Re: How to represent Dgèrnésiais and Jèrriais
dewell at adelphia.net
Sat Apr 22 19:04:30 CEST 2006
John Cowan <cowan at ccil dot org> wrote:
> Even then, I would try very hard to persuade a Real User to go for
> fr-normand-jerriais and fr-normand-dgernesi (or some such, I'm no
> expert on "natural" French abbreviations). Wikipedia says, and I have
> no reason to disbelieve it, that mutual intelligibility exists between
> both dialects and mainland Norman French, so they clearly don't meet
> the normal criterion for being separate languages.
> Whether Norman French as a whole meets that criterion is something
> that the Ethnologue, as registration authority for 639-3, should
> probably consider.
Agreed. Matter dropped.
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