proposed ISO 639 change for "arn"

Doug Ewell doug at
Tue Dec 11 21:52:39 CET 2012

Michael Everson <everson at evertype dot com> wrote:

>> It isn't possible to have the collection vs. macrolanguage
>> discussion, nor to understand why "macrolanguage" would be a poor
>> choice for Mapudungun, without understanding this.
> Essentially it doesn't matter, because either way "arn" is being
> shifted upward in the tree and a new code would be assigned to the
> leaf called Mapudungun. If "collection" is better, grand.

But either way, it should be done only if there is justification for
creating the macrolanguage or collection, according to the rules and
definitions set out by the RA, not just to move 'arn' this way or that.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | @DougEwell ­

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