Macrolanguages (was: Re: BCP 47)
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Mar 12 01:28:58 CET 2013
Doug Ewell scripsit:
> With about 59 million speakers, Yue obviously was intended to be
> included within "Chinese" in these standards. According to Mark's
> analysis, this implies that bibliographic needs trumped all other
> language identification considerations.
Well, on its face 639-2 was designed for and by bibliographers.
First known example of political correctness: John Cowan
After Nurhachi had united all the other http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Jurchen tribes under the leadership of the cowan at ccil.org
Manchus, his successor Abahai (1592-1643)
issued an order that the name Jurchen should --S. Robert Ramsey,
be banned, and from then on, they were all The Languages of China
to be called Manchus.
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