countries & orthographies (RE: ISO 639 name change: Songhai
cowan at ccil.org
Sun Feb 11 07:47:11 CET 2007
Don Osborn scripsit:
> Othographies (as in alphabets and the rules for using them) in Africa are
> generally set on a country level. If the language variations within a
> country are covered by that single orthography, then for some uses it seems
> like macrolanguage-country is an operant level of identification.
And fortunately we can code that: zh-CN, for example, is Chinese (that is,
some Sinitic language) in China.
> So, Pulaar in western Mali uses the Malian orthography for
> Fulfulde/Pulaar along with other varieties of the language, while Pulaar in
> Senegal (several dialects) use the Senegalese orthography.
And so we code them ff-ML and ff-fuc-SN respectively.
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