request for subtag for Elfdalian

Anthony Aristar anthony at
Mon Feb 29 18:12:57 CET 2016

I must admit I entirely agree with Michael.  I don't speak Swedish, but I have close relations with Swedish linguists.  And there's not a one who doesn't say that Elfdalian is about as comprehensible to them as Frisian is to Dutch.  Sociolinguistics should have nothing to do with it. The decision is clearly wrong.

Anthony Aristar

> On Feb 29, 2016, at 10:53 AM, Michael Everson <everson at> wrote:
>> On 29 Feb 2016, at 16:48, Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote:
>> What the Elfdalian case has encountered is questions as to whether there is a set of criteria that apply in exactly the same way in all sociolinguistic contexts, or if there should be some adjustment in the criteria for different sociolinguistic contexts
> Sociolinguistics? Bosh. This is a matter of simple grammar. Elfdalian is not a dialect of Swedish. 
> Michael Everson *
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