Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at
Wed Aug 27 14:38:22 CEST 2008

John Cowan wrote:
> Yury Tarasievich scripsit:
>> What's the problem with comparatively more stable "-academy"?
> The problem is that there are other language academies for other
> languages, and we want a subtag specifically for the orthography
> prescribed by the Belarusian Academy, not any other academy.  We do
> not register "generic" subtags that mean different things for different
> languages; for example, many languages have a Northern dialect, but we
> would register separate subtags for each, not a generic subtag "northern".
I wonder. First, umbrella "-tarask" is approved. Now the clear enough 
situation is nitpicked. Is registry there to foresee all possible 
occurences, or it's there to approve a descriptive subtag?

And we aren't talking about some obscure dialect here, we are discussing 
the only literary recognized norm of the state language (laws, school, 
documents, blah blah). Did it occur to anyone that in the majority of 
the Belarusian  language practice there's just no true need for such 

Well, make it "1959acad" (that's cliche' enough to be readily 
recognized), and let's be done with it.

Or possibly it's the request itself that's bogus and unrealistic.


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