craig at agantavas.org
Mon Nov 15 12:28:44 GMT 2010
"Which includes Agan Tavas, I guess". Ever read "How to make Friends
and Influence People"? I'm beginning to despair of this.
On 15 Du 2010, at 12:11, Michael Everson wrote:
> On 15 Nov 2010, at 10:29, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>> Let's get things in perspective.
>> That the SWF defaults to KK was Trond's doing. He caved in to
>> pressure, and it went against the recommendations of the
> In fairness, much of that pressure was temporal -- there had to be a
> result by a certain date or the CLP would have lost funding. That
> was outside of his control. Again, in fairness, I cannot see how a
> rational discussion of the treatment of unstressed vowels could
> possibly have been had successfully given the people who were on the
> AHG. They may all have been good Cornish speakers, but not one of
> them was a phonologist. The Kesva
>> The result - much as we don't like it - is that Dan is constrained
>> to this ruling and specification in his work on the Glossary and
>> his dictionary. He has no choice in the matter.
> He has the same choice that the rest of us do. I can't use the SWF
> as-is, because it is riddled with errors. I don't think it should be
> taught to learners. It isn't good enough.
> Its faults can be fixed, however.
>> The SWF cannot be changed until 2013 and I fully expect that Dan
>> himself wishes he could introduce improvements. This is no fault
>> of Dan's and I'm concerned that things are getting a little too
>> personal, when the process and those who ran it are to blame.
> Which includes Agan Tavas, I guess, since it didn't threaten to walk
> if it were not allowed to choose its own representatives. We didn't
> call the Kesva's bluff.
>> The same thing also applies to Albert. Don't shoot the messengers!
> What about what I wrote below suggests this?
>>> An orthography for Revived Cornish should be based on Cornish, not
>>> on a reconstructivist conlang of the mid-1980s.
>>>> The forms with MS <u> probably represent dyw an older case
>>>> (accusative?) of dydh ~ dedh. I think this has been discussed
>>>> before, and I can’t remember who made the connection between du-
>>>> and hedhyw. Was it Owen?
>>> It was Andrew Trim, on 2008-11-12. :-)
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