Re: Question about new locale language tags

From: Douglas Davidson (
Date: Wed Dec 20 2006 - 14:19:42 CST

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    On Dec 20, 2006, at 11:40 AM, Doug Ewell wrote:

    > In any case, the use of region subtag "TW" here seems superfluous
    > unless
    > it is likely there are varieties of Min Nan other than the Taiwan
    > variety.

    There certainly are varieties other than that of Taiwan. Not only
    are there many dialects of Fujian grouped under the "Min Nan"
    heading, all of them rather different from each other and from the
    language spoken in Taiwan, but also Southern Min speakers are
    especially widely dispersed, with significant communities throughout
    much of Southeast Asia--in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia,

    Douglas Davidson

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