request for subtag for Elfdalian

Mats Blakstad mats.gbproject at
Wed Aug 5 00:50:41 CEST 2015


It should say:
“alv” or ”ovd” or “elf”

The last two suggestions are missing. I've told them about this now if they
can correct it.

2015-08-05 0:35 GMT+02:00 Doug Ewell <doug at>:

> Mats Blakstad <mats dot gbproject at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > I just want to make you aware that I've submitted an application to
> > register Elfdalian/Övdalian in the ISO 639-3 standard, together with
> > 10 Scandinavian linguistics:
> >
> Thanks for the update.
> One comment:
> > f) Preferred three letter identifier, if available: “alv” or ”
> [alv] is the ISO 639-5 code element for "Atlantic-Congo languages."
> Since all parts of ISO 639 share the same three-letter code space, this
> code element is not available. If the RA approves your request, they'll
> pick something different, or you might want to suggest [ovd] for
> Övdalian, which is available.
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