Language X within scope of language Y
JFC (Jefsey) Morfin
jefsey at jefsey.com
Thu Feb 3 17:17:07 CET 2005
At 13:58 03/02/2005, John Cowan wrote:
> > > ISO 3166-3 is not relevant to RFC 3066 or RFC 3066bis.
> > Your answer, I guess, depends on your definition of relevant. And,
> > perhaps, whether you want to refer to ISO standards for dealing with
> > Yugoslavia. I'd have thought these could be used in combination with
> > the singletons of 3066bis. Perhaps not?
>ISO 3166-3 doesn't code for geographical areas. It codes
>for changes in the names/codes of countries. In what way could a
>change in the name/code of a country be relevant to its language?
>Countries don't change their languages when they change their names.
>The burden of persuasion is on you.
Very often countries change names because they change territories. There
are languages spoken in the new/former territory. Croatian in YU may differ
from Croatian in CS.
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