[Spellyans] More on bys/bes words and diacritical marks

Harry Fraiser harryfraiser at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 16 06:36:03 IST 2008


I've no idea what the figures are for the different forms of Cornish,
but surely there must be a minimum for each one? And who is Jenny?

Harry

On 7/16/08, Mary Williams <marywilliams230 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
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> 2008/7/15 Harry Fraiser <harryfraiser at googlemail.com> rug scrifa:
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>> Could we use 'zh' or 'dzh' in modern Cornish, perhaps?
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> In theory, certainly, but what good would it do? We want an
> orthography that will bridge the gap between Middle and Late
> orthographies, thereby making RLC material accessible to RMC users and
> vice versa. Using a grapheme for RLC that wouldn't be present in RMC
> subverts this overall design.
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> ~~Owen
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> I've often wondered why nobody has put all the Late material
> together in a book, I don't imagine it would be a very thick book.
> Is that what you mean by "making RLC material accessible"? I've
> seen Dick Gendall's dictionaries and course books, but I can't
> recall seeing anything written in this system apart from the odd
> line or two here and there. Likewise Jenny was talking about the
> need to cater for kids growing up learning Late, until someone
> pointed out to her that there weren't any! Why do you feel the
> need to give so much attention to a group that's almost invisible
> to us in Cornwall?
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> Mary
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