Two people have "nodded"; no other comments have been received. I will send this to ballot now. Håvard ------------------------- Håvard Hjulstad mailto:[log in to unmask] Chairman ISO/TC37 (Terminology and other language resources) Convener of ISO/TC37/SC2/WG1 (Language coding) Acting chairman of ISO 639 RA-JAC Solfallsveien 31 NO-1430 Ås, Norway tel: +47 64963684 & +47 64944233 mob: +47 90145563 http://www.hjulstad.com/havard/ ------------------------- -----Original Message----- From: Håvard Hjulstad [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: 3. februar 2003 22:08 To: ISO639 JAC list Subject: New ISO 639 proposal - Kashubian - DISCUSSION The following proposal has been submitted: This data was submitted on: Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 16:19:39 lang_in_eng = Kashubian lang_in_fre = Caschoubais ref_where_found_1 = EN - MARC language codes table; FR - table with Kashubian text of "Our Father" prayer in the Pater Noster Church in Jerusalem lang_in_vern = Kaszëbsczi ref_where_found_2 = commonly used by the Kashubians trans_lit = none evidence = Many Kashubian documents are held by the Central Library of the University of Gdansk. Detailed list at http://www.zk-p.pl/misc/iso639/doc_list.htm. Also worth to notify the table with Kashubian text of "Our Father" prayer in the Pater Noster Church in Jerusalem. addinfo = At least several dozens of thousands of active speakers (more precise number is expected from results of National Census 2002 in Poland, when they are published). Kashubian has a status of ethnic minority language and it is taught in several dozens of public schools. Kashubians live in region of Gdansk in northern Poland. Estimations of number of Kashubians vary from 300 to 500 thousands. request_addition = ISO 639-2 only 2_code_suggestion = kb (future) 3_code_suggestion = ksb submit_name = Stanislaw Geppert submit_email = [log in to unmask] submit_status = Speaker (second language). Developer of website presenting Kashubian culture, www.zk-p.pl * * * * * * * * This language is not new on JAC's table. It was (briefly) discussed during the JAC meeting 2002-02, and it was rejected for the alpha-2 code and "deferred" for the alpha-3 code. Currently this item is encoded "sla" (= other Slavic languages). Ethnologue: CSB = Kashubian Linguasphere: 53-AAA-cb Names: The English name "Kashubian" seems to be by far more used that other variants ("Cashubian" and other). The French name should probably be "kachoube" only (not "caschoubais", as suggested by the proposer). The indigenous name: The proposer gives "kaszëbsczi", while http://www.evertype.com/alphabets/kashubian.pdf has kaszëbszczi jãzëk (where of course "jãzëk" means "language"). Identifier: Both the proposed "ksb" and Ethnologue's "csb" is available in 639-2. In Ethnologue "KSB" is used (Shambala, a Niger-Congo language in Tanzania). I invite members to express their opinion about the choice of identifier. In my opinion this item should definitely be included in the alpha-3 code.