Principles of Operation (was: LANGUAGE SUBTAG REQUEST FORM,
kent.karlsson14 at comhem.se
Wed Jan 30 19:30:05 CET 2008
Doug Ewell wrote:
> > The Registry does not say that 'de' indicates "all varieties of
> > German" or that it does not. It says: "Description: German".
> I see now that CE was talking about 'gem', not 'de'. Very well:
> The Registry does not say that 'gem' indicates "all varieties
> of German"
> or that it does not. It says: "Description: Germanic (other)".
Even so, the class of "Germanic languages" is generally seen as
much larger than the class of "all varieties (dialects?) of German".
For instance Swedish, English, Dutch are all Germanic, but neither
is a "variety of German".
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