Dear Members of the JAC,

I have had another request to assign a code to Montenegrin. I have looked through the various files of the ISO639-3 account, and the last thing I have are some messages marked "Montenegrin--second ballot soon". I cannot find the final result. Could someone let me know what the result of the second ballot was (I assume it happened in July or August of 2010, after Joan was no longer actively doing ISO 639-3).

Thank you very much for your help. I will need to answer the new request.


Melinda Lyons 
ISO 639-3 RA
SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236

On Tue, 8 Jun 2010 10:04:13 +0200
 Michael Everson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>On 8 Jun 2010, at 08:13, Håvard Hjulstad wrote:
>> I expect that all relevant information relating to the issue of encoding Montenegrin in ISO 639 has by now been presented. A second ballot will be circulated tomorrow morning. Any remaining input should be submitted by the end of this day.
>My input: Sufficient evidence has not been adduced to indicate that "Montenegrin" is other than a synonym for Serbian. "Unreliable" discussion in the English Wikipedia article suggests the same, and moreover indicates that the taxonomy is controversial in Montenegro itself.
>Had I a vote, I would vote not to add a separate code for Montenegrin at this time.
>Michael Everson *