IANA registration issues not covered by the "RFC 3066bis" draft

John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
Sat Jan 29 04:21:57 CET 2005

JFC (Jefsey) Morfin scripsit:

> Just something: languages belong to 6.2 billions people what averages to 
> a minimum of 62.000 languages as people tend to diversify and one 
> commonly accepts that a language cannot survive with less than 100.000 
> speakers (but that figure may drastically be reduced with computer 
> assistance and in special cases). Also a same person can speak several 
> languages. So I would think the real need is for a flexible (intuitive, 
> i.e. no reviewer) tagging of a minimum around 150.000 languages, some of 
> them with different scripts.

Ah, Jefsey, you missed your calling; you should have been a writer of
comedies.  Such a wholesale return of fantasy on such a small investment
of fact!  I tell you what; we'll register the 6000-7000 actual languages,
you register the 143,000 imaginary ones.

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