Criteria for languages?
doug at ewellic.org
Tue Dec 1 02:19:45 CET 2009
CE Whitehead <cewcathar at hotmail dot com> wrote:
> To me, since Latgalia n has its own distinct writing system, and its
> own literature (thus meeting the criteria for a separate language at
> I do not see any problem with its getting its own language subtag.
For my part, at least, I have no problem with the idea that Latgalian
should get its own language subtag if experts feel it is a distinct
language. My concern is with converting the existing "Latvian" to a
macrolanguage, which implies that the term "Latvian" sometimes refers
just to Standard Latvian and sometimes to both Standard Latvian and
Latgalian. I don't necessarily get the impression that the latter is
true; it seems that when people mean Latgalian, they say "Latgalian."
Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
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