[OT] subjects

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Wed Jun 17 23:44:12 CEST 2009

Kent Karlsson scripsit:

> 1) The French name is "flamand".

And so?

> 2) I don't really follow the above reasoning (L role? H?),

Google for "diglossia".

> but I still find it inappropriate to try to make the distinction in
> the Description just by using the Dutch word for Flemish. But again,
> this is not an issue for ietf-languages, but for 693-3 RA. (I have
> informally pointed that out there several months ago.)

As usual, it's the Ethnologue entries that provide the semantics for
ISO 639/3 code elements.

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