Principles of Operation

Peter Constable petercon at
Thu Jan 24 02:57:28 CET 2008

> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Karen_Broome at

> Ethnologue is ambiguous. It lists this dialect name under two codes --
> one
> of them is "deu" which is labeled Standard German...

True, though only in the Czech Republic.

> Do we need Ethnologue to clarify or is Ethnologue not considered the
> authority -- yet?  The actual Erzgebirge Mountains are in the region
> described in the SIL Standard German description, though Thomas may be
> thinking of this dialect as occurring over a wider geographic range
> than
> SIL.

I think it would help to get clarification from Ethnologue.


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