Need decisions on proposed new and updated subtags

Michael Everson everson at
Tue Jan 31 18:29:20 CET 2017

On 28 Jan 2017, at 21:00, David Starner <prosfilaes at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 5:24 PM Michael Everson <everson at> wrote:
>> We don’t need a dynamic system because mixing any random one of 7847 ISO 639 language codes with any other just isn’t something that is productive enough to need a generative system for.
> Where students of language A are learning language B, text in mixed A-B is going to be produced. It seems at least as productive as language + country; I would bet there's not been 7847 of those combinations seriously used, nor more than a couple dozen languages used productively with various countries. 

So? Say I’m learning Dutch. My learner’s Dutch has interference from my German (which is adequate) and my native English. I can think of no scenario where I would *need* to tag my blog journal entries running a gamut from en to en-engnld to nl-engnld to nl.

Michael Everson

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