Lower Saxon as a group

CE Whitehead cewcathar at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 22 20:08:34 CET 2009

Hi, Gerard:
I'm not sure where you mean to break the Low Saxon group up (and I'm not an expert on the Germanic languages anyway), but . . .
I don't see anything else in the ISO 639-5 code list (http://www.loc.gov:8081/standards/iso639-5/en.php); I myself would like a clarification though of what East Germanic Languages [gem], West Germanic languages [gmw], and North Germanic languages [gmq] include.


C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at hotmail.com 

Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 16:27:22 +0100
Subject: Lower Saxon as a group
From: gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
To: ietf-languages at alvestrand.no

When you read the explanation about nds on Ethnologue, it becomes clear that the German linguistic entities that are encompassed in the nds code include German linguistic entities that are on a same level as the Dutch recognised languages. When you look further, nds is called "Saxon, Low" and the Dutch languages and the German nds are part of a grouping called "Low Saxon". 

My question, is there a group for Low Saxon in the ISO-639-5 and if not, what is the best way of acquiring one?

FYI this is about a practical situation in the Wikimedia Foundation.
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