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I support this proposal. Karelian certainly should be in 639-2.

At 12:47 +0200 2005-08-17, Håvard  Hjulstad wrote:
>Dear JAC members,
>
>We have received a proposal to include Karelian 
>in 639-2. Please see proposal text below.
>
>Current status:
>
>- 639-1 and -2 do not contain Karelian. Encoding 
>will currently have to be "fiu = Finno-Ugrian 
>(other)". In connection with the finalization of 
>639-1 there was a proposal to include "North 
>Karelian". That proposal was not accepted.
>
>- 639-3 (and the Ethnologue) has "krl = 
>Karelian". The main entry in Ethnologue is under 
>Russia (Europe), with a reference from Finland.
>
>- Linguasphere has "Karely+Lüdi" as 41-AAA-b, 
>subdivided into "karyalan-N.", "karyalan-S.", 
>"olonec", "lüdi-N.", "lüdi-S.", and "izhor".
>
>The proposed identifier (krl) is that of 639-3.
>
>There seems to be every reason to include this item in 639-2.
>
>DISCUSSION please (until 2005-09-09).
>
>Best regards,
>Håvard
>
>***********************************
>
>This data was submitted on: Friday, March 18, 2005 at 08:23:48
>
>lang_in_eng = Karelian
>
>lang_in_fre = Carélien
>
>ref_where_found_1 = 
><http://www.kotus.fi/inenglish/>http://www.kotus.fi/inenglish/
>
>lang_in_vern = karjala
>
>ref_where_found_2 = <http://www.kotus.fi/>http://www.kotus.fi/
>
>trans_lit = -
>
>evidence = Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus 
>(Kotus), the Reasearch Inst= itute for the 
>Languages of Finland (RILF), has over 50 books 
>in Karelian in its libraries.
>Three Karelian tabloid size "newspapers" are published once or twice a month.
>The work on a six-volume dictionary of the 
>Karelian language (ISSN 0355-543= 7, 0356-5769) 
>has now been completed (after a fifty-year 
>effort by a full-time staff) at RILF as a joint 
>effort with the Finno-Ugrian Society, the 
>publisher.
>
>addinfo = Karelian is spoken primarily on either 
>side of the south-east boarder of Finland (with 
>Russia). It is not an official minority language 
>of Finland nor Russia.
>
>request_addition = ISO 639-2 only
>
>2_code_suggestion =
>
>3_code_suggestion = KRL
>
>submit_name = Erkki I. Kolehmainen
>
>submit_email = <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
>
>submit_status = Co-ordinator for ICT-related 
>cultural diversity issues at RILF and secretary 
>of the national working group (with special 
>funding from the Ministry of Education).


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