Language Variant subtags for Sanskrit

Peter Constable petercon at
Wed Jul 14 18:42:11 CEST 2010

I said as much several days ago, but nobody seems to have noticed.

Historic language varieties are candidates for encoding in ISO 639-3.


-----Original Message-----
From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Caoimhin O Donnaile

> Just a comment:  linguistically, Vedic Sanskrit is not so much a 
> dialect of Sanskrit, but the ancestor of all Sanskrit dialects.

It seems to be treated as a separate language by LinguistList:

which would imply that the thing to do might be to apply for an ISO 639-3 code for it??


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