > trying to make there is that knowing > English is a privilege and that it is easy > to not notice it.
I agree with that, too. How is teaching language different relative to the Foundation Mission than teaching subjects of encyclopedia articles? On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 1:11 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: > 2018-02-27 21:23 GMT+02:00 James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com>: > >> Languages are taught by authoritative dictionaries (after people, and >> ahead of almost all other similar reference books.) >> > > ... Yeah, and building an authoritative dictionary is considerably harder > than building a (de facto) authoritative encyclopedia. Despite, I have > enormous respect for Wiktionary, and great (great!) hopes about Lexical > Wikidata. > > >> Wiktionary has multiple teaching functions whether we want it to or >> not: https://curve.coventry.ac.uk/open/items/efe362e1-fe80-4c90- >> bc1e-4ab2d9bbae20/1/ >> > > Why not :) > > >> Amir, you know it would not be losing focus because of what you said >> in your talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_xJaqQV71s >> > > Um... thanks for the publicity :) > > But no, that's not what I said. I was not trying to say that everybody > should learn English. The point I was trying to make there is that knowing > English is a privilege and that it is easy to not notice it. Of course, if > that point didn't come through, it's my fault. > > -- > Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי > http://aharoni.wordpress.com > “We're living in pieces, > I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>