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

"Doug Ewell" <dewell@roadrunner.com> Mon, 03 December 2007 05:58 UTC

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Subject: [Ltru] Re: John Cowan throws in the towel on extlangs
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John Cowan <cowan at ccil dot org> wrote:

>> Then if they currently use "zh-cmn" for some Mandarin purpose, 
>> wouldn't they be equally encouraged to switch to "cmn"?
>
> Yes.  However, people using "zh" to tag Mandarin shouldn't be 
> encouraged to switch to "cmn".

To me, and perhaps only to me, saying that people tagging Cantonese as 
"zh[-yue]" should be encouraged to switch to "yue", but people tagging 
Mandarin as "zh[-cmn]" should not be encouraged to switch to "cmn", is 
tantamount to saying that "zh" is a synonym for "cmn".  If it is not, 
I'd like to know how it is not.

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