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Glossed historical/folkloric texts?Edit

I've been thinking of glossing some historical/folkloric texts in rare languages morpheme by morpheme at some point - partly as an exercise for myself, but I imagine that it could be of some help to other people trying to learn about these languages. Do you think that such a project would be appropriate on Wikibooks? I saw that the current policy allows annotated texts in principle, but I'm asking this to be a little more certain that I won't be investing effort into something only to see it deleted.-- (discuss) 03:58, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

As long as you follow policy, it is unlikely to be deleted. Typically works that are deleted don't follow policy, or are fairly obviously problematic in other ways. Note that if a good-faithed work was deleted that was broadly in line with Wikibooks' purpose, I mostly likely would be open to restoring it to user-space for it to be worked on and represented to the community, if requested. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 14:00, 5 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! What I wanted to check was precisely whether the idea would seem 'fairly obviously problematic' (or perhaps would violate some policy that I hadn't noticed).-- (discuss) 21:23, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
On the contrary, if this results in a handy template for interlinear glossing, I'd happily use it over at the Láadan project. Arlo Barnes (discusscontribs) 08:21, 13 December 2021 (UTC)

Editing restrictions on a bookEdit

I recently noticed that the wikibook Baroque Macedonia and the Macedonian Revolts has editing restrictions appended to it, which seem quite strange to me.

Sutton Publishing authorise this work not to be copy-written or deleted in anyway.

From Baroque Macedonia and the Macedonian Revolts/Author

Perhaps the author would find their work better suited for a website which allows works under a CC-BY-ND licence, or was unaware that Wikibooks are typically editable by anyone?

I'm unsure what should be done, if anything, so I'm posting about it here. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 06:12, 24 October 2021 (UTC)

Wikibooks:Ownership answers this, never mind. Sorry for my confusion. Is it OK to remove or amend the notice on the book? --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 01:56, 26 October 2021 (UTC)
It looks to me like a violation of the terms of use. The notice can be removed because when they hit save they agreed to the site license. I will warn the editor that they cannot apply editing restrictions. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 11:39, 26 October 2021 (UTC)

Phonetics and PhonologyEdit

I'm no professional linguist, but these books seem to cover nearly the same scope (seems like the latter is a little wider) and both seem to have been abandoned at an early stage. The only difference I can distinguish is intended audience, with 'Phonetics' describing itself as an introduction, and 'Phonology' describing itself as being for [post/under]grads -- so maybe 'Beginning Phonetics and Phonology' and 'Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology' might be more apt names?

I don't know if merging books is ever done at ENWB; if so, I'd be glad to contribute what little I know about the topic, or corral some resources. But it's hard to choose between the two right now and I'd rather not have to. Arlo Barnes (discusscontribs) 08:32, 13 December 2021 (UTC)