RE: Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety of Norwegian

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Fri Jan 8 02:55:33 CET 2010


Sorry for my suggestion then, if you all are happy with things (and I guess you are).
I was trying to find a compromise solution--some way that some of the information on Norwegian in the posts
could be incorporated into the subtag registration to a point that it would make everyone happy
(though as I said I did not see how a comment would solve the problem of compatibility).


The comment that one of you all suggested be incorporated--which I guess you suggested facetiously,

"I suggest to have an explicit comment saying that 'hognorsk' should not 
use 'nb' as prefix, as that would be a contradiction in terms."

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could not be incorporated,

and I was trying to think of some information that could be incorporated.


(I wrote my message in a hurry;
here is the information from some of the posts that I thought might be incorporated to some extent:


from Thorgeir: 

"I would say that one should use 'nn' for traditional Norse dialects, 
'nb' for the Nor-Danish creole, and 'no' if it's too much of a mix. 
Regional variant tags can then determine the specific dialect or accent, 
e.g. 'nb-oslo' for the traditional upper class sociolect of Oslo, 
'no-oslo' for the traditional working class sociolect of Oslo, and 
'nn-oslo' for the now nearly extinct traditional Norse dialect of Oslo.

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