Re: Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety of Norwegian
doug at ewellic.org
Fri Jan 1 20:18:55 CET 2010
Leif Halvard Silli <målform at målform dot no> wrote:
> If we limit 'hognorsk' to 'nn', then we support the tendency to align
> 'no' as a synonym of 'nb' and vice versa. Such an idea is opposed to
> the aspiration of Nynorsk to be the Norwegian language. And this
> aspiration is not less strong in the Høgnorsk variant of Nynorsk than
> in the official variant of Nynorsk, on the contrary.
I was doing just fine with your line of reasoning, until you brought in
the activist component. Language subtags are not assigned to promote
political or linguistic reform or other social causes, though we are
aware that some people may request subtags on those grounds.
> Further more: When 'hogorsk' becomes a tag, then it would not surprise
> me if the conservative Bokmål adherants - the socalled Riksmål group -
> would be interested in registering - let's say 'riksmal' as a variant
> tag. And I have little doubt in my mind that they would like to see
> both 'no' and 'nb' as desired prefixes.
We will not assign any subtags unless they represent legitimate language
variations. That is how the proposal for 'hognorsk' is being evaluated.
If a proposal for 'riksmal' comes along, that is how it will be
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