Last call: Latvian (and Bontok) extlang subtags

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Feb 8 10:10:00 CET 2010

On 8 Feb 2010, at 00:00, John Cowan wrote:

> Michael Everson scripsit:
>>> (1) Whether two new extended language subtags shall be created for
>>> Latgalian ("lv-ltg") and Standard Latvian ("lv-lvs"), which are new
>>> ISO 639-3 code elements encompassed by Latvian ('lav'), recently
>>> reclassified as a macrolanguage, and
>> I do not like this new "lav", I really do not. However, I approve the
>> two extended subtags.
> "lav" will not be a legal subtag, because "lv" is available, so that's
> not an issue.

I take issue with the linguistic wisdom of lav, and of re-assigning  
"lv" to macro-language status.

Michael Everson *

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