gender voice variants

Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at
Thu Dec 20 07:16:17 CET 2012

For East Slavic languages, the 'neutral' subtag 
is completely spurious, and masc./fem. subtags 
are strongly artificial, introduced by 
unwarranted extension of analogy.

I gave some factography to Peter Constable and 
Milos Rancic just now, so won't auto-repeat.

How might the family of languages be *excluded* 
from such subtagging? Must I submit an amendment 
proposal or something?


On 12/20/2012 01:48 AM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Peter Constable wrote:
>> ... it may be that a variant subtag for
>> 'neutral' (assuming we
>> conclude that it's a good thing to capture
>> gender distinctions in
>> variant subtags in the first place) might not
>> be needed: it may be
>> sufficient to reflect that by the absence of
>> any male/female variant
>> subtag.
> That would be consistent with similar decisions
> made here in the past.
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