Record for Spanglish variant

Phillips, Addison addison at
Wed Jan 4 21:28:06 CET 2017

In the Comments field, I'd delete "Name given to..." and just say "A variety of...", since the subtag is meant to identify the language variation, not the name of the language variation.

I agree that I'd rather see more foot-dragging before assigning a subtag (or creating CLDR entities or BCP47 extensions or new stuff in the -t- extension). We have limited experience with matching or tagging these languages and some reports that different flavors of contact languages "work differently".

From: Ietf-languages <ietf-languages-bounces at> on behalf of Doug Ewell <doug at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:09 PM
To: ietf-languages
Subject: Record for Spanglish variant

Here is the record for Michael's proposed 'spanglis' variant.

I'm posting this as Co-Designated Expert, or what John Cowan would call
"Official Doug," not necessarily as a proponent of the subtag. My
personal opinion is that we need more time to evaluate the best solution
to this problem before anything is registered, either here or in CLDR.


File-Date: 2017-xx-xx
Type: variant
Subtag: spanglis
Description: Spanglish
Prefix: en
Prefix: es
Comments: Name given to a variety of contact dialects of English and

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