mark.davis at jtcsv.com
Tue Apr 12 01:17:19 CEST 2005
Here is the information from Vladimir Weinstein on the use of Serbian:
If more material is required, I'd be more than happy to get some Serbian
publications in both scripts as I'll be spending some time there in April.
As for the region differences - Serbian is also spoken in Bosnia -
especially in the 'Republika Srpska' part. I will ask around for the exact
diffrences, but off the top of my head the most consistent and obvious
difference is the writing of the old letter Yat - in Serbia, an 'e' is
written instead of yat, so you would write 'predsednik' (president). In
Serbian in Bosnia, you would write 'predsjednik'. Sometimes it gets even
more pronounced - 'Svet' (world) vs. 'Svijet'.
Display names for days of the week would differ like below:
en: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
sr_Latn_CS: Ponedeljak Utorak Sreda Cetvrtak Petak Subota Nedelja
sr_Latn_BA: Ponedjeljak Utorak Srijeda Cetvrtak Petak Subota Nedjelja
There are some vocabulary differences although much less than between
Serbian and Croatian, for example: week sr_CS - nedelja sr_BA - sedmica.
Serbian in Bosnia also takes some words from Croatian and Bosnian, for
example: chamber of external trade sr_CS - spoljnotrgovinska komora sr_BA -
All the examples above are from the web site of "Nezavisne Novine", a daily
newspaper published in Banja Luka (http://www.nezavisne.com/).
Colloquialisms are obviously very different, but they differ from city to
city, so they should not be considered.
Please let me know if this is enough.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis at jtcsv.com>
To: "John Cowan" <jcowan at reutershealth.com>; "Peter Constable"
<petercon at microsoft.com>
Cc: <ietf-languages at alvestrand.no>
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 16:13
Subject: Re: recently-approved tags
> We do see the need for Serbian tags: I'll file the forms for that, since
> had missed them earlier. And I would not be so sure about Bosnian or
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Cowan" <jcowan at reutershealth.com>
> To: "Peter Constable" <petercon at microsoft.com>
> Cc: <ietf-languages at alvestrand.no>
> Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 16:04
> Subject: Re: recently-approved tags
> > Peter Constable scripsit:
> > > That leaves the following, which I'm still wondering about:
> > >
> > > bs-Cyrl-BA
> > > bs-Latn-BA
> > I believe that Bosnian is in the same situation as Inuktitut: spoken
> > entirely in Bosnia, making these tags unnecessary.
> > > tg-Arab-TJ
> > > tg-Cyrl-TJ
> > Ethnologue 15 (which is up and running now) says Tajiki is "also spoken
> Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia (Asia), Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
> > Presumably it has, or has had, both Cyrillic and Arabic orthography in
> most or
> > all of these countries. Since Tajiki is rather invariant (again
> > to Ethnologue), I don't see evidence that lang-script-country tags are
> > > mn-Cyrl-MN
> > > mn-Mong-CN
> > What happened to mn-Mong-MN, which is pretty important these days?
> > --
> > All Norstrilians knew what laughter was: John Cowan
> > it was "pleasurable corrigible malfunction".
> > --Cordwainer Smith, Norstrilia jcowan at reutershealth.com
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