[Spellyans] Porth

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 12:27:10 IST 2008


I agree with that, Jon.
For children you need to imploy the very best writers.
Little chance of that.

Nicholas

On 25 Jul 2008, at 12:23, Jon Mills wrote:

> One would have thought that for such a simple children's book, they  
> could have stuck to the vocabulary given in the SWF spec. 'Bryntin'  
> is of course KK spelling. What would have been wrong with 'splann'?  
> According to the MAGA website, these books were commisioned by the  
> CLP and Pol Hodge collaborated with Will Coleman on the texts. From  
> the sample that I've seen, I must say that I have little confidence  
> in the CLP to support the teaching of Cornish in schools.
> Jon
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daniel Prohaska"
> To: "'Standard Cornish discussion list'"
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Porth
> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 12:34:41 +0200
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Mills
> Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 10:24 AM
>
> “Would 'My a wor donsya' not be better than "My a yll donsya"? And  
> would not 'Bryntin yw an lester ma' be better Cornish than "An  
> lester ma yw bryntin"? And is <bryntin> really SWF?
> See http://www.magakernow.org.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=38446&p=0
> Jon”
>
> Thanks, Jon, I agree. I would have written.
>
> Yth esov v yow tonsya!
> Yth esov v yow neyja!
> Brentin yw an lester ma!
>
> Since neither <brentin> nor <bryntin> is in the specification we  
> don’t know what the SWF is. The texts have both <brentyn> and  
> <bryntyn>.
> Dan
>
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