Addition request: alsatian
bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Tue Jan 8 09:58:53 CET 2008
On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 06:05:02AM +0100,
Frank Ellermann <nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de> wrote
a message of 43 lines which said:
> An old de-FR
I've seen de-FR in the wild, used by people who do not know about
"gsw" or who disagree with the whole idea of the alemannic
language. These people consider alsatian to be a dialect of german,
not of alemannic and they tag it as de-FR, which is fun if you
remember the history of Alsace in the 19th and 20th century :-)
(ISO 639 differs in that respect.)
> In fact I was surprised that "gsw" in the sense "Schwyzerdütsch" is
> supposed to encompass "Alsatian".
The whole alemannic language is quite debatable. It is in ISO 639 so
we use it, but many people disagree, they said a collection of
dialects is not a language.
IMHO, the description in the LSR is incomplete. It says:
Description: Swiss German
Why is only "swiss german" (itself a group of dialects) mentioned and
not alsatian or other dialects of alemannic? I do not know.
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