Missing subtags 003 and 172

Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 08:42:10 CEST 2010

On 08/02/2010 04:37 AM, CE Whitehead wrote:

> Hi, and thanks for your info, Yuri. It does help. So it seems the Russian Academy will maintain the terminology standards for the Russian equivalents of ISO standards. So as far as you can see, no unique varieties will develop in the Commonwealth.

That wasn't what I wanted to convey, exactly. 
I'll rephrase:
* Russian Academy maintains the literary norm 
(grammar and lexicon);
* CIS states' standard bodies maintain Russian 
verbatim translations of ISO (IEC etc.) 
standards with standardised terminology in those;
* There's no *inter-state* literary norm (and 
there is no talk about one);

That said, the Russian Academy norm *is* /de 
facto/ inter-state standard, w/r to it being the 
only *maintained norm* of Russian available (of 
course, things might change, as all things change).

> (All the same, it does seem to me that, at some point in the future, should Russian be adopted as a lengua franca for the Commonwealth of Independent States,
> then a 'Commonwealth' variety might develop, at least for spoken Russian. But for now at least nothing . . . I take your word.)

Take my word safely. You ought to live here to 
understand why this proposition -- *in current 
circumstances* -- isn't viable. Lots of other 
urgent things to do. :)


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