Appeal to ISO 639 RA in support of Elfdalian

Kent Karlsson kent.karlsson14 at
Tue Apr 26 00:15:01 CEST 2016

Den 2016-04-25 00:36, skrev "Michael Everson" <everson at>:

> On 24 Apr 2016, at 21:22, Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote:
>> A further suggestionŠ
>> Suggest to the RA that they change the scope of
>> ³swe² 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.

Indeed, so please scrap this suggestion for macrolanguge.

/Kent K

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