In May, I sent the following information to this discussion list:
I find the Encyclopedia Britannica article on Sorbian languages
mentions also "East Sorbian." The complete statement: "The remnants of
East Sorbian, which, in contrast to High and Low Sorbian, has no
literary form, are spoken in the area of Muskau." If there is indeed
another Sorbian language, then the collective code would still be valid
for that. Does anyone have any further information on "East Sorbian?"
I never heard anything further from anyone about "East Sorbian." We
haven't heard any response from Havard. Has he received any other
information on the issue of the collective code?
Library of Congress
>>> John Clews <[log in to unmask]> 07/23/03 05:32AM >>>
In message <[log in to unmask]>
Rebecca Guenther wrote via [log in to unmask]:
> We need to be conservative about deprecating an existing code. I
> want to be absolutely sure that there are no other possible languages
> would fit into the group code. We need to be concerned not only
> living languages but other languages that may have existed in the
> that fit into the group code and would have no place if it were
> deprecated. My recollection is that Millie had sent some information
> Havard when this was first brought up about some other possible
> falling under Sorbian languages.
In that case it would be useful if Milicent sent it more widely to
the list, so that a cooperative effort could establish whether there
are any further Sorbian languages (which I doubt). There's no point
in recommending codes just for the sake of it.
Standards aren't for "perhapses." That's why deprecation is available
as a mechanism.
Keytempo Limited (Information Management),
8 Avenue Rd, Harrogate, HG2 7PG
Tel: +44 1423 888 432
mobile: +44 7766 711 395
Email: [log in to unmask]