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(1) The question of adding "Yi languages (other)" has not at any point
delayed the issue of "Sichuan Yi", which seems to be Michael's concern.

(2) Some concern has been raised as to the usefulness of the "other-type"
language groups alltogether. I share the concern. From many points of view
these groups don't make any sense. However, they are in fact used in the
context of 639-2. I have discussed this issue in the document that I have
made available on the TC37/SC2/WG1 site on the ISOTC Server (N101). I
believe that the life of the "other-type" language groups will be vastly
changed following the finalization of "Part 3" of 639. ("Part 3" will cover
all the individual languages that are currently covered by Ethnologue.)
[Those members of the JAC that for some reason are not members of
TC37/SC2/WG1 can get document N101 from me upon request.]

Best regards,
Håvard Hjulstad


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From: ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of
John Clews
Sent: 7. oktober 2002 02:11
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Subject: Re: Yi


In message <p05111b01b9c33be3f8cb@[195.218.108.10]>
Michael Everson wrote via [log in to unmask]:

> Or in other words, add Sichuan Yi now, and if an actual requirement
> arises to assign a code for another Yi language, do it at that time.

Indeed: neatly put. I also wanted to raise some general points or
principle related to this, which was why my posting was more
loquacious.

Best regards

John Clews

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