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From: Michael Everson <everson <at> evertype.com>
Subject: Simple: Language Subtag Registration
Newsgroups: gmane.ietf.languages
Date: Sunday 13th December 2015 20:10:21 UTC (about 1 year ago)
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LANGUAGE SUBTAG MODIFICATION
File-Date: 2015-xx-xx
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Type: variant
Subtag: simple
Description: Simplified form
Added: 2015-xx-xx
%%

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LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM

1. Name of requester: Michael Everson
2. E-mail address of requester: everson @ evertype.com
3. Record Requested:

Type:   variant
Subtag: simple
Description: Simplified form

4. Intended meaning of the subtag:

The subtag is intended to represent a generic simplification of a root
language. Additional subtags may be registered to indicate a specific form
if necessary. 

5. Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

Omitted.  There are numerous schemes for simplifying many languages. Names
of some of these include Ogden’s Basic English, Voice of America English,
Wikipedia Simplified English, Français fondamental, Latino sine flexione,
and so on. 

6. Any other relevant information:

"Simplification of language" here refers to ways of controlling expressions
in a language to make reading or comprehension easier for particular target
audiences, such as children or adults with limited education,
second-language learners, or people with cognitive disabilities.
Simplification of language can also be used for other purposes, such as
providing source content that can be more easily translated into multiple
languages. Examples of ways in which expressions are made simpler might
include use of limited vocabulary, or avoidance of certain grammatical
constructions.

This subtag represents a generic simplification of a language. For a given
language, certain agencies or user communities may formulate rules for how
to simplify expressions; this subtag does not distinguish any particular
simplified language varieties. For many usage scenarios involving
simplified forms of language, this generic subtag may suffice. Additional
subtags may be registered to indicate specific varieties if necessary.

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