ISO 639 JAC decision re mo/mol
cowan at ccil.org
Mon Nov 3 16:30:27 CET 2008
Lang Gérard scripsit:
> How is it possible that this language name, that passed all criteria to
> be recognized inside ISO 639[-1] and ISO 639-2 during 20 or 10 years,
> has now to be deprecated ?
In a word, because political realities have finally caught up to
linguistic ones: the constitution may say "Moldovan language", but the
Moldovan language academy recognizes the facts on the ground, which are
that Moldovan is Romanian.
But that, he realized, was a foolish John Cowan
thought; as no one knew better than he cowan at ccil.org
that the Wall had no other side. http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
--Arthur C. Clarke, "The Wall of Darkness"
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