[Spellyans] An SWF glossary & Unified versus SWF
craig at agantavas.org
Tue Jun 8 17:14:53 IST 2010
I'm struggling on with SWF/T but still default to UCR. Damn it - I
was comfortable with UCR!
On 8 Efn 2010, at 16:29, Ray Chubb wrote:
> The main purpose of the SWF was for schools and public life.
> Therefore the main demand for SWF should be from local government
> officials and parents of school children. In spite of the fact that
> the SWF has had a lot of publicity and the Partnership has appointed
> an education officer, (job share), demand for it at present has not
> In fact the trad. graph version of Agan Tavas's course book is
> outselling the main graph version.
> In the Camborne class, a democratic society, we have voted to
> continue teaching Unified. New students don't seem to mind this and
> they are not demanding SWF. If they did perhaps we would change to
> SWF (t).
> We hope soon to be offering internally assessed exams under the
> Languages Ladder for Unified. Once we are quit of Language Board
> exams we are free to correct some of the more serious faults with
> Unified and I hope that the Camborne group will vote in favour of
> making a few improvements. Not as many as some people would like,
> no doubt.
> Unified should not be looked at from a totally linguistic point of
> view. Nance's original aim of using an orthography based on
> historical Cornish at its zenith, simply standardising out some
> irregularities, is still a valid one and will remain an attractive
> one to future generations who have put some thought into which form
> of Cornish they are going to learn. Therefore Christian's opinion
> that Unified will only last until the current users die out could
> well be mistaken.
> On 8 Efn 2010, at 06:59, A. J. Trim wrote:
>> OK. No problem.
>> Andrew J. Trim
>> From: "Craig Weatherhill" <craig at agantavas.org>
>> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 9:47 PM
>> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
>> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] An SWF glossary
>>> Chris, Andrew - can you hang on for a while - Michael has just
>>> type- set it but can't complete until he gets home from Austria.
>>> With his agreement (Michael? Your thoughts please), I feel we
>>> should give it out freely to members of the Spellyans list, but
>>> commercially elsewhere. MAGA can't be bothered to do this - they
>>> are gearing everything to SWF/M, and sidelining SWF/T - and I
>>> really think we should do something about that.
>>> The word list does include Late Cornish variants.
>>> Thanks for your patience.
>>> On 7 Efn 2010, at 21:30, Christian Semmens wrote:
>>>> I would also like a copy, please.
>>>> Thanks Craig.
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