Language Variant subtags for Sanskrit

Peter Scharf peter_scharf at
Tue Jul 13 20:48:01 CEST 2010

But how Paninian is Classical Sanskrit?  NO one has yet modelled  
Paninian grammar and validated texts against it in any systematic  
way.  The more generic term makes less of a claim and IS THE TERM IN  

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On 13 Jul. 2010, at 2:42 PM, John Cowan wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Phillips, Addison  
> <addison at> wrote:
>> I'm only a slightly leery of a generic-sounding subtag
>> for Classical Sanskrit
> Since Classical Skt. is the version codified by Panini's grammar, I  
> propose
> "panini" as the subtag.

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