Request for variant subtag: western

Mark Davis mark.davis at
Thu Aug 31 22:28:58 CEST 2006

Each language may have a huge number of variant dialects, with various
degrees of precision. Western Armenian and Eastern Armenian are the
ones we actually need, and therefore in accordance with the procedures
have proposed the first and will propose the second.

As I said before, simply because there are other possible variant tags
is not grounds for refusal to register according to the procedures.

That is the normal name for these dialects, as seen in many instances,
including the Ethnologue, which you yourself pointed to. Again, simply
because it is the normal -- and understandable -- name does not
disqualify it from registration -- one does not always have to strive
for obscurity. As has been explained to you, since it has a prefix,
what is the effectively be registered is "hy-western", which is clear.


On 8/31/06, Michael Everson <everson at> wrote:
> hy-arevemda could be used for Western Armenian
> hy-arevela could be used for Eastern Armenian
> These tags are more like Scouse and Boont.
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