Wikipedia in Nahuatl

John F. Schwaller schwallr at
Tue Mar 23 14:31:52 UTC 2004

At 11:40 PM 3/22/2004, you wrote:
>There's an article that is trying to create neologisms in order to give the
>nahuatl a scientific and artistic terminology, but it doesn't have any
>success at all:
>the nice thing about Wikipedia is that anyone can help and edit the
>contents. I'm sure some of the members of this list can help it a lot.

As Joe pointed out, this type of collaborative effort can be
wonderful.  The one major drawback to which he alluded is that without an
editor it is difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.  I have seen
wikipedia where many people with a little knowledge on a subject share all
of the errors that they mutually believe.  That kind of precess is not, in
my opinion, a contribution to knowledge.

Best of luck in this endeavor.  I hope that everyone takes it seriously.

J. F. Schwaller

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