Language Variant subtags

Philip Newton philip.newton at
Sat Jul 17 19:34:02 CEST 2010

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Michael Everson <everson at> wrote:
>> xml:lang="sa-Deva-buddh" = Sanskrit in Devanagari script, in the Buddhist dialect.
> This is the Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit dialect, surely, not the Buddhist dialect.
> I'd also like to know what, say, the German and French terms are for these dialects. OK, Vedisch/vedique we can take as read. I see the Wikipedias have Portuguese "Sânscrito híbrido budista" and Russian "Буддийский гибридный санскрит", so either buddh or budhyb might do.

In German, I find all of "Buddhistisches Sanskrit" (e.g.
(2) d.), "Buddhistisches Hybrides Sanskrit" (e.g.
and "buddhistisches oder hybrides Sanskrit" (last entry on

I'm not sure which, if any, term is established in the relevant field
of study, though.

Philip Newton <philip.newton at>

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