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About a year ago I talked about "What the %$#! are genitive dates?" and then yesterday I talked about them again and then again.
It turns out there may also be different behavior for Sami, a language for which we added nine locales in Windows XP SP2:
The exact information was sketchy (admittedly it may just be that I did not understand the information) but apparently there may be different cases where genitive month forms would sometimes be used and sometimes not, depending on the format being used and whether the month name comes before or after the day.
Here is what we have using that code from the other day, using the "Northern Sami - Norway" locale:
oddajagemánnu oddajagemánu oddajagemánu 1. b. 2005guovvamánnu guovvamánu guovvamánu 1. b. 2005njukcamánnu njukcamánu njukcamánu 1. b. 2005cuoŋománnu cuoŋománu cuoŋománu 1. b. 2005miessemánnu miessemánu miessemánu 1. b. 2005geassemánnu geassemánu geassemánu 1. b. 2005suoidnemánnu suoidnemánu suoidnemánu 1. b. 2005borgemánnu borgemánu borgemánu 1. b. 2005cakcamánnu cakcamánu cakcamánu 1. b. 2005golggotmánnu golggotmánu golggotmánu 1. b. 2005skábmamánnu skábmamánu skábmamánu 1. b. 2005juovlamánnu juovlamánu juovlamánu 1. b. 2005
Are there any native Sami speakers who can help shed light on whether there is a problem here, and how common that problem might be seen? Would you expect the nominative month name to be used if the parts of the date string were ordered differently?
And there was one more question for you, if you are out there and willing to answer.... :-)
When the Sami locales were added in Windows XP SP2, there was no information of the collation used by any of the nine. It seemed to be more sensible to at least use the Norwegien, Swedish, and Finnish collations for the various Sami locales as appropriate, but it is unclear if there is a specific collation preference for Sami beyond that or instead of that. Any takers?
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People may recall that I have talked about genitive dates in whole heap o' posts: What the %$#! are genitive
The mail that came on the other day was: We’re seeing an issue that doesn’t seem correct to me, but I