Criteria for languages?

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Dec 1 19:41:08 CET 2009

Mark Davis â?? scripsit:

> I never got an answer as to the relevant difference between the
> Latvian case and the Swiss German case that would cause one to be a
> macrolanguage, and the other to be simply a split. Is this the key
> factor between them, that MARC has been using lav for Latgalian,
> and it hasn't been using gsw for Walliserdeutsch.

For "MARC" read "someone whose policies we know about".

My confusion is rapidly waxing          John Cowan
For XML Schema's too taxing:            cowan at
    I'd use DTDs              
    If they had local trees --
I think I best switch to RELAX NG.

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