Proposed general model for Serbo-Croatian continuum

Michael Everson everson at
Fri Nov 22 22:58:32 CET 2013

On 22 Nov 2013, at 14:25, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:

> John Cowan wrote:
>> No no.  What Doug doesn't like is the idea of explicitly specifying
>> 'sr-Latn' and 'sr-Cyrl' as prefixes along with 'sr'.  He says it's
>> redundant, which is true:  I just think the redundancy helps clarity
>> in this case.
> That, and I don't like the perception that -Latn and -Cyrl are specifically being RECOMMENDED (§ 3.1.8) for use with these variant subtags, when if anything, a script subtag would be *less* appropriate with a variant that indicates pronunciation.

And it’s probably true for many languages, but the fact that Serbian is used heavily in both Latn and Cyrl (and much much less in Glag) makes it helpful in this case.

Michael Everson *

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