LANGUAGE SUBTAG REQUEST FORM, Erzgebirgisch
dewell at roadrunner.com
Wed Jan 23 06:46:37 CET 2008
Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic dot fr> replied to Caoimhin O
>> 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.
There's not much we can do about it if they do. 639-3 doesn't list "de"
as a macrolanguage, and the Registry in the 4646bis era won't include
any subtags with a Macrolanguage: value of "de".
In fact, the online version of Ethnologue, which claims to be the 15th
Edition, states clearly that Erzgebirgisch is considered a dialect of
Upper Saxon, not German:
Doug Ewell * Fullerton, California, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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