request for subtag for Elfdalian

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at
Mon Feb 29 01:59:41 CET 2016

On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 09:36:11PM +0000, Michael Everson wrote:
> I don’t like “Elfdalian” because älv ‘river’ is not alv ‘elf’. (Compare the German river Elbe, Gothic Albi/Albja.) Unfortunately I can’t seem to find a loanword from Norse into English or Scots that corresponds to that word.

  While we’re on the subject, Olaus Magnus’ Carta Marina from 1539
uses the latinisation ELVEDALĪ.  I’m not saying this should influence
the decision about the English name one way or the other, it’s more of a
historical curiosity.



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