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Query:   ISO 639: reactions from users/potential users
Author:  Nicholas Ostler
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Language Documentation
Typology

Summary:   NOTE FROM NICHOLAS OSTLER:
AS BEFORE, THIS IS JOHN CLEWS' MESSAGE, (SENT SUN, 06 FEB 2000 12:16:57 GMT )
AND REPLIES OR COMMENTS SHOULD GO TO HIM DIRECT AT
ENDANGER@SESAME.DEMON.CO.UK (JOHN CLEWS)

QUERY ISSUE 11-230
THIS WEEK I POSTED A QUESTIONNAIRE TO VARIOUS EMAIL LISTS, BASED ON
THE COMPARATIVE LIST OF LC-MARC CODES, ISO 639-2 CODES AND ISO 639-1
CODES, THAT YOU HAVE SEEN BEFORE.

THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST IN THIS FROM VARIOUS LINGUISTS IN
SEVERAL PARTS OF THE WORLD. SOME OF THE COMMENTS MAY BE USEFUL, AND
SOME LESS SO, AND WE MAY OR MAY NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH ALL THE
LANGUAGES DISCUSSED.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO SENT REPLIES ABOUT THE CODES OR
LANGUAGES, AND WOULD LIKE TO FEED THIS DIGEST, WITHOUT ANY COMMENT AT
THIS STAGE, BACK TO THE LISTS WHOSE MEMBERS RESPONDED SO WELL, AND SO
QUICKLY.

THE RESPONSES COVER SEVERAL DIFFERENT GROUPS OF LANGUAGES, AND ARE
ARRANGEDD JUST IN THE ORDER THEY WERE RECEIVED, NOT BY ANY LANGUAGE
ORDER. HOWEVER, AS IT HAPPENS SEVERAL RESPONSES ON SOUTH ASIAN
LANGUAGES ARE ALL TOGETHER, FURTHER DOWN, AS SEVERAL RESPONDED FROM
THE SOUTH ASIAN LINGUISTS LIST , AND MY
APOLOGIES TO SUBSCRIBERS TO BOTH LISTS WHO HAVE THEREFORE SEEN THIS
TWICE. TEXT BELOW THIS POINT IS IDENTICAL IN THE POSTINGS TO BOTH
LISTS.

SOME OF THE REPLIES MAY SUGGEST ADDITIONAL CODES, OR ADDITIONAL
STRATEGIES, FOR WHAT WE DO IN THE ISO 639 JAC, AND/OR IN OTHER CODES
LISTS.

IF I RECEIVE ANY OTHER REPLIES AFTER THIS, I SHALL ALSO CONSIDER ANY
FURTHER INFORMATION WHICH ADDS TO WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN SENT.

BEST REGARDS

JOHN CLEWS

NB: REPLIES ARE SEPARATED BY DASHES, THUS:

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> DATE: THU, 03 FEB 2000 20:03:20 -0800
> TO: JOHN CLEWS
> FROM:

LL Issue: 11.294
Date Posted: 12-Feb-2000
Original Query: Read original query