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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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http://www.ethnologue.com/info.asp

A.o.t: Language codes, minority languages and much more

Mats

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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Thanks Mats May 15, 2004

Very fascinating!
Thanks again and have a nice weekend,
Monika

Mats Wiman wrote:

http://www.ethnologue.com/info.asp

A.o.t: Language codes, minority languages and much more

Mats


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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
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great site May 15, 2004

Mats Wiman wrote:

http://www.ethnologue.com/info.asp

A.o.t: Language codes, minority languages and much more

Mats


Oh yep, Mats, this one is a treasure trove of info on all the languages that exist on this planet. All five thousand of them or thereabouts.

Use the linguistic map (by continent) and explore all the branches within a tree. Each language, and all the known dialects however obscure, is described. The statistical information is outdated (by about 5-6 years) and many dialects, I'm sure, have already passed into obscurity or extinction but the descriptions are comprehensive.

Language maps like this one are fascinating:
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_map.asp?name=Philippines&seq=1

M


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Agnieszka Hayward
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Great site May 16, 2004

with useful links.

Thanks for sharing!

Regards,
Agnieszka


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Jeff Allen  Identity Verified
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Ethnologue is constantly updated Jan 2, 2006



Marcus Malabad wrote:
Oh yep, Mats, this one is a treasure trove of info on all the languages that exist on this planet. All five thousand of them or thereabouts.

.... Each language, and all the known dialects however obscure, is described. The statistical information is outdated (by about 5-6 years) and many dialects, I'm sure, have already passed into obscurity or extinction but the descriptions are comprehensive.


The Ethnologue has been an ongoing project ever since I remember working in the area of Linguistics (the past 15 years) and is constantly being updated with a significant amount of input coming from a few thousand full-time linguists and field workers with the Summer Institute of Linguistics.
I recall the Ethnologue editor contacting me 10 years ago with a draft copy of the creole section of and asking me to participate in updating the references for the creole languages I was working on.

If you find errors in the Ethnologue with regard to information stats or references, just send them an email and they will update their database.

Jeff
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