Assignment of private use language subtags

Anthony Aristar anthony at
Sun May 11 07:05:45 CEST 2014

No problem, Doug!  It's not at all obvious on the site.  Yours was a natural assumption.

Anthony Aristar

> On May 10, 2014, at 3:27 PM, "Doug Ewell" <doug at> wrote:
> 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 that.
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