New variant subtags for Serbian language

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Wed Nov 20 01:33:34 CET 2013

Hi, still again.
> From: doug at
> To: cewcathar at; ietf-languages at
> Subject: RE: FW: New variant subtags for Serbian language
> Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:03:34 -0700
> CE Whitehead <cewcathar at hotmail dot com> wrote:
> > In other words, if Chakavian content is tagged as Croatian, then it
> > should be classified as a variant of Croatian; but if it is tagged
> > [sh], following Wikipedia's scheme, then it should be treated, along
> > with other content tagged [sh], as having [sh] as its macrolanguage.
> Serbian content should be tagged as Serbian (with a variant subtag for
> dialect, iff appropriate), Croatian content should be tagged as
> Croatian, Bosnian content as Bosnian, and so forth.
> Whether Wikipedia classifies Croatian as a Serbo-Croatian language is
> immaterial.

O.k., if you are saying that if Chakavian is currently tagged as Croatian, then it should ultimately be tagged as a variant of Croatian, whatever Croatian is classified as a macro-language of, then I get the gist of what you are saying and I agree.
(But of course, if on the other hand Chakavian content turns out to be tagged not as Croatian but as [sh] then it should perhaps be tagged as another language which like Croatian is in the [sh] family.)

Thanks for your many replies, and for your reiteration of what macro-languages are (in your other email).

--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at
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