ISO 639 Ballot -- New item: Udmurt
Please vote by Friday 2003-01-24.
Please see additional information below the ballot form.
Submitted by (your name, please):
(A) -- Inclusion:
_X_ I am in favour of including the individual language "Udmurt" in 639-2
___ I am opposed to including the individual language "Udmurt" in 639-2
(B) -- Identifier:
(Please vote even if you are opposed to the inclusion of the item)
_X_ I accept the alpha-3 identifier "udm" for Mordvin (if to be included)
___ I do not accept the identifier "udm" -- Comment:
(C) -- Language names:
_X_ I accept the English name "Udmurt" (if to be included)
___ I do not accept the English name "Udmurt" -- Comment:
___ I accept the French name "oudmourte" (if to be included)
_X_ I do not accept the French name "oudmourte" -- Comment:
I suggest the French name "votiak"
It is the name which appears on the most well known French source about
languages :"Les langues du Monde" published by Société linguistique de Paris in
1952. In the book, "votiak" appears as the French form for the language for
which the indigenous name is "ud-murt". The French name for the people speaking
these langue is "Votiaks" , these people live between Viatka and Kama.
_X_ I accept the indigenous name "udmurt kyl" (if to be included)
___ I do not accept the indigenous name "udmurt kyl" -- Comment:
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Background and additional information:
This is based on a proposal submitted on 2002-10-11 and circulated to the
JAC for comments on 2002-10-30. Feedback has been received from Michael
The source of the French name is http://www.eurominority.org/.
- (Same comment as in the vote for erzya :)
I strongly doubt whether http://www.eurominority.org is a valid source for the
French variant of the name. When I try to get the information in French on the
Eurominority site, the only thing I get in French is the frame and headings
display, the information itself, that is the languages names, etc. remains in
The source of the indigenous name is http://www.evertype.com/alphabets/