Fw: Erzgebirgisch Classification Question

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Tue Mar 25 18:53:37 CET 2008

Frank Ellermann scripsit:

> It would imply that "sxu" is an arguably dubious concept 
> not confirmed by ISO 639-2.

639-2's job is not to "confirm" 639-3.  It is to provide a useful subset
of 639-3 (and the future 639-5) consisting of languages that have a
sufficient amount of sufficiently widely distributed text in them or
documentation about them.  (Specifically, there must exist at least 50
documents that are held in no more than 5 institutions.)  Many languages
listed in 639-3 do not meet these restrictions.

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