Additional name "Cou" for 'tsu' (was: i-tsu: minor correction in RFC 5646 language tag entry)

Doug Ewell doug at
Thu Sep 25 18:16:47 CEST 2014

On Mar 1 09:29:49 CET 2014, Kaihsu Tai <k at kauha dot eu> wrote:

> Two corrections need to be made to the entry i-tsu here:
> [...]
> 2 The native name “Cou” (alternative spelling) should be added, to
> read: “Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): Tsou, Cou”.

I replied back then that the RFC 1766/3066 tag registry had been retired
and replaced with the BCP 47 Language Subtag Registry. However, this
didn't address Kaihsu's original desire to add the alternative spelling
for this language.

Ethnologue lists 12 "alternate names" for Tsou, none of which is "Cou".
However, Kaihsu provided me with the following:

> Hi, here is a reference to the spelling ‘Cou’ for Tsou:
> Szakos, Joseph (1994) Die Sprache der Cou: Untersuchungen zur
> Synchronie einer austronesischen Sprache auf Taiwan. Ph.D.
> dissertation, University of Bonn.

Does anyone see a reason not to submit a request to add the new
description as shown below, citing this reference? There is no existing
language named "Cou" in the Registry with which this would conflict.

Type: language
Subtag: tsu
Description: Tsou
Description: Cou         <-- proposed addition
Added: 2009-07-29

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA | @DougEwell

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