[Spellyans] AHG

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Apr 13 12:38:02 IST 2009


On 13 Apr 2009, at 12:08, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

>> From: Ray Chubb
>> “Problems have already arising in trying to teach SWF.  Children  
>> aren't stupid, they know full well that, although they are being  
>> taught 'chi', all around them it is spelt 'chy' and this leads them  
>> to question what they are being taught.  Clive will back me up on  
>> this one.  This sort of thing only serves to undermine the SWF.
>
> Yes, this is a good point. As you may have seen in my  
> recommendations as linguistic advisor to the AHG I called for <y> in  
> every final position, stressed or unstressed – which would have  
> given us chy.

Nicholas and I, as linguistic advisors, made the same recommendations.

> My recommendation wasn’t followed. Now, I can either throw a tantrum  
> and walk away, or I can try and work with the compromise we  
> achieved. I choose the latter.

Excuse me?

We have not "thrown a tantrum and walked away". We have elected to  
examine the shortcomings of the SWF and correct them.

The SWF specification of -i in monosyllables is one of these  
shortcomings.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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