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RE: (iso639.448) SV: Analysis of ISO 639 and mappings to SIL Ethnologue

From: by way of Martin Duerst <havard@hjulstad.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 20:54:58 +0900
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Thank you, Michael. PLEASE let us NOT have the Saami/Sami/S疥i discussion
repeated again!


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From: Michael Everson [mailto:everson@evertype.com]
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Subject: Re: (iso639.448) SV: Analysis of ISO 639 and mappings to SIL

At 12:47 +0000 2002-02-17, John Clews wrote:
 >In message <200202170147.CAA08209@dkuug.dk> "Audun H. Lona" writes:
 >>  The term "saami" should be replaced with "sami" as in the 639 original
 >>  document (i hope).
 >Actually, that's not the case.
 >1. All the Saami language councils have preferred to use the name
 >"Saami" rather than "Sami" when using the name in English.

John this has been argued a thousand times. The preferred form of the
word, as found on page 1644 of the New Oxford Dictionary of English
(2001) is "Sami", with no accent. "Saami" does not appear in this
dictionary, and in any case should be avoided because people may
hypercorrect it to S蚓i, confusing it with equivalences like ナlborg
and Aalborg.
Michael Everson *** Everson Typography *** http://www.evertype.com
Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2002 07:15:40 UTC

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