[Spellyans] SWF vowel inconsistencies
weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Wed Jul 2 14:20:26 IST 2008
Perhaps we all need to think a bit about how we word our responses. The
aim of this list is to be constructive and to encourage those of similar
stinney at sas.upenn.edu wrote:
> Quoting Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>:
>> .... and since Terry has quit the list, I'd like to ask if anyone
>> thinks what I'd said is out of line:
>> At 23:11 +0100 2008-07-01, Michael Everson wrote:
>>> At 13:44 -0600 2008-07-01, Terry Corbett wrote:
>>>> Could you tell me what you believe were the vowels of pre-prosodic
>>>> shift Cornish?
>>> Why? Do you think anyone says "I want to learn Cornish but only that
>>> Cornish spoken before the Prosodic Shift"?
> For what it's worth, I thought this was dismissive and perhaps ridiculing a
>>> KS will not support "aspirational" phonology. I can't see how it could.
>> And I mean that. How can it? It is challenging enough to ensure that
>> the *real* dialects of Revived Cornish are represented accurately
>> without adding in fiction.
> And I thought this dismissive and peremptory.
> Again, fwiw, I think the opinion expressed there by Michael is a strategic
> error. It was my understanding that this process is about having an even
> better KS to go to the 5-year review of the SWF with, the goal being to make
> the SWF what it needs to be. In my view, a list of improvements that begins:
> #1: You can stuff your aspirational phonology.
> #2: Now let's discuss i/y...
> Is going to get off on the wrong foot. That doesn't mean I think the
> aspirational phonology is worth keeping.
> And none of the above is meant as criticism--it's simply a response to your
> question, Michael. I have huge respect for all the hard work you put into all
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