I agree that we should not code alpha-2, but have no objection to including frp in 639-2.





From: ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Håvard Hjulstad
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 4:47 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: New ISO 630 proposal - Arpitan; Francoprovençal - disc ussion


Dear JAC members,


The proposal below has been submitted some time ago.


As far as I can understand it is the item that is encoded "frp" (Franco-Provençal) in Ethnologue and ISO 639-3. Ethnologue has as alternate names Patois and Arpitan.


The proposer asks for an alpha-2 identifier as well. I would suggest that we do not include it in the alpha-2 table.


The question is then whether the item should be "moved" from 639-3 to 639-2.


Discussion please (until 14 April).


Best regards,





This data was submitted on: Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 04:10:36

lang_in_eng = Arpitan, Francoprovençal

lang_in_fre = Arpitan, Francoprovençal, Savoyard

ref_where_found_1 = http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arpitan

lang_in_vern = Arpitan, Savoyârd, Patouès

ref_where_found_2 = http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arpitan

trans_lit =

evidence = Académie chablaisienne (70), Centre de la Culture Savoyarde (nd), Centre de dialectologie de Neuchâtel (more than 50)... See also "anthology francoprovençale" by Dominique Stich

addinfo = 80 000 speakers in Italy (Val d'Aosta - official, Piemont, Pouilles), Switzerland (Geneva, Valais, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Vaud), France (Savoy, Lyonnais, Franche-Comté Sud, Bresse, Forez...).

request_addition = ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-2

2_code_suggestion = ap

3_code_suggestion = arp

submit_name = Arban Lavy

submit_email = [log in to unmask]

submit_status = President of Arpitan Culture Alliance (Aliance culturèla arpitana), Lausanne