Valencian Language Tag registration request

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Jun 15 20:54:08 CEST 2009

Michael Everson scripsit:

> As an aside, by every linguistic criterion I know of, indeed,  
> Valencian is an all-but-indistinguishable dialect of Catalan.

Three useful facts:

1) The Valencian Academy of Language (AVL), the state body for the Valencian
language and its orthography, says that Valencian and Catalan are the
same language.

2) The AVL specifies a Valencian orthography distinct from the general
orthography of Catalan, so "Valencian" is an orthographic distinction.

3) In August of 2007, ISO 639-3/RA rejected the request for a separate
code unit for Valencian, so "talk to ISO first" is unnecessary.

And through this revolting graveyard of the universe the muffled, maddening
beating of drums, and thin, monotonous whine of blasphemous flutes from
inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond Time; the detestable pounding
and piping whereunto dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic
tenebrous ultimate gods --the blind, voiceless, mindless gargoyles whose soul
is Nyarlathotep. (Lovecraft)   John Cowan  cowan at

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