Re: [Ltru] Swiss German and Alsatian

Addison Phillips <addison@yahoo-inc.com> Wed, 28 November 2007 00:24 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ltru] Swiss German and Alsatian
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John Cowan wrote:
> Nicolas Krebs scripsit:
> 
>> http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=gsw
>> show "Called 'Schwyzerd├╝tsch' in Switzerland, and 'Alsatian' in France."
>> Is this right? 
> 
> It is right, because BCP 47 defers to ISO 639 for language subtags,
> and ISO 639 defers to Ethnologue for the definitions of currently spoken
> natural languages.
> 
>> If yes, please add Alsatian in the official registry, 
> 
> This appeal should properly be addressed to ISO 639-2/RA by email at
> iso639-2@loc.gov, and/or to ISO 639-3/RA by following the instructions
> at http://www.sil.org/iso639-3/submit_changes.asp .  No one else can
> help you -- in particular, this mailing list cannot.
> 

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