Assignment of private use language subtags

Doug Ewell doug at
Sat May 10 22:27:05 CEST 2014

Anthony Aristar <anthony at aristar dot org> wrote:

> 1.  The fact that MultiTree uses a local use code should not be taken
> as evidence that the MultiTree project believes that the language
> exists.  The system it uses requires that every language entered into
> its system have a unique 3-character code, and since the project is
> designed to collect all hypotheses proposed about language
> relationships, even those which are wrong, it sometimes assigns a code
> to a language that does not and has never existed.

Thank you for providing that background. I certainly would not have 
blithely written "The quality of the list is debatable" if I had known 

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA | @DougEwell ­

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