request for subtag for Elfdalian
mats.gbproject at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 11:19:55 CET 2016
2016-03-05 18:45 GMT+01:00 Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org>:
> What worried me most about the rejection was the anecdote -- I don't know
> if it was confirmed or not -- that the reason the Swedish government
> opposes calling Elfdalian a language is that they would be required to
> provide resources to the Elfdalian-speaking community.
According to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages,
article 2, paragraph1, a country can recognize a language according to part
2 of the charter, which means recognition without financial commitment
(unlike commitments that the state can choose to undertake according to
The local community in Älvdalen have asked for this kind of recognition
without financial commitment from the Swedish government, but they do not
want to give it.
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