Adding variant subtag 'erzgeb' for Erzgebirgisch (was: Requeststhat have been on hold)

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Tue Aug 11 19:14:22 CEST 2009

Hi.   Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at 
Tue Aug 11 01:56:51 CEST 2009 
> Hi -
> . . .
> 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
> specifically calls out Erzgebirgisch as not being in th Mainfraenkisch
> subgroup.
The Wikipedia information seems to vary to me on this issue; Wikipedia finds a number of features common across East Franconian, Bavarian-Austrian, and Erzgebirgishch.(However most of these are not necessarily features which I believe sort out origin from influence, but I am no expert whatsoever on the German languages and leave judgement on this matter to others.)
> 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.
O.k. Thanks.
> 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.
Normally I agree on this, and I am probably going to defer to Thomas Goldammer on this matter; but the more I think about it the more it makes sense to register this subtag with a prefix [gem] and then wait for research to add a second prefix; [gem] is now a collection code, right?  So using [gem] as the prefix will enable matching algorithms to work. Best,C. E. Whiteheadcewcathar at 
> Randy

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