Dear ISO 639 RAs-JAC members,

 

As you will realize, ISO 639-2 and ISO 639-5 have a number of items in common. During the elaboration of ISO 639-5 it became evident that 639-2 names like “Afro-Asiatic (other)” in English and “afro-asiatiques, autres langues” in French needed to be modified, and ISO 639-5 uses “Afro-Asiatic languages” and “afro-asiatiques, langues” respectively.

 

The intention of this message is to formalize the name change process for the purpose of ISO 639-2, making it in effect an implementation issue whether “afa” means the entire group or those items within the group that don’t have individual language identifiers in the subset in question (which for the time being in effect means ISO 639-2).

 

If you feel you need a specific discussion relating to any individual items, please make a comment to that effect. All items that haven’t been singled out for individual processing, will be changed in one ballot following this initial process.

 

The list below contains items in ISO 639-5 that are also included in ISO 639-2, but that currently have different names in the tables of the two parts. In most, but not all, cases this applies to both English and French names.

 

Please comment (within 25 November) on the table below by identifying any items that may need special consideration.

 

id

“new” English names

previous 639-2 English names

“new” French names

previous 639-2 French names

afa

Afro-Asiatic languages

Afro-Asiatic (Other)

afro-asiatiques, langues

afro-asiatiques, autres langues

apa

Apache languages

apache, langues

apache

art

Artificial languages

Artificial (Other)

artificielles, langues

artificielles, autres langues

bai

Bamileke languages

bamiléké, langues

bamilékés, langues

bat

Baltic languages

Baltic (Other)

baltiques, langues

baltiques, autres langues

ber

Berber languages

Berber (Other)

berbères, langues

berbères, autres langues

bnt

Bantu languages

Bantu (Other)

bantoues, langues

bantoues, autres langues

cai

Central American Indian languages

Central American Indian (Other)

indiennes d'Amérique centrale, langues

indiennes d'Amérique centrale, autres langues

cau

Caucasian languages

Caucasian (Other)

caucasiennes, langues

caucasiennes, autres langues

cel

Celtic languages

Celtic (Other)

celtiques, langues

celtiques, autres langues

cpe

Creoles and pidgins, English-based

Creoles and pidgins, English-based (Other)

créoles et pidgins anglais

créoles et pidgins anglais, autres

cpf

Creoles and pidgins, French-based

Creoles and pidgins, French-based (Other)

créoles et pidgins français

créoles et pidgins français, autres

cpp

Creoles and pidgins, Portuguese-based

Creoles and pidgins, Portuguese-based (Other)

créoles et pidgins portugais

créoles et pidgins portugais, autres

crp

Creoles and pidgins

Creoles and pidgins (Other)

créoles et pidgins

créoles et pidgins divers

cus

Cushitic languages

Cushitic (Other)

couchitiques, langues

couchitiques, autres langues

dra

Dravidian languages

Dravidian (Other)

dravidiennes, langues

dravidiennes, autres langues

fiu

Finno-Ugrian languages

Finno-Ugrian (Other)

finno-ougriennes, langues

finno-ougriennes, autres langues

gem

Germanic languages

Germanic (Other)

germaniques, langues

germaniques, autres langues

inc

Indic languages

Indic (Other)

indo-aryennes, langues

indo-aryennes, autres langues

ine

Indo-European languages

Indo-European (Other)

indo-européennes, langues

indo-européennes, autres langues

ira

Iranian languages

Iranian (Other)

iraniennes, langues

iraniennes, autres langues

khi

Khoisan languages

Khoisan (Other)

khoïsan, langues

khoisan, autres langues

map

Austronesian languages

Austronesian (Other)

austronésiennes, langues

malayo-polynésiennes, autres langues

mkh

Mon-Khmer languages

Mon-Khmer (Other)

môn-khmer, langues

môn-khmer, autres langues

myn

Mayan languages

mayas, langues

maya, langues

nai

North American Indian languages

North American Indian (Other)

indiennes d'Amérique du Nord, langues

indiennes d'Amérique du Nord, autres langues

nic

Niger-Kordofanian languages

Niger-Kordofanian (Other)

nigéro-kordofaniennes, langues

nigéro-congolaises, autres langues

oto

Otomian languages

otomi, langues

otomangue, langues

paa

Papuan languages

Papuan (Other)

papoues, langues

papoues, autres langues

phi

Philippine languages

Philippine (Other)

philippines, langues

philippines, autres langues

pra

Prakrit languages

prâkrits, langues

prâkrit

roa

Romance languages

Romance (Other)

romanes, langues

romanes, autres langues

sai

South American Indian languages

South American Indian (Other)

indiennes d'Amérique du Sud, langues

indiennes d'Amérique du Sud, autres langues

sem

Semitic languages

Semitic (Other)

sémitiques, langues

sémitiques, autres langues

sit

Sino-Tibetan languages

Sino-Tibetan (Other)

sino-tibétaines, langues

sino-tibétaines, autres langues

sla

Slavic languages

Slavic (Other)

slaves, langues

slaves, autres langues

smi

Sami languages

Sami languages (Other)

sames, langues

639-2:1998 = sami, langues; sami, autres langues

ssa

Nilo-Saharan languages

Nilo-Saharan (Other)

nilo-sahariennes, langues

nilo-sahariennes, autres langues

tai

Tai languages

Tai (Other)

tai, langues

thaïes, autres langues

tut

Altaic languages

Altaic (Other)

altaïques, langues

altaïques, autres langues

 

 

Best regards,

Håvard

 

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