Last call: Latvian (and Bontok) extlang subtags

Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Feb 8 15:00:00 CET 2010

Kent Karlsson <kent dot karlsson14 at comhem dot se> wrote:

> Note that the notion of *extlangs* is a quirk. It was the result of a 
> compromise in LTRU. I see no need to work further on it.

But where you and I disagree is in whether the compromise was intended 
to be closed-ended, applying only to those seven initial macrolanguages, 
or whether it was supposed to be applicable to any macrolanguages 
assigned in the future.  Admittedly, we did not think there would be 

I think we need to focus on getting Michael to understand the principles 
involved, independently of campaigning for our own point of view.  I 
have tried to represent your position fairly when explaining it to 

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