Language Identifier List Comments, updated

John Cowan jcowan at
Tue Dec 28 00:19:17 CET 2004

Peter Constable scripsit:

> No. I was simply suggesting what I think makes best sense for tagging
> content in Standard Arabic, which is to tag it the way it has been
> getting tagged for the past decade: "ar".

Agreed.  However, ar is also usable, on 639-3-draft principles, for the
Arabic colloquials, as I said.

John Cowan  jcowan at
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under the common law in the American colonies; so it was through more than
two centuries of jurisprudence in this country; and so it is today. 
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