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

Craig Weatherhill weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Wed Jul 16 09:34:13 IST 2008

Then the "someone" misinformed Jenny.  There ARE children growing up 
with Late Cornish.  ALL Cornish users are important, regardless of numbers.


Mary Williams wrote:
> 2008/7/15 Harry Fraiser <harryfraiser at googlemail.com <http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net>> rug scrifa:
> >/
> />/ Could we use 'zh' or 'dzh' in modern Cornish, perhaps?
> /
> 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.
> ~~Owen
> -------------
> 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?
> Mary
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