Last call: Latvian (and Bontok) extlang subtags

Leif Halvard Silli xn--mlform-iua at
Mon Feb 8 01:22:58 CET 2010

Doug Ewell, Sun, 7 Feb 2010 15:26:20 -0700:
> Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:
>>> (2) Whether three new extended language subtags shall be created for 
>>> Northern Bontok ("bnc-rbk"), Central Bontok ("bnc-lbk"), and 
>>> Southwestern Bontok ("bnc-vbk"), which are new ISO 639-3 code 
>>> elements encompassed by Bontok ('bnc'), recently reclassified as a 
>>> macrolanguage and renamed from "Central Bontoc."
>> Logically I must also approve this.
> Not so.
> I agree with Kent that nobody seems to have argued in favor of adding 
> extlangs for the three Bontok languages, since there is apparently no 
> evidence of widespread use of "bnc" for all of these.  (Anyone with 
> evidence to the contrary should obviously speak up!) 

Technicality: I suppose the could be "promoted" to extlang status later 
on, if evidence surfaced that showed that it falls into at least one of 
the two categories you mentioned?
leif halvard silli

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