Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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2 Language qualifiers
Use LANGUAGE 2* Qualifier codes WITH appropriate subject codes for: indicating the language(s) to which the book content applies – that is, the language the book is ABOUT, not the language the book is IN (the latter is described in other metadata) – such as a linguistics or literary studies work, a method for learning a language, a phrasebook or a dictionary. National extensions (i.e. 2*-xx- format codes, where ‘xx’ indicates a country code) can be assigned by any user, and are not exclusive to users in the indicated country. DO NOT USE: code “2” itself, but select appropriate specific qualifiers from section 2*
2A Indo-European languages
2AD Romance, Italic and Rhaeto-Romanic languages
2ADF French
Class here: langue d’oïl, standard French. Use for: the historical and actual language plus variants. Use with: PLACE 1* Qualifiers to indicate different French dialects
2ADFC Norman language
Class here: Guernésiais, Jèrriais, Sercquiais, Cauchois, Cotentinais, Norman-French. Equivalent of ISO 639-3 nrf

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