Talk:ISO 639 macrolanguage

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Merge proposal[edit]

There are way to many individual pages for ISO-639 macrolanguages that are destined to be stubs. I propose that they be merged to this page and the ISO 639 macrolanguage category deleted. Ƶ§œš¹ [aɪm ˈfɻɛ̃ⁿdˡi] 20:16, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

I would agree to a merger of all the stubby individual ISO-639 macrolanguage pages to here, provided:
  1. we get rid of the table and replace each of the table line item into a section
  2. incorporate all information about each the macrolanguages and their quirks that may already be in the current individual pages (if any)
  3. the page retains a cohesive look from section to section
CJLippert 21:37, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. Ƶ§œš¹ [aɪm ˈfɻɛ̃ⁿdˡi] 22:09, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
Has my support as well. — Zerida 00:27, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
OK, they're merged with a basic boiler-plate language for each and every section, unless there was something there in the original stub page, then the boiler-plate language was modified just a bit to carry whatever that was in the stub page to here. I'll let someone else develop rest of the article from here on. CJLippert 22:52, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
I'm impressed, and releaved that someone else did what I proposed. Thanks a lot, CJLippert! 00:19, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

ISO 639-2/B and ISO 639-2/T[edit]

The mention of “elements that have two ISO 639-2 codes“ (fas, msa, sqi, zho) in section Types of macrolanguages seems misleading: those four (macro)languages have two ISO 639-2 code elements because there are two sets of codes in ISO 639-2, bibliographic codes (ISO 639-2/B) and terminology codes (ISO 639-2/T). Most codes are the same in both sets, but some differ, as the four aforementioned ones, but this has nothing to do with their status as macrolanguages. Other languages have different codes in ISO 639-2/B and ISO 639-2/T that are not macrolanguages in ISO 639-3 (e.g., Armenian is arm/hye, Basque is baq/eus, Czech is cze/ces, etc.). Arthur (talk) 11:00, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Hindi languages[edit]

Isn't Hindi in the inclusive sense of Hindi language (Hindi belt) a macrolanguage? LADave (talk) 19:13, 17 January 2014 (UTC)