Language Variant subtags for Sanskrit
everson at evertype.com
Thu Jul 29 21:54:27 CEST 2010
I approve the subtags and vaidika as amended below.
On 21 Jul 2010, at 22:54, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Michael has indicated that he would approve the variant subtags recently
> renamed 'vaidika', 'laukika', 'bauddha', and 'itihasa', although as a
> matter of BCP 47 protocol this can only happen at the end of the latest
> two-week extension, that is, on or after July 28.
> As I wrote on July 6, the Description field proposed by Peter Scharf for
> what we have been calling Vedic Sanskrit:
> Description: The most ancient dialect of Sanskrit used in verse and
> prose composed until about the 4th century B.C.E.
> is inappropriately long and encyclopedic for a Description, and I
> propose moving it to a Comments field and changing the Description to
> match the "intended meaning" in his registration form, thus:
> Type: variant
> Subtag: vaidika
> Description: Vedic Sanskrit
> Prefix: sa
> Comments: The most ancient dialect of Sanskrit used in verse and prose
> composed until about the 4th century B.C.E.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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