Adding variant subtag 'erzgeb' for Erzgebirgisch (was: Requeststhat have been on hold)
randy_presuhn at mindspring.com
Tue Aug 11 01:56:51 CEST 2009
> From: "CE Whitehead" <cewcathar at hotmail.com>
> To: <ietf-languages at iana.org>
> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 4:19 PM
> Subject: Adding variant subtag 'erzgeb' for Erzgebirgisch (was: Requeststhat have been on hold)
> It seems that Wikipedia
> does classify Erzgebirgisch as a Franconian dialect:
> So that's an argument for [vmf] as the prefix.
The Wikipedia materials don't really support the conlusion
that Erzgebirgisch is a variety of Mainfraenkisch (vmf),
particularly since their maps show that it is spoken rather
to the north-east of that vmf's dialect region. The Wikipedia
article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Franconian_German
specifically calls out Erzgebirgisch as not being in th Mainfraenkisch
But all this has lots of weasel words and health warnings, since this
is an area where a lot more field and historical research would be needed
for there to be any hope of a definitive answer.
When dealing with some of the nomenclature here,
is well worth keeping in mind.
All that being said, in cases like this where there does not appear
to be a cut-and-dried answer, I'd suggest that it makes sense to
defer to the preferences of the party requesting registration.
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