Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Apr 25 00:36:16 CEST 2016

On 24 Apr 2016, at 21:22, Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote:
> A further suggestion…
> Suggest to the RA that they change the scope of “swe” to Macrolanguage, and have that macrolanguage entry encompass new entries for Elfdalian and Swedish proper.

I can only imagine years of discussion with the Swedish authorities who will not want to contemplate this. 

On top of that Elfdalian is not a variety of Swedish. Both are descendents of Norse. So the classification would be linguistically wrong. 

Michael Everson

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