Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Apr 25 02:28:41 CEST 2016

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> For reference, the request to add Medieval Greek to 639-3 has been
> on hold since 2006, and the ones for Ecclesiastical and Katharevousa
> Greek since 2009:

Those are pretty much dead languages though.  FWIU there is a plan to
create a macrolanguage for them, and it's stalled for whatever reason --
perhaps because of the need for coordination with the 639-2 RA.

(This doesn't include the four modern Hellenic languages:  Standard
Greek, Tsakonian, Pontic, and Cappadocian, which really need yet another

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