Records and registration forms for 'ekavsk' and 'ijekavsk'

Doug Ewell doug at
Sat Nov 23 23:49:32 CET 2013

I agree with Kent, although again not to the point of being a 
showstopper. Maybe some see "Serbian with Ijekavian pronunciation" as 
implying orthographic differences as well.

Kent Karlsson <kent dot karlsson14 at telia dot com> wrote:

>> Subtag: ijekavsk
>> Description: Serbian with Ijekavian pronunciation
> ...
>> (which has ije, je, or i instead of the e in Ekavian). The
>> pronunciation difference is directly reflected on the written
>> language.
> This seems strange to me. The descriptions only mention pronunciation,
> in which case the script subtags would always be irrelevant, but the
> motivational text, and the discussion otherwise, also refer to written
> form, i.e. spelling differences. I think the latter is true, in which
> case the description should not mention only pronunciation. Indeed,
> IIRC, even some lexical differences (apart from the systematic
> difference) was also mentioned. So I think the descriptions should
> be "Serbian in the ...ian variant", or "Serbian in the ...ian
> pronunciation or spelling". The latter does not catch other lexical
> differences, though. But maybe they are too small to mention, or is
> due to other differences than Ekavian/Ijekavian per se.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA | @DougEwell ­ 

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