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Subject: [JACVOTE] JAC ballot 2004-11 - Ainu
JAC ballot 2004-11 - Ainu
Please vote by 2004-11-19
Please see additional information below.
Ballot submitted by (your name): Christian Galinski
_x__ I am in favour of including Ainu in the alpha-3 code table of ISO
___ I am opposed to including Ainu in the alpha-3 code table of ISO
[There is a request for an alpha-2 identifier as well. However, that
will not be voted on.]
Comments: I am against the inclusion of an alpha-2 identifier
_x__ I accept the identifier "ain".
___ I do not accept the identifier "ain".
_x__ I accept the English name "Ainu".
___ I do not accept the English name "Ainu".
_x__ I accept the French name "aïnou".
___ I do not accept the French name "aïnou".
_x__ I accept the indigenous name "ainu".
___ I do not accept the indigenous name "ainu".
Comments: the indigenous name seems to bee "Ainu Itak" (where Itak means
language, such as in in "nihongo" for Japanese, "zhongwen" for Chinese
and in many other languages); who can confirm that "ainu" (meaning
"human") also stands for the language as well as it stands for the Ainu
(D) General comments:
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This data was submitted on: Friday, August 13, 2004 at 06:49:36
lang_in_eng = AINU
lang_in_fre = AÏNOU
lang_in_vern = "AINU" means "human".
ref_where_found_2 = The Ainu people did not have a character. trans_lit
evidence = National Diet Library(1274)
for example http://jinbunweb.sgu.ac.jp/~ainu/biblio/european.html
The AINU Museum(6000) http://www.ainu-museum.or.jp/english/english.html
addinfo = AINU language: 15 active speakers (1996).
In the ethnic group: about 15,000 in Japan (second language). see next
request_addition = ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-2
2_code_suggestion = AI
3_code_suggestion = AIN
submit_name = OSADA, Takaharu
submit_email = [log in to unmask]
submit_status = Chairman of the Japanese National Committee for
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This has been submitted for discussion on the JAC email list. There have
been few comments, and no arguments against the alpha-3 identifier.
No-one has been in favour of adding an alpha-2 identifier.
The alpha-3 identifier "ain" is used for this item in draft 639-3.