Language Subtag Registration

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Oct 13 01:06:21 CEST 2015

Peter Constable scripsit:

> I think the denoted variant is perfectly reasonable to add, but as
> mentioned, the syntax requires a longer subtag, even though "nfld"
> is a conventional abbreviation for Newfoundland. What about "nflnd"?

I think it would be easy to forget the correct order of letters:  nflnd?,
nfnld?, nfnlnd?.  Wikipedia says the dialect is also called Newfinese.
How about 'newfin'?  It's pronounceable.

John Cowan        cowan at
He made the Legislature meet at one-horse tank-towns out in the alfalfa
belt, so that hardly nobody could get there and most of the leaders
would stay home and let him go to work and do things as he pleased.
    --H.L. Mencken's translation of the Declaration of Independence

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