Variant subtag proposal: Høgnorsk variety of Norwegian

Thorgeir Holm thorgeirholm at
Fri Jan 8 13:06:51 CET 2010

<hermer Michael Everson frå 08.01.2010 11:30>

>> So, can anybody tell me which choices of words and grammar are  
>> included in 'nn' as registered today?
> None. "nn" is inherited from ISO 639, where it is a code for the  
> representation of the name of a language.

My point indeed. The language is taken for granted, but language can be 
perceived as (a) a written standard or (b) a sum of dialects. Having 
stated that Høgnorsk is a written standard, it would thus be beyond the 
point to investigate dialectal differences (from what? a or b?), would 
it not?

> We're spinning our wheels here, folks. I've approved nn-hognorsk and  
> have asked Doug to keep an eye on the calendar and it will be  
> processed at the appointed time.


> I'd be happy for this to be the last of this thread.

My apologies.


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