Re: How to represent Dgèrnésiais and Jèrriais

Doug Ewell dewell at
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.

Doug Ewell
Fullerton, California, USA

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