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The Scots Wikipaedia is the Scots leid version o Wikipaedia, an is run bi the Wikimedie Foondation. It wis established on 23 Juin 2005, an first reached 1,000 airticles in Februar 2006, an 5,000 airticles in November 2010. As o August 2020, it haes aboot 57,746 airticles.[1] The Scots Wikipedie is ane o five Wikipaedias written in an Anglic leid, the ithers bein the Inglis Wikipaedia, the Simple Inglis Wikipedie, the Pitkern-Norfuk Wikipaedia an the Auld Inglis Wikipaedia, altho the last is lairgely unintelligible tae native Inglis or Scots speakers.

Reception[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o Februar 2008, the steid haed 2,200 airticles,[2] an haed already ootpaced ither Wikipaedias, lik the Maori Wikipaedia an Kashmiri Wikipaedia. Reportit reception, houiver, wis mixed, wi Scotland on Sunday's leeterar editor describin it as "convoluted at best, and an absolute parody at worst,"[3] while Ted Brocklebank, cultur spokesman for the Scottish Tories, describit it as a "cheap attempt at creating a language."[3] However, Dr Chris Robinson, director o the Dictionary of the Scots Language, spak mair positively o the steid, notin "The fact it is doing well gives a lie to all those people who decry Scots and try to do it down."[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  2. "Learnin's jist a wee click awa". Daily Mirror. 25 February 2008. Retrieved 2012-07-31.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Horne, Marc (24 February 2008). "Scots finds home on gey muckle website". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 2011-04-24.