Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety of Norwegian

Kent Karlsson kent.karlsson14 at
Sat Jan 2 12:19:13 CET 2010

Den 2010-01-02 03.56, skrev "John Cowan" <cowan at>:

> There was a minor kerfuffle on this list about traditional
> Scanian dialect.  Ethnologue gives it the code 'scy', but it
> is excluded from 639-3 (and a fortiori from the LSR).  See
> for details.

scy is not a code in Ethnologue in its 16th edition.

Unfortunately that is not the end of "scy" (yet):

I would not mind at all if a *language* code was assigned to
*Old* Scanian or (modern) Bornholmian. But *modern* Scanian is a
dialect of Swedish, and not the most distinctive one either.

You may even judge the seriousness of the proposal by reading the
email address of the proposer... "skanes_kung", "King of Skåne", as
a Hotmail address; there's a joker popping out of a box for you!

    /kent k

I'm a bit disappointed with the Swedia site (
Coming from "outside" and sticking a microphone in someone's face
does not encourage the subjects to *really* speak their dialect...

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