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Tue Nov 18 23:43:20 CET 2008

identification purposes and SHOULD NOT be taken to represent the actual 
native name of the language or variation or to be in any particular 
language.  Most descriptions are taken directly from source standards 
such as ISO 639 or ISO 3166."

By "rejection," do you imply that users of language tags (most of whom 
will not even see the actual subtag) will invent their own subtag in 
violation of BCP 47?

> Another main reason to request the tag is law. Valencian is recogniced 
> as the language spoken in the Valencian region at its own law, at the 
> Spanish national law and of course, at the European law which all 
> consider it to be a language by itself.

The laws you cited use the name "Valencian" to refer to this language. 
That isn't the same as declaring Valencian to be a separate language 
from Catalan.  To make this claim about law, you should be able to cite 
a specific passage that states that Valencian and Catalan are two 
separate languages which are NOT mutually intelligible.

Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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