John Cowan cowan at
Tue Jan 22 17:01:20 CET 2008

Frank Ellermann scripsit:

> It's kind of hard to use a subtag before it exists, and asking
> for some evidence in the form of pages trying say de-x-erzgeb
> would be also strange - we didn't do that for the dialects of
> a Slovenian dialect.  Or for en-boont.

Actually, I did provide such documentation for en-boont.  See
et seqq.

> > does this properly fall within the domain of language 
> > tagging?
> If folks write books about the dialect, what's the problem ?

Quite so.  Using language-tags as subject indicators is just as
appropriate as using them for labeling.

John Cowan  cowan at
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