gender voice variants

Peter Constable petercon at
Thu Dec 20 05:17:36 CET 2012

I've tried to make clear in other messages that I think these issues are outside the scope of what is appropriate for language tags and that there is no appropriate usage scenario for them.

I would _not_ support variant subtags, and probably not even an extension, for representation of grammatical gender distinctions (aka noun classes) in language tags.


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From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Milos Rancic
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:59 PM


However, gender [1] is a quite complex category, if we are talking about all languages... 


Please, take a look at the list [2]; especially the list of [non-Indo-European] languages with more than three genders.

For example, Bantu languages [3] have different kind of noun classification...


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