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THIS MESSAGE WAS SENT YESTERDAY WITH INCORRECT IDENTIFIER. THIS HAS BEEN
CORRECTED BELOW.

The first ballot on this item has been completed. The original ballot form
is included below.

The ballot passed unanimously on all points. However, a comments was
submitted relating to the indigenous name, and I invite members to discuss
this briefly before the final result is published. A new ballot will NOT be
circulated unless we get comments.
The inclusion of the identifier "dar" has been approved.

The following comment was submitted:
" I propose to add also another script variant "acusa" [with latin small
letter s with caron]- "Les langues du monde" referres to as a form of
dargwa, promoted to the rank of litterary langue."

Best regards,
Håvard Hjulstad

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ISO 639 Ballot -- New item: Dargwa

Please vote by Friday 2003-01-24.

Please see additional information below the ballot form.

Submitted by (your name, please):

(A) -- Inclusion:
(1)
___  I am in favour of including the individual language "Dargwa" in 639-2
(alpha-3 code)
___  I am opposed to including the individual language "Dargwa" in 639-2
(alpha-3 code)

(B) -- Identifier:
(Please vote even if you are opposed to the inclusion of the item)
(2)
___  I accept the alpha-3 identifier "dar" for Ingush (if to be included)
___  I do not accept the identifier "dar" -- Comment:

(C) -- Language names:
(3)
___  I accept the English name "Dargwa" (if to be included)
___  I do not accept the English name "Dargwa" -- Comment:

(4)
___  I accept the French name "dargwa" (if to be included)
___  I do not accept the French name "dargwa" -- Comment:

(5)
___  I accept the indigenous name "aqqusha midz" (if to be included)
___  I do not accept the indigenous name "aqqusha midz" -- Comment:


Other comments:

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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
Everson only.

Please note that the proposed identifier is identical with the Ethnologue
identifier, but that it is NOT based on the indigenous name of the language.
(Potential identifiers like "aqq" and "aqa" are available.)

The source of the French name is http://www.eurominority.org/.

The source of the indigenous name is http://www.evertype.com/alphabets/