Frisian mess (was "Conditional GET" now broken ...)

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Jul 23 16:14:12 CEST 2008

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> What action were we supposed to take with regard to 'frs' and 'stq'?  I 
> don't remember any proposal forms, just a general suggestion that ISO 
> 639 got some classification wrong.

The trouble is that Ethnologue's description of frs contains a random
mixture of facts about frs and facts about stq.  This confusion goes
back to the 14th edition, which did not clearly distinguish between them.

John Cowan  cowan at
Consider the matter of Analytic Philosophy.  Dennett and Bennett are well-known.
Dennett rarely or never cites Bennett, so Bennett rarely or never cites Dennett.
There is also one Dummett.  By their works shall ye know them.  However, just as
no trinities have fourth persons (Zeppo Marx notwithstanding), Bummett is hardly
known by his works.  Indeed, Bummett does not exist.  It is part of the function
of this and other e-mail messages, therefore, to do what they can to create him.

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