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We can put this on the agenda to discuss on our teleconference on 18 Apr.

Rebecca

On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Christian Galinski wrote:

> While not advocating to use every and any names for languages/dialects
> around in use, I would like to stress again that we do not have
> sufficient rules for preferred names, admitted names, deprecated names,
> colloquial names, insulting names, outdated names, etc.... and how to
> order them (if listed on the screen or on paper).
> 
> rgds
> Christian
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Of Peter Constable
> Sent: Dienstag, 28. März 2006 19:10
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: New ISO 630 proposal - Arpitan; Francoprovenç al - disc
> ussion
> 
> 
> > From: ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On 
> > Behalf Of Milicent K Wewerka
> 
> 
> > "Patois" (or "Patoues") is not a language name.
> 
> I'm inclined to think that "Patois" is used as a language name whenever
> someone says, "They speak Patois" (though not if someone says, "they
> speak a patois"). (My French isn't good enough to know how "Ils parlent
> patois" would be understood.) 
> 
> It's just a highly a ambiguous name. And so much so that I would not
> think it worth while listing as an alternate name.
> 
> 
> 
> Peter
>