ISO 639-3 changes: Latvian and Bontok
doug at ewellic.org
Sat Feb 20 22:36:01 CET 2010
CE Whitehead wrote:
> (I missed the fact that this is not an ISO 639-3 code; sorry.
> I don't have access to ISO 639-4, and am not sure what needs to be
> added regarding ISO 639-4?
> Peter mentioned ISO 639-4 in his email although the rest applied to
> ISO 639-1)
It was a typo for 639-3.
>> "This registration tracks a change made to ISO 639-3 effective
>> 2010-01-20, adding the code element 'lvs' for Standard Latvian,
>> encompassed by the macrolanguage code element 'lav' (Latvian, which
>> is 'lv' in the Language Subtag Registry). Both a primary language
>> subtag and an extended language subtag were added for this code
> What about
> "This registration tracks a change made to ISO 639-3 effective
> 2010-01-20, adding the code element 'lvs' for Standard Latvian,
> encompassed by the ISO 639-3 macrolanguage code element 'lav'
> (Latvian, which is which is represented by ISO 639-1 'lv' in the
> Language Subtag Registry). Both a primary language subtag and an
> extended language subtag were added for this code element."
> Also ditto for [ltg] of course.
ISO 639-3/RA doesn't make changes to the IANA Language Subtag Registry,
so it would not have occurred to me to specify that they were making a
change involving an ISO 639-3 macrolanguage. The Registry doesn't have
"code elements" anyway, it has "subtags."
I did propose wording to indicate that 'lv' comes from 639-1.
>> I can change the 'bnc' registration form to read "Central Bontok
>> proper" but it's understandable that this becomes a very gray area
>> when over 100 changes are being made in one activity.
> I think it should say this for [lbk]:
> " This registration tracks a change made to ISO 639-3 effective
> 2010-01-20, adding the code element 'lbk' for Central Bontok
> encompassed by macrolanguage 'bnc' (Bontok)."
That's what I said.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s
More information about the Ietf-languages