Language Subtag Registration

Marc Moisan webmaster at
Mon Sep 14 05:07:19 CEST 2015


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

   Type:   variant
   Subtag: nfld
   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 as
"Newfinese" the dialect
   differ substantially from the English commonly spoken elsewhere.

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

   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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