Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian

Mats Blakstad mats.gbproject at
Sun Apr 24 22:23:05 CEST 2016

2016-04-24 19:27 GMT+02:00 Doug Ewell <doug at>:

> Mats Blakstad wrote:
> The differences between British and American is really like a small
>> peanut compared with the differences between Swedish and Elfdalian.
> Of course. But Mark's point is still valid: whether one is talking about
> British English versus American English, or Swedish versus Elfdalian, or
> French versus Japanese, the statement that 50% of people on the street
> consider the two different is not by itself linguistic evidence; it is pop
> culture. That was my point about "Montenegrin."
> Yeah but whole point is; nobody said it was a linguistic evidence by
itself. It is part of the data provided that is suppose to make you better
understand the context. It is one piece of information together with a lot
of other pieces of information.
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