Swiss german, spoken
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Sun Jun 12 01:25:04 CEST 2005
Michael Everson scripsit:
> Oh, I'd really like to say "bollocks" to this notion of "spoken" vs
> "written". A language is a language. EVERY language can be written.
> Representation of dialect forms of written language is not a question
> of written/unwritten.
Quite so. However, Spoken Swiss German is the formal FDIS 639-3 name of
the language in question. That does not mean it cannot be written, any
more than LATIN LETTER OI, yada yada.
This is quite distinct from any 639-6 structure or terminology.
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