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Hello All,

Only Peter has commented regarding the changes involved in additional names for two code elements in both 639-2 and 639-3:

Affected language identifier: bej
  Change type: Update
  Change attribute: The proposed change is a change in Language Name, either adding a name, deleting a name and/or changing the reference name
  Old value: Bedawi
  New value: Bedawiyet; Beja



Affected language identifier: ile
  Change type: Update
  Change attribute: The proposed change is a change in Language Name, either adding a name, deleting a name and/or changing the reference name
  Old value: Interlingue
  New value: Interlingue; Occidental (in this case, there had been a separate identifier for Occidental, which was merged into this upon the determination that they are really referring to the same constructed language, commonly using different names in different stages of its development)



If a ballot is needed for these, would you please issue one Håvard?

-Joan



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Thanks for the report. I’ve commented on Catalan/Valencian in a separate thread. I’ll comment on other changes here:
 
-          2 additional names for entries in Parts 2 and 3: I see no particular problem with accepting these.
 
-          14 “retirements” in Part 3: My only concern is that documentation gets added for each deprecated entry referring users to the entry into which it has been merged.
 
-          8 splits to items in Part 3: Can I assume your intent is that the existing items all take on scope of macrolanguage and get mappings to the new encompassed elements? (Out of curiousity, do we end up with any two-level macrolanguage-mapping hierarchies as a result – i.e. a macrolanguage that has a mappings to another encompassed macrolangauge?)
 
-          50 new entries for Part 3: My only concern is that care is taken to deal with any macrolanguage mappings that may be need to be added.
 
-          49 name changes in Part 3: I see no particular problem with accepting these.
 
 
Peter
 
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Hello All,


The first round of change requests for ISO 639-3 underwent review from April 1 - June 30. As expected, not many received any comments, though the Valencian request received 43 comments alone (5 other change requests received one comment each), about 1/4 opposed and 4/5 in favor (including a form letter sent in by 9 people).


I am attaching a document that is my report on the changes, with summaries and recommendations. Three code elements affected are in both Part 2 and Part 3. The changes to these are summarized first in the report. The rest of the report contains summaries of all other changes (those affecting only Part 3).


Obviously action on the three code elements in both parts will require agreement of the JAC. In addition, though, I would appreciate a review of the other proposed changes, as it is just possible that one or more of them might have some effect on Part 2 that I had not foreseen.


To see the actual change request documentation, use this pattern for the link:


http://www.sil.org/iso639-3/chg_detail.asp?id=2006-129
where the parameter at the end is the change request number.


In order to minimize delay in posting the results of the requests (at least for those only pertaining to part 3), I would appreciate a response by July 18th, if possible. Debate on the Valencian - Catalan matter may take longer, of course. For more on that matter, please see my message dated 13 Apr 2007.


Thanks,


Joan Spanne
ISO 639-3/RA
SIL International
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Dallas, TX 75236
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