Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety of Norwegian

John Cowan cowan at
Sat Jan 2 01:48:17 CET 2010

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> We will not assign any subtags unless they represent legitimate language 
> variations.  That is how the proposal for 'hognorsk' is being evaluated. 

I think there's no doubt that it is a legitimate language variety.
As usual on this list, the devil is in the details: in this case
the Prefix: field, but sometimes in the Description: field or in the
particular subtag chosen.  And the conflict is more often (and in this
case too) about what is not being said rather than what is being said.

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