From: NDMSO [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 3:43 AM
To: [log in to unmask]; Mangin, Julie
Subject: Request for new ISO language code
Request for new ISO language code.
English name of Language: Tabasaran
French name of Language: Tabassaran
Vernacular name of Language: Tabasaran
Evidence: Library of Congress, Library Tabasaran people
National Evidence: Tabasaran Fund
Size Evidence: Tabasaran language is notable for its case system: the names are about 52 different word forms, including about 40 local. In the northern dialect, there are two grammatical class names: class of sentient beings and the class of irrational creatures and objects. In the southern dialect of grammatical classes of names are missing.
The verb changes according to person and number, has a complex system of tenses and moods. For syntax characteristic of a simple sentence with the nominative, ergative, dative constructions.
Official Evidence: One of the official languages of Dagestan
Education Evidence: Russia, Dagestan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine
Additional Info: Tabasaran language in 2007 gained the status of "official" in the Republic of Dagestan
ISO 639-2 only : yes
ISO 639-2 and ISO 639-1 : yes
three_code_suggestion : tab
two_code_suggestion : tb
Submitter's name: David-nelson
Submitter's email : [log in to unmask]
Submitter's status : Speaker of language and teacher