3066ter (Re: Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes)

Harald Alvestrand harald at alvestrand.no
Mon Apr 10 18:14:49 CEST 2006

John Cowan wrote:
> 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.
the reason I said 639-3 was because you said your example (Gagauz) was 
already in 639-3, so that hurdle is already passed.
>> 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*.
what's the current 3066bis registerable moral equivalent of "i-gagauz"? 
That's what I was thinking of.


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