3066ter (Re: Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes)
cowan at ccil.org
Mon Apr 10 18:10:54 CEST 2006
Harald Alvestrand scripsit:
> in one of my more crotchety moods, I'm inclined to claim that if
> someone's unwilling to type or tape 50 samples of a language and send
> these off to five different institutions, that person shouldn't waste
> the time of the rest of the world in pushing for his language to have a
> tag this week rather than a year or two from now......... ie I'd say
> that if a real need exists, and the proposer has already managed to pass
> through whatever minefield guards the access to 639-3 registration,
> he'll find a way.....
I tend to agree (reading "639-2" for "639-3"), but we'll have to await events.
> For the tags that have failed to meet whatever criteria 639-3 sets for
> language tags, but are still seen as valuable (if such a beast can
> exist) variant registration seems like a reasonable course to recommend.
Here I can't agree. A language isn't a variant just because it hasn't
gone through the 639-2 process, and Gagauz in particular isn't a variant
of any other language, though it does belong to the Turkic language *family*.
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