[Fwd]: Response to Mark's message]

Peter_Constable at sil.org Peter_Constable at sil.org
Thu Apr 10 09:37:51 CEST 2003

John Cowan wrote on 04/09/2003 08:27:16 PM:

> Are there in fact any unwritten languages in ISO 639?

If not, only because nobody has requested one and provided evidence of 50
or more (non-written) documents. (E.g. audio or video recordings. I'm not
sure if 50 or more knotted ropes would count -- or whether or not you'd
count that as writing :-).

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
Tel: +1 972 708 7485

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