Valencian Language Tag registration request

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Jun 17 18:16:42 CEST 2009

CE Whitehead scripsit:

> Hi!  My main question at this point is whether or not we need a matching
> variant subtag for the variety of this language spoken in Catalona (so
> as not to have it appear that Valencian is a sub-dialect of Catalan,
> but instead to treat these as two equal dialects/variants, with none
> being the default dialect/variant).

If you think such a thing is necessary, propose it so we can discuss
it properly.

> To me these are both dialects related to Occitan but these have picked
> up some Spanish vocabulary, which distinguishes them from Occitan
> (which has in its turned picked up some French vocabulary).

Occitan and Catalan are to be sure closely related, but they are not
mutually intelligible, except perhaps in border dialects.  Furthermore,
Catalonia recognizes the languages as distinct and official.
Occitan, however, lacks a standard form.

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