Criteria for languages?

Michael Everson everson at
Tue Dec 1 19:59:43 CET 2009

On 1 Dec 2009, at 18:53, John Cowan wrote:

> Michael Everson scripsit:
>> I do not believe that, erm, some "Lettish" is a "macrolanguage"
>> including Latvian and Latgalian.
> Nevertheless, when people say "Latvian" (or "lav"), sometimes the
> denotation includes only standard Latvian, and sometimes it includes
> both standard Latvian and standard Latgalian.

Is there really much documentation of any kind in Latgalian?

> It's a lot easier to determine that the average price of a house in
> Co. Mayo is about 25,000 euros than to get a figure correct down
> to the last cent.

You missed a zero. Alas.

Michael Everson *

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