Nepali Extension Language Question (WAS: Review period; Nepali and Oriya)

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Wed Aug 8 19:43:55 CEST 2012


    Doug Ewell 
    doug at

    Wed Aug  8 02:11:49 CEST 2012

> CE Whitehead <cewcathar at hotmail dot com> wrote:

>>> Perhaps in the future, I should add the Change Request number to each
>>> registration form, so reviewers can more easily find these pages.
>> (More work for you? Let me know if you want me to do this in the
>> future. Thanks.
>> Maybe I should do it for these recently approved changes sometime this
>> week. I can at least do that.)

> It shouldn't be necessary for any of them. All ISO 639-3 info for a 
> given code element can be found by visiting:


> substituting the actual 3-letter code element for the 'xxx'. This works 
> even with ISO 639-2 and 639-5 collection code elements, though not with 
> 2-letter ISO 639-1 code elements. 

Yes, this works; for [ori] ("Oriya") see: you just have to scroll down the page for a link to the change request!
(I also found these change requests by going to the 2011 code changes and clicking on the link for "more": -- but note here that some of these change requests were rejected
and so there will be no code change processed in such cases; as for the order here, I assume it is in the order the change requests were made.)

> In most cases, the RA's page contains 
> a link to an Ethnologue page with even more information about the 
> language (though of course it is not the only source).

>> I note that the change request [for Oriya] indicated much more shared
>> vocabulary between Sambalpuri and the rest of the Oriyan language than
>> was noted between Dotyali and Nepali, but finally the request said
>> (rather flatly) that this was so because both were related albeit via
>> Sanskrit.
>> So I don't know in this case what to do.

> In that case, I recommend you do nothing. 
Thanks. I would not do anything; it would be subject to the reviewer to add the extlang for these if it were decided that doing so was appropriate.
> If anyone here does have 
> knowledge of the Nepali or Oriya situation, they should speak up. 
> Otherwise, we will not add the extlangs.
Thanks for the info.

--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at 
 > --
> Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA
> | @DougEwell ­ 

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