[Ltru] Re: Finishing off #1026 (Was: Re: status? last call?)

Doug Ewell dewell at adelphia.net
Sun Jul 10 07:31:25 CEST 2005

John dot Cowan <jcowan at reutershealth dot com> wrote:

> Quite right.  In fact, 'xno' is apparently meant for the now extinct
> Norman French once spoken in England, and does not cover Dgèrnésiais
> and Jèrriais at all.  Rather, the Ethnologue (and *a fortiori* ISO
> 639-3) considers them varieties of "fr", like all the *langues d'oïl*
> except Walloon and Picard (probably because those two have some
> official status in Belgium).

According to Wikipedia, "Dgèrnésiais is recognised (along with Jèrriais,
Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Manx and Scots (in Scotland and Northern
Ireland)) as a regional language by the British and Irish governments
within the framework of the British-Irish Council."

So if it is true that Walloon and Picard are encoded separately because
of their status in Belgium, BSI might consider that Dgèrnésiais and
Jèrriais should benefit in a similar way.

Doug Ewell
Fullerton, California

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