request for subtag for Elfdalian

Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Apr 18 03:27:35 CEST 2016

Kent Karlsson wrote:

> The thing is that Elfdalian (I still don't like that naming!)

Sorry, that's what it's called in English. It is not called anything 
that starts with A or Ä or Ö in English.

> is a separate language ***for purely linguistic reasons***. There is
> **no** question about trying to newly **establish** it as such. There
> is a question about **recognising** the linguistic fact that it is a
> separate language.

Right, so trying to persuade the RA to reverse its decision and issue a 
code element is about getting them to recognize this, to the extent that 
it supersedes the political and diplomatic considerations. It has 
nothing to do with whether failure to issue a code element might hinder 
development of the language.

> Establishing a future **use** of Elfdalian is something quite
> separate, and not relevant for ISO 639-3 RA.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO 🇺🇸 

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