[OT] subjects

Kent Karlsson kent.karlsson14 at comhem.se
Wed Jun 17 23:25:02 CEST 2009

Den 2009-06-17 22.30, skrev "John Cowan" <cowan at ccil.org>:

> Peter Constable scripsit:
>> Which clearly brings us to the question, What does Vlaams or vls have
>> to do with a request for Valencian?
> The point is that just as 'ca' lists "Catalan" and "Valencian" as names,
> so 'nl' lists "Dutch or French" and "Flemish" as names.  If there is no
> separate
> subtag for Valencian, why is there one for Flemish (under its Dutch or French
> name
> of "Vlaams")?
> The answer, as you know, is that the term "Vlaams" is used in 639/3
> to name the local Germanic language of Flanders, which among diglossic
> speakers occupies the L role, with Dutch or French as the H, depending
> on the nationality of the speaker.

1) The French name is "flamand".

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

    /kent k

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