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Thu Jun 17 04:49:01 CEST 2010
From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Leif Halvard Silli
> That said: The general problem perhaps more is that many
> tend to think that 'macrolanguage' is a term firmly rooted in
> linguistic theory.
As used in ISO 639, it definitely is not. It is primarily an artefact of conventional practice, and pre-existing coding practice in particular.
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