Alemanic & Swiss German
dewell at adelphia.net
Thu Dec 7 08:08:37 CET 2006
Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:
> I believe Mark was misled by the fact that one of the machine-readable
> (draft) code tables for ISO 639-3 (the file for the code set) had
> "Alemanic" as the reference name for "gsw", which to Mark suggested
> the collection (Alemannic in the broader scope) rather than the
> (posited) individual language (Alemannic in the narrow scope).
It wasn't that long ago that the format of the code-set file was changed
from listing all of the names to listing only the reference name.
> Probably the best solution -- and I think Mark indicated he was OK
> with this -- would be to change the reference name in ISO 639-3 to
> "Swiss German", list "Alemannic" as another name, and include a note
> (in the entry in the LST registry) clarifying that "Alemannic" here is
> meant in the narrow sense.
Can this be done, putting this whole, seemingly overblown crisis to an
Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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