Language Variant subtags
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Mon Jul 5 18:18:34 CEST 2010
Doug Ewell scripsit:
> [V]ariant subtags in the Registry should have the same meaning for any
> language to which they are applied. This works for "written in IPA" or
> "written in the Unified Turkic Alphabet," but doesn't work for, say,
> "classical Sanskrit" versus "classical Latin."
I'm not so sure. "Classical" has the same sense in both cases: the
traditional form which persevered for a long time in writing long after
it was disused as speech. Likewise "classical Tamil", "classical
Arabic", Greek, Gaelic, etc. etc.
If I read "upcoming" in [the newspaper] John Cowan
once more, I will be downcoming http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
and somebody will be outgoing. cowan at ccil.org
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