Adding variant subtags 'aluku' and 'nduyka' and 'pamaka' for dialects

Doug Ewell doug at
Wed Aug 19 14:48:30 CEST 2009

Pascal Vaillant <pascal dot vaillant at guyane dot univ dash ag dot fr> 

> I really see no need to change anything from:

With all respect, if you write:

Description: Aluku variant of the Busi Nenge Tongo Creole

and then also write:

Comments: Aluku (sometimes called Boni), dialect of the "Busi Nenge
  Tongo" English-based Creole continuum in the Eastern Suriname and
  Western French Guiana

you have stated the information *twice* that Aluku is a variant or 
dialect of the Busi Nenge Tongo Creole.  There is no particular reason 
to state this information twice in the Registry.  Comments fields exist 
to add extra information, not to repeat information from other fields.

Similarly, if this dialect is also known as Boni, then IMHO this 
information might be better presented as a second Description field 
instead of hidden in a comment.

I will not oppose these registrations as they are in 009213, if you 
insist and if Michael agrees, but I do recommend making the modest 
changes described in 009214.

Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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