Peter Constable petercon at
Thu Jun 17 04:49:01 CEST 2010

From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] 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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