Language Variant subtags for Sanskrit

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Thu Jul 15 00:48:10 CEST 2010

Hi, I do have a question; if Vedic Sanskrit is treated as a separate language -- which sounds o.k. to me but I am not an expert on Sanskrit -- will Epic Sanskrit get the Vedic Sanskrit subtag as a prefix, or [sa]?
(I am sorry for asking such a dumb question.)
--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at
Michael Everson everson at 
Wed Jul 14 19:49:27 CEST 2010 

> On 14 Jul 2010, at 16:19, Caoimhin O Donnaile wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 Jul 2010, Anthony Aristar wrote:
>>> 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??
> This might be a good idea.
> Michael Everson *
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