Request of new variant subtag for kichwa (inside qu)

Michael Everson everson at
Tue Jun 14 21:11:12 CEST 2011

On 14 Jun 2011, at 19:29, Peter Constable wrote:

> From: mailler at [mailto:mailler at] 
>> All these institutions use the Unified kichwa orthography, and could be usefully 
>> tagged with qu-kichwa.
> And do they all use the same language variety as well as the same orthography?

My understanding is that this is a literary orthography that covers several language varieties.

Like Standard English, which serves folk in Yorkshire and Alabama.

> If the language variety is the same in either of the above cases, is that variety one of the already-coded individual Quechuan languages, or is a distinct variety?

A literary orthography is often a compromise. 

Michael Everson *

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