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Håvard Hjulstad wrote:

> JAC ballot 2004-08 - Maninka
>
> PLEASE VOTE BY 2004-08-06.
>
> Submitted by (your name, please):  Eeva Murtomaa

I agree with Rebecca, Peter and Glenn


>
> Please see below for additional information.
>
>
> (A) -- Inclusion:
>
> (1)
>
> ___ I am in favour of including "Maninka" in 639-1 (alpha-2 code)
>
> ___ I am opposed to including "Maninka" in 639-1 (alpha-2 code)
>
> (2)
>
> ___ I am in favour of including "Maninka" in 639-2 (alpha-3 code)
>
> ___ I am opposed to including "Maninka" in 639-2 (alpha-3 code)
>
>
> (B) -- Identifiers:
>
> (Please vote even if you are opposed to the inclusion of the item.)
>
> (3)
>
> ___ I accept the alpha-2 identifier "md" for "Maninka" (if to be included)
>
> ___ I do not accept the alpha-2 identifier "md" for "Maninka" -- Comment:
>
> (4)
>
> ___ I accept the alpha-3 identifier "mdk" for "Maninka" (if to be included)
>
> ___ I do not accept the alpha-3 identifier "mdk" for "Maninka" -- Comment:
>
>
> (C) -- Language names:
>
> (Please vote even if you are opposed to the inclusion of the item.)
>
> (5)
>
> ___ I accept the English name "Maninka"
>
> ___ I do not accept the English name "Maninka" -- Comment:
>
> (6)
>
> ___ I accept the French name "maninka"
>
> ___ I do not accept the French name "maninka" -- Comment:
>
> (7)
>
> ___ I accept the indigenous name "mandenkan"
>
> ___ I do not accept the indigenous name "mandenkan" -- Comment:
>
>
> (D)
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> Other comments:
>
> * * * * * * * * *
>
> Additional information:
>
> Please find the original submission below.
>
> The JAC discussion was initiated on 2004-04-26. There has been no comments
> from any members (except that Michael Everson indicated that he would try to
> find some information). There are clearly issues that may need to be
> resolved: What is the relationship with the entry "man" in 639-3 (Mandingo)?
> The draft 639-3 and Ethnologue have other entries that seem to relate. (See
> the message that initiated the JAC "discussion" on 2004-04-26 for further
> details.)
>
> ORIGINAL SUBMISSION:
>
> This data was submitted on: Monday, April 5, 2004 at 11:03:42
>
> lang_in_eng = MANINKA
> lang_in_fre = MANINKA
> ref_where_found_1 = http://www.ethnologue.org/show_language.asp?code=MNI
> lang_in_vern = MANDENKAN
> ref_where_found_2 = http://www.ethnologue.org/show_language.asp?code=MNI
> trans_lit = N'KO
> evidence = Here are some proof of sufficient number of documents.
>
> 1 -------------------------------------------
> There is a monthly newspaper which can be found at:
> Journal culturel de l'Association ICRA-N'KO
> B.P. 1119
> Conakry, Guinea
> TEL: 224-46-45-95
>
> 2--------------------------------------------
> ICRA-N'KO - Association pour l'Impulsion et la Coordination des Recherches
> sur l'Alphabet N'Ko
> Executive Director: Kobinko Bintou Burama Kaba
> B.P. 1119
> Conakry, Guinea
> Tel: (224) 46-30-44, (224) 46-45-95 Fax: (224) 46-27-44
>
> 3--------------------------------------------------------
> Sanoussy fiman Diané
> Director, Central N'ko Bookseller Lérada
> B.P. 1119
> Quartier Coleah
> Conakry, Guinea
> Tel: (224) 46-45-95, (224) 41-36-33
> [log in to unmask]
>
> 4-------------------------------------
> ATP - Association des Tradithérapeutes et Pharmacologues
> Conakry, Guinea
> Tel: (224) 44-38-33
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
> addinfo = According to SIL, more than 2,255,000 (1986 )people speak this
> language but the number is much more than that. The Maninka (indigenous
> people call it mandenkan) language is spoken in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra
> Leonne, Côte d'ivoire, Mali and Senegal.
>
> The SIL code is : MNI
> You can found more information on that language on www.ethnologue.org and
> additional information on the culture on the web site www.manden.org.
>
> About History of manden people :
> http://www.manden.org/article.php3?id_article=2
>
> About the project of mandenkan support within information technology :
> http://www.manden.org/article.php3?id_article=5
>
> About mandenken writing system :
> http://www.manden.org/article.php3?id_article=12
>
>
>
> request_addition = ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-2
> 2_code_suggestion = MD
> 3_code_suggestion = MDK
> submit_name = Aboubacar CISSOKO
> submit_email = [log in to unmask]
> submit_status = I am a speaker of the language.
>
> I am the president of "Association MANDEN", a non profit organization which
> works for manden cultural promotion and which goal is to help manden people
> to access to information technology.
>
> We are currently working for the support of our language in defferent
> Computer OS.
>