Request for variant subtag: western

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Aug 30 01:20:03 CEST 2006

At 16:00 -0700 2006-08-29, Peter Constable wrote:
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>I understand Michael's concern about generic subtags: there's a long 
>list of possibilities, we might be able to combine those with any 
>number of languages, and it could be somewhat confusing. (Would we 
>want a tag for the western variant of Eastern Frisian?) But one 
>thing Michael might be missing is that Mark's request specifies "hy" 
>as a specific prefix for use with this subtag: the generic tags 
>would have limitations on how it should be used.

I think a great many entities identified in 639-3 are identified by 
Eastern/Western/Northern/Southern. What happens to them if Mark's 
proposal is accepted?

Are both Armenians "hye" to SIL?
Michael Everson *

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