Serbo-Croatian as a macrolanguage

Milos Rancic millosh at
Thu Jun 17 00:08:03 CEST 2010

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 17:13, ISO639-3 <ISO639-3 at> wrote:
> I am interested in this group's thoughts regarding whether the
> Serbo-Croatian macrolanguage in Part 3 (though not included in Part 2, and
> deprecated in Part 1) is a factor, and in what ways.

I was rereading emails and I saw this question again. So, it is just a
matter of IETF languages, but, clearly a matter of ISO 639.

Articulated solution and according to the whole situation should be:
* Make hbs code obsolete and return it to mark a single language,
Serbo-Croatian standard.
* Add codes for Kaykavian, Chakavian and Torlakian as languages. (They
are already in 639-6.)
* Add codes for Shtokavian as a macrolanguage. (Also existing in 639-6.)
* Put Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian under Shtokavian macrolanguage.
* Add code for Montenegrin and put it under Shtokavian macrolanguage.

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