Registration request for new subtag 'barla'

Mats Blakstad mats.gbproject at
Mon Nov 25 03:47:38 CET 2013

I'm okay by removing the mentioning of both variants in both comments

For using "macro dialect" or not, I don't have any strong opinion. We can
also just keep it simple;

"Barlavento is one of the two main dialect groups of Kabuverdianu."

"Sotavento is one of the two main dialect groups of Kabuverdianu."

2013/11/25 John Cowan <cowan at>

> Doug Ewell scripsit:
> > Also, I'm not wild about the new term "macro dialect," which sounds
> > formally defined when it might not be, and also sounds a lot like
> > "macrolanguage." But Michael and Peter can help decide this.
> It's a standard linguistic term, normally written with a hyphen.  It
> refers to a group of dialects with some degree of similarity, so
> the prefix "macro" has the same sense in both terms.  (By contrast,
> "macrolanguage" is not a standard term: it's ISO-specific.)
> --
> No,  John.  I want formats that are actually       John Cowan
> useful, rather than over-featured megaliths that
> address all questions by piling on ridiculous      cowan at
> internal links in forms which are hideously
> over-complex. --Simon St. Laurent on xml-dev
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