Addition request: alsatian

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Jan 8 12:57:28 CET 2008

Stephane Bortzmeyer scripsit:

> IMHO, the description in the LSR is incomplete. It says:
> Type: language
> Subtag: gsw
> Description: Swiss German
> Description: Alemannic

All descriptions are incomplete.  The next level of description can be
found at , because
the gsw code is in ISO 639-3, and the encyclopedic resource for 639-3
is the Ethnologue.

> Why is only "swiss german" (itself a group of dialects) mentioned and
> not alsatian or other dialects of alemannic? I do not know.

The choice of the 639-2 and 639-3 Registration Authorities.

John Cowan  cowan at
Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos          --Lithuanian proverb
Deus dedit dentes; deus dabit panem             --Latin version thereof
Deity donated dentition;
  deity'll donate doughnuts                     --English version by Muke Tever
God gave gums; God'll give granary              --Version by Mat McVeagh

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