Re: [Ltru] Re: proto-draft-10

John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org> Tue, 04 December 2007 03:05 UTC

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To: Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Ltru] Re: proto-draft-10
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Frank Ellermann scripsit:

> What kind of "if and when we need them" is this, where the
> proposed language wasn't good enough for ISO 639-3 ?  
c

ISO 639 RA/JAC won't always necessarily be run by the sensible people
who control it now.

> For Sealandish as used on Sealand i-sealand should suffice.
> Sealand is one of the few serious micronation articles on
> en.wikipedia.org, others are best described as "crackpot".

They speak, or spoke, English there, and maybe a bit of Dutch.
Countries aren't the issue: languages are.

> I also don't miss klingon-Blis-AQ, I picked an i-whatever 
> where I was sure that it's not deprecated.  The "klingon"
> case also shows that anything surviving giggle tests gets
> an ISO 639 code sooner or later, and after that we could
> use tlh-Blis-AQ as we see fit.  

Indeed.

-- 
John Cowan    cowan@ccil.org    http://ccil.org/~cowan
This great college [Trinity], of this ancient university [Cambridge],
has seen some strange sights. It has seen Wordsworth drunk and Porson
sober. And here am I, a better poet than Porson, and a better scholar
than Wordsworth, somewhere betwixt and between.  --A.E. Housman


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