Language Subtag Registration

Doug Ewell doug at
Wed Oct 28 23:15:22 CET 2015

Michael Everson wrote:

> Make it so.

I assume that means 'newfound' and not one of the other alternatives
that were floated.

This still has a two-week review period because a proposed record was
never posted, only a registration form.


File-Date: 2015-xx-xx
Type: variant
Subtag: newfound
Description: Newfoundland English
Added: 2015-xx-xx
Prefix: en-CA



1. Name of requester: Marc Moisan
2. E-mail address of requester: webmaster <at>
3. Record Requested:

Type: variant
Subtag: newfound
Description: Newfoundland English
Prefix: en-CA

4. Intended meaning of the subtag:

The subtag is intended to represent the dialect of Canadian English
spoken in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Sometimes referred
to as "Newfinese," the dialect differs substantially from the English
commonly spoken elsewhere.

5. Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

W.J. Kirwin, G.M. Story and J.D.A. Widdowson, eds. "Dictionary of
Newfoundland English", 2nd ed. (University of Toronto Press, 1990).
[ISBN: 978-0802068194]

Nellie P. Strowbridge, "The Newfoundland Tongue" (St. John's, NL:
Flanker Press, 2008). [ISBN: 978-1897317235]

R.A. Bragg, "Traditional Newfie Talk: The First English Language of
North America" (Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing, 2015).
[ISBN: 978-1771083034]

6. Any other relevant information:


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