[Ltru] Re: John Cowan throws in the towel on extlangs

"Doug Ewell" <dewell@roadrunner.com> Fri, 30 November 2007 06:41 UTC

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Subject: [Ltru] Re: John Cowan throws in the towel on extlangs
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Don Osborn <dzo at bisharat dot net> wrote:

> Apologies in advance if this is a non-sequiteur to this particular 
> thread, but is there provision for new macrolanguages. A while back 
> there was a suggestion that we know them all, but I could suggest 
> other possibilities such as Runyakitara (aready mentioned), Oshiwambo, 
> possible new mix for Manding languages. This may be ISO 639 territory, 
> but also would relate to use of tags.

This is unquestionably ISO 639 territory; "macrolanguage" is their word 
and their concept.  The only business LTRU and ietf-languages should 
have in this regard is to use the macrolanguage definitions from ISO 
639-3 (or none at all), and to lobby the ISO 639-3 people to make 
whatever changes we feel need to be made.

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