LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM: Eastern Armenian
dzo at bisharat.net
Thu Aug 31 23:01:44 CEST 2006
Greetings all, I don't want to get into this debate (especially as I'm learning as I go here), but watching from afar have 2 questions:
1) If the subtags are specific to the Armenian language, why are they in English?
2) If the subtags are intended to be used across diverse languages where needed (and English is chosen as it is the closest we have now to an international auxiliary language), is the intent something analogous to "dynamic composition"?
From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Mark Davis
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Subject: LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM: Eastern Armenian
LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM
1. Name of requester: Mark Davis
2. E-mail address of requester: mark.davis at macchiato.com 3. Record Requested:
Comments: Prefix 'hy': Eastern Armenian (as distinct from Western Armenian).
4. Intended meaning of the subtag:
This variant subtag can be used to distinguish dialects, or a group of related dialects, in cases where those dialects are commonly referred to as a "Western" form. For example, Armenian has dialects commonly referred to as Eastern and Western. Additional prefixes can be added in the future where the term "Western" can also be meaningfully used to distinguish among dialects of those prefixes.
(According to the specification, this variant can only be used with the listed prefixes, although additional prefixes can be added later where variants of other languages are most commonly known by this
5. Reference to published description
of the language (book or article):
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