Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety of Norwegian
kent.karlsson14 at comhem.se
Sun Dec 27 20:30:07 CET 2009
Den 2009-12-27 18.48, skrev "Doug Ewell" <doug at ewellic.org>:
> That's the problem: not all Norwegian is tagged as either 'nb'
> or 'nn'.
This is partly because of inertia,
> and partly because it really is
> useful sometimes to tag content as "Norwegian," the macrolanguage,
> than specifically Bokmål or specifically Nynorsk.
IMHO, not so much.
> This is the
nature of macrolanguages.
The statement that Høgnorsk "is so unlike ordinary 'nn'" is
interesting one. Thorgeir's proposal presents Høgnorsk as simply an
orthographic variant, not a basic language difference, but the (very
Yes (reading "dialect" for "basic language"), and maybe that point should be
corrected in the proposal form.
> English-language Wikipedia article refers to it as a dialectical
> Nynorsk. When vocabulary and grammar are involved, the
variation is no
> longer just one of orthography.
True, but that is the case for many dialects.
Anyway, I think it would be a bad idea to encourage using "no-hognorsk".
It is still permitted (since the "prefix" data is just a recommendation).
But I see no reason to use that tag. All data that get (re)tagged (assuming
that it has been determined to be/contain Høgnorsk text) to use the
'hognorsk' variant should use the tag 'nn-hognorsk', even if the original
tag (if any) was 'no'.
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