Peter Constable petercon at
Wed Jan 30 17:40:57 CET 2008

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

> > The Ethnologue Editor replied to my
> >inquiry indicating that he intends to remove all
> >constructed languages except in case there is
> >evidence of a significant population of people
> >using one as a first language.
> This seems a pity, as they are harmless.

I think it's simply a matter of scoping and division of labour between SIL and Linguist List: the two are collaborating on language cataloguing, with SIL handling modern (live on or after 1950) naturally-occurring languages and Linguist List handling other human languages.


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