Language Variant subtags for Sanskrit
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Jul 20 14:30:48 CEST 2010
Michael Everson scripsit:
> So we have English and Standard English?
That is an example, yes. We do not have a tag for Standard English (that
is, the standard dialect of English), because no one has proposed one.
Standard English is much more diverse than most standard languages: it has
several orthographies ("tyre centre", "tire centre", "tire center"),
a wide range of regional lexis (_scheme_ 'plan', _fall_ 'autumn',
_davenport_ 'sofa', _dacoity_ 'banditry'), and no standard accent at all.
John Cowan cowan at ccil.org http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Most people are much more ignorant about language than they are about
[other subjects], but they reckon that because they can talk and read and
write, their opinions about talking and reading and writing are as well
informed as anybody's. And since I have DNA, I'm entitled to carry on at
length about genetics without bothering to learn anything about it. Not.
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