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The Scots Wikipaedia is the Scots leid version o Wikipaedia, an is run bi the Wikimedie Foondation. It wis furthsett on 23 Juin 2005, an first raxed 1,000 airticles in Februar 2006, an 5,000 airticles in November 2010. Syne September 2021, it haes aboot 40,451 airticles.[1] The Scots Wikipedie is ane o aicht Wikipaedias wryt in an Anglic leid, the ithers bein the Inglis Wikipaedia, the Simple Inglis Wikipedie, the Auld Inglis Wikipaedia, the Pitkern-Norfuk Wikipaedia, the Tok Pisin Wikipedia, the Jamaican Patois Wikipedia, an the Sranan Tongo Wikipedia.

Reception[eedit | eedit soorce]

Syne Februar 2008, the steid haed 2,200 airticles,[2] an haed bi thontim ootratit ither siclyke Wikipaedias, sic as the Maori Wikipaedia an Kashmiri Wikipaedia. The affcome wis nou an sae, wi Scotland on Sunday's leeterar editor descrievin it as "ill-contrivit at maist, an a hale geck at warst,"[3] while Ted Brocklebank, cultur spokesman fur the Scottish Tories, descrievit it as a "peistan ettle at makkin a leid."[3] Housomiver, Dr Chris Robinson, director o the Dictionary of the Scots Language, ruised the steid, remairkin "frae that it is daein weel, it underminds aw thon fowk wha ca doum Scots and sey tae ding it doon."[3]

In 2020, the steid wis come kenspeckle efter a Reddit post ledged an unco heich nummer o airticles haed been screived in gye shan Scots bi ane uiser. Least 20,000 articles wis wrocht on bi an American hauflang wi a puir kennage o the Scots leid, aften owersettin articles athoot uisin suith Scots wirds or grammar.[4][5] Professor Robert McColl Millar, the chair in linguistics an Scots leids at the Varsity o Aiberdeen, said that the wrangous airticles kythed "a gye scant ken o baith Modren Scots and the air kynes an aa".[5] Dr Michael Dempster, director o the Centre for the Scots Leid, raxed oot tae the Wikimedia Foondation ower an inlat o biggin upan the Scots Wikipedia's present infrasctructur, descrievin incomers leukin nearhaun the ootspeckle as giein the steid "the kyl tae be a muckle online upstay" fur the Scots leid.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "List of Wikipedias - Meta". meta.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  2. "Learnin's jist a wee click awa". Daily Mirror. 25 Februar 2008. Archived frae the original on 11 Juin 2014. Retrieved 31 Julie 2012. – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  3. a b c Horne, Marc (24 Februar 2008). "Scots finds home on gey muckle website". Scotland on Sunday. Archived frae the original on 29 Februar 2008. Retrieved 24 Apryle 2011.
  4. a b "Shock an aw: US teenager wrote huge slice of Scots Wikipedia". The Guardian. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  5. a b "Scots Wikipedia flooded with thousands of 'odd' articles by US teen who doesn't speak language". inews.co.uk. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2020.