American Indian/Alaska Native languages
Fri, 10 May 2002 19:12:23 +0100
At 10:25 -0600 2002-05-08, Pavla &OR Francis Frazier wrote:
>Michael, if I remember correctly, you are the "gatekeeper" for the
I'm the language-tag reviewer.
>I just want to submit these in a way that will most
>likely result in their inclusion. So, when you say you are
>uncomfortable about this- are you referring to the idea of a mass
>registration or re: my use of references? As far as my doing the
>individual forms, I'm happy to do so. Regrding the references, they
>are primarily from the Ehtnologue and the Smithsonian Handbook of
>North American Indians, language volume.
I'm not happy with those particular references. There are many books
in the world which list languages by name or family or whatnot. I
have a lot of them myself.
For IETF I interpret the rule to mean that books in a language,
especially (but not limited to) grammars or dictionaries, identifies
the entity being registered. That's how we've operated for other
languages. I don't think it would be right to submit 159 languages
all with the "survey" sources you mention above.
Michael Everson *** Everson Typography *** http://www.evertype.com