Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Tue Jan 22 08:50:42 CET 2008

On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 11:14:32PM +0000,
 Caoimhin O Donnaile <caoimhin at> wrote 
 a message of 19 lines which said:

> > Prefix: de
> it looks as if "sxu" might be a more appropriate prefix than "de".

We may have a problem which is similar with the one encountered with
alsatian: a lot of people use "de" not for the specific Standard
German language, but as a macrolanguage (even if it is not classified
as such in ISO 639-3) for all germanic languages.

This comes in part from the fact that many of these germanic languages
are typically not written (the native speakers write in Standard

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