Below please find a submission for a new alpha-3 identifier:
Classical Newari; Old Newari.
Newari is already in 639-2 with identifier "new". It is a Sino-Tibetan/Tibeto-Burman language mostly used in Nepal. The new proposal is for its "classical" form.
Classical Newari is not encoded in Ethnologue. The proposed identifier (onw) is available. This identifier is based on the English form "Old Newari", which is not the primary name in the proposal. An alternative identifier like "nwc" (which is also available) could be considered.
The French name in the proposal is "nevari classique". The modern form of the language is registered with French name "newari". The form with w seems to be more common in French, and I suggest "newari classique" as the French form.
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Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 03:07:32 -0500
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Subject: New ISO 639-2 code
This data was submitted on: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 03:07:32
lang_in_eng = Classical Newari, Old Newari
lang_in_fre = Nevari classique
ref_where_found_1 = Kamal Prakash Malla, _Dictionary of Classical Newari_ Kathmandu 1990
lang_in_vern = phulangu nepaal bhaa.sa ref_where_found_2 = Kamal Prakash Malla, _Dictionary of Classical Newari_ Kathmandu 1990
evidence = Asa Saphu Kuthi, Nepal (250+)
National Archives, Kathmandu (250+)
Nepal-German Manuscript Cataloguing Programme (250+)
addinfo = Classical Newari is the pre-1850 literary form of Modern Newari. It is no longer spoken or written, but it is an important source language for historians and philologists.
request_addition = ISO 639-2 only
3_code_suggestion = onw
submit_name = Dr. Will Tuladhar-Douglas
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submit_status = Academic. Non-native speaker of modern Newari.