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linguoboy wrote:What were your criteria for deciding which languages (and branches) to include and which not to include?
luca_j2511 wrote:For spoken languages, I used language population.
luca_j2511 wrote:For ones that are not spoken anymore I based it on how much history the language has.
linguoboy wrote:luca_j2511 wrote:For spoken languages, I used language population.
What was your cutoff? That is, what was the minimum population of speakers a language needed to have to be included, and how did you determine that number?
linguoboy wrote:luca_j2511 wrote:For ones that are not spoken anymore I based it on how much history the language has.
How do you measure such a thing?
luca_j2511 wrote:How I measure it is, generally, if I have heard of the language (unless I heard of them specifically because it is a very unknown language, which it is not the point to put them in the tree) I think that it's history is known enough to put it there and have people know what it is, if that makes any sense. But actually, there are not many unspoken languages on the tree (other than language branches of course).
luca_j2511 wrote:linguoboy wrote:You've never heard of Gothic?
I haven't heard of the language, but about the Goth people. Sorry for my ignorance. I appreciate your help for my project. I will make sure to add it.
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