Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Apr 22 21:45:08 CEST 2016

Phillips, Addison scripsit:

> No, I'm asking for this group to wait for a reply, which may or may
> not take until the end of the year, assuming that we're serious about
> the appeal.

If history means anything, "end of the year" means more like March 2017.
That's a long wait with zero assurance that anything will change.  The
point of a time limit is to provoke a response, even if it's "We can't
think about it now."

John Cowan        cowan at
"The exception proves the rule."  Dimbulbs think: "Your counterexample proves
my theory."  Latin students think "'Probat' means 'tests': the exception puts
the rule to the proof."  But legal historians know it means "Evidence for an
exception is evidence of the existence of a rule in cases not excepted from."

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