Applying for a Neo subtag

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Mar 9 08:31:56 CET 2011

On 9 Mar 2011, at 07:01, Peter Constable wrote:

> Have you contacted Linguist List wrt Neo?

No. I have always stayed away from Linguist List because it is too massive and the amount of mail its discussion list produced (as far back as the 90s as I recall) was just beyond my scope.

I did what I thought I was supposed to do. I asked the 639-3 RA for a new code. Unfortunately their backlog (which seems to have to do mostly with tidying up mistakes in existing codes) is large and yesterday I was told that my request won't be looked at until June or July (which I don't consider to be appropriately responsive). 

> Up to now, the RA for 639-3 has coordinated with Linguist List on cataloguing of ancient, historic and constructed languages, and so would likely be relying on their evaluation in this case. Perhaps it could help expedite your case if you engage with them while you wait on the 639-3 RA to catch up on the 2010 backlog.

Which "them" is it? A particular person? One of the many lists it may have? 

The case for assigning a code for Neo is simple. It's an artificial/auxiliary language, has a variety specification documents, a certain web presence, and there are people actively producing text in it. 

But if I must talk to someone in the vast Linguist List instead of relying on the 639-3 RA/JAC, I'd like to know who that would be.

Michael Everson *

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