[Spellyans] An SWF glossary & Unified versus SWF

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Tue Jun 8 17:18:39 IST 2010


Hi Ken,

The Language Board are phasing out the option to take their exams in  
Unified.  This year the was no first grade and next year there will be  
no second grade.  So you have two years to complete your LB forth  
grade Ken.

On 8 Efn 2010, at 16:55, Ken MacKinnon wrote:

> Ray,
>
> Very good news re your Camborne group.
>
> Are you able provide any information on the current status of  
> unified in Kesva exams.   Is it still possible to take these exams  
> in unified?   I have certificates for grades one to three - and took  
> some fourth grade exams successfully.  Is it possible for me still  
> to complete the course?
>
> - Ken
>
> Ken MacKinnon is now on Broadband  with new e-mail addresses:-
>
> ken at ferintosh.org
> and also at:-
> ken.ferintosh at googlemail.com
>
> My former e-mail addresses are no longer able to be used.
>
> (Prof) Ken MacKinnon
> Ivy Cottage, Ferintosh,
> The Black Isle, by Dingwall,
> Ross-shire  IV 7 8HX
> Scotland  UK
>
> Tel: 01349 - 863460
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ray Chubb
> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 4:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] An SWF glossary & Unified versus SWF
>
> 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  
> materialised.
>
> 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:
>
>> Craig,
>>
>> OK. No problem.
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> 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.
>>> Craig
>>> On 7 Efn 2010, at 21:30, Christian Semmens wrote:
>>>> I would also like a copy, please.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks Craig.
>>>>
>>>> Christian
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>
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> Ray Chubb
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Ray Chubb

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