Addition request: alsatian
gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 13:21:35 CET 2008
When you have a better look at Ethnologue you will find that Alemannic has
its own space; http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=92157 it
consists of four languages and gsw is one of those. Alsatian is explicitly
stated as a dialect spoken in France. Alemannisch is used as an alternate
name. This is probably because of the ambiguity of Alemannisch.
The way it was explained to me once is that the names used in standards are
LABELS and consquently that I should not read to much in it.
On Jan 8, 2008 12:57 PM, John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:
> 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 http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=gsw , 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 ccil.org ccil.org/~cowan <http://ccil.org/%7Ecowan>
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