A Quick Note of Apology.

Yesterday Songdog updated LH to WordPress 5 and migrated it to a new host (see this thread); the migration itself didn’t take long, but it took a while for everyone’s computers and phones to get pointed to the new site, and in the meantime a lot of people saw only an “Under maintenance” page (I had to wait overnight, which was frustrating). Sorry about that, and hopefully it will be a long time before poor LH has to pack everything up and move again!


  1. Und SONGDOG wird abwischen alle Tränen von ihren Augen, und der Tod wird nicht mehr sein, noch Leid noch Geschrei noch Schmerz wird mehr sein; denn das Erste ist vergangen. [Migration 21:4]

  2. Athel Cornish-Bowden says

    Und SONGDOG wird abwischen …

    That may be a bit optimistic, but anyway, I had the message yesterday but everything appears to be fine today.

  3. Don’t be ridiculous. We are ever so greatful for making this site and this coomunity going. And whatever Stu said in some old dead language, currently used for religious purposes only.

  4. Thanks for the update! I am not sure whether you noticed but the RSS-feed shows a post from yesterday that is not visible on the website (“Tendryakov’s Alternate History”).

  5. Heh. I tried to post it yesterday but it was only visible on the old hosting (as Songdog had warned me, but I am a moron). I’ll post it now.

  6. David Marjanović says

    some old dead language

    The syntax is in fact mostly Latin ^_^

  7. David Eddyshaw says

    some old dead language

    The future belongs to Kusaal. No language is more modern!
    Learn it now, and beat the rush.

  8. Jen in Edinburgh says

    Can you have a young dead language?

  9. David Eddyshaw says


  10. David Eddyshaw says

    I have to admit that the name Vükiped is inspired …

    (I bet there are a lot more WP pages in Latin than in Volapük, though.)

  11. January First-of-May says

    I bet there are a lot more WP pages in Latin than in Volapük, though.

    Turns out there are (as I write this) 8,911 more articles in the Latin Wikipedia than in the Volapük Wikipedia, which I suppose technically qualifies as “a lot”, though it’s only about 7%.

    (The Volapük Wikipedia was a target of several large influxes of bot-written articles, on account of it being comparatively easy to make a bot that writes articles in grammatically correct Volapük. I actually thought that it would make it larger than the Latin Wikipedia, but I underestimated the latter.)

  12. See the discussion at Volapük Wikipedia.

  13. What D.O. said. (Although if there’s some subtlety in what look like typos to the uninitiated, that’s gone over my head as usual.)

  14. David Marjanović says

    “The resulting Vükiped is composed of morphemes vü- (“inter-“, “among”) and kiped (“to keep”, “to preserve”, “to maintain”), and has an implied meaning that roughly translates as: “the effort to maintain this Wikipedia is shared among a group of folks”.[39][40]”

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