cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Wed Jun 16 21:46:46 CEST 2010
Leif Halvard Silli scripsit:
> John Cowan, Wed, 16 Jun 2010 13:32:56 -0400:
> > Leif Halvard Silli scripsit:
> >> So, there we can identify a proposal for 'sh': Add 'Neo-Shtokavian'
> >> as a name synonymous with Serbo-Croatian.
> > That would be tantamount to narrowing the semantic scope of a subtag,
> > which we are not allowed to do.
> If 'sr' covers Stokavian and Torlakian - and according to Etnologue, it
> does - the 'sh' must also cover those - as well as the dialects covered
> by 'bs' and 'hr'.
Ethnologue lists Shtokavian as a dialect of both Serbian and Croatian.
> So, in other words, 'de' covers German dialects as
> well. I've earlier understood that it only covered standard German.
Ethnologue labels it "Standard German", though ISO 639-3 uses only
"German". Ethnologue also specifically notes that its treatment of
German dialects is incomplete.
> Here you both associated sr/hr/bs with the respective "standard forms"
> of each.
That seems a plausible heuristic.
> This made it sound as if you both agreed to "dump" everything that did
> not fit into the standard forms (represented by , in the 'sh' bag.
Another plausible heuristic.
> You both also seemed to favor that Montenegring got its own primary
> subtag. You said that 'sh' could not be narrowed. Then I assume 'sr'
> cannot be narrowed. 'sr' currently appears to covers Serbian and
> Serbian dialects, including dialects forms only found in Montenegro.
So be it. Precise consistency in these matters is not to be expected.
John Cowan http://ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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