proposed ISO 639 change for "arn"

Gordon P. Hemsley gphemsley at
Tue Dec 11 18:46:53 CET 2012

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM, Peter Constable
<petercon at> wrote:
> From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Michael Everson
>>> ... whether we like it or not, "araucano" is equivalent to "nigger".
> You know, a lot of young blacks in the USA regularly use "nigger". What happens if three generations from now young Mapudunguns decide that "mxx" is offensive?

I would suggest we leave the American sociolinguistics out of this
discussion, especially since it doesn't even seem to be related to
your point.

Gordon P. Hemsley
me at

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