Request for variant subtag: western

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Aug 30 01:10:25 CEST 2006

At 16:00 -0700 2006-08-29, Peter Constable wrote:

>As for whether *something* should be registered in response to 
>Mark's request, I don't see any basis for rejecting unless one can 
>demonstrate that the "Western" distinction really isn't appropriate 
>for Armenian varieties.

Eastern refers to Armenian as spoken in Armenia. Western means 
Armenian in diaspora. So Eastern and Western is not the only way of 
describing the varieties, and Eastern means "Armenian in Armenia" and 
Western mostly means "Armenian in France and California".

Generic terms like these are a bad idea.
Michael Everson *

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