New ISO 639 proposal - Samogitian - discussion[taisītė | taisītė straipsnė wiki teksta]
Håvard Hjulstad [HHj@standard.no]
Dear JAC members,
We have received the proposal below to include an alpha-3 identifier for Samogitian.
Ethnologue and ISO 639-3 names Samogitian as a variant name of the dialect Shamaitish under Lithuanian. The proposer argues that it is a separate language. We shall need to assess that.
The Linguasphere Registry has 54-AAA-ad "žemaichiai" under 54-AAA-a "Lithuanian" (with "shamaitish" as one of the variant names).
The proposed identifier "smg" is not available. There are in fact very few identifiers starting with s that are available. I would suggest that we consider starting with z, since the indigenous name starts with z with caron. I would propose "zog".
The proposal uses Unicode character numbers for characters that cannot be rendered otherwise: ā = a with macron č = c with caron ē = e with macron ė = e with dot above ī = i with macron
Discussion please (until 14 April).
Best regards, Håvard Hjulstad
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This data was submitted on: Friday, January 13, 2006 at 06:40:18
lang_in_eng = Samogitian
lang_in_fre = Samogitien
lang_in_vern = Žemaitėška; žemaitiu
evidence = Samogitia Cultural Society - http://samogitia.mch.mii.lt/KULTURA/kultdraug.en.htm Telšiai (Telšē), Lithuania. Magazine with Samogitians articles. Books with poesy and poetry.
addinfo = Number of speakers: about 500.000 Official status: till XX c. Samogitian was language between peasants and gentlemen. After Lithuanian independency in 1918 political situation was changed: Lithuanians say Samogitian is the dialect, Samogitians (not all) say no. The difference between these two languages is big. Samogitian has different letters (ā, ē, ī etc.). Spoken in West Lithuanian Republic, Samogitia
request_addition = ISO 639-2 only
3_code_suggestion = smg
submit_name = Arns Udovīčė
submit_email = firstname.lastname@example.org
submit_status = Speaker of language