[Spellyans] SWF (t) and Maga web site
everson at evertype.com
Mon Aug 6 09:10:00 IST 2012
On 5 Aug 2012, at 12:00, christian.semmens at gmail.com wrote:
> then not only have we been disenfranchised, but the interests of traditional Cornish are being actively worked against. Maga is now a group whose function is to promulgate a modified version of Kemmyn.
The SWF is not a modified version of KK. The SWF has as its core the KS1-inspired mechanism for marking long and short vowels in monosyllables (voiced and voiceless consonants respectively). The KK elements remaining in the SWF are the etymological vowels in unstressed syllables and -v and -dh in final unstressed position, and -i in monosyllables. These are structural features.
The non-structural features have to do with aesthetics. These are important, and I agree, the KK graphs have little to recommend them. But please try to keep structural features and aesthetic features separate.
> As such, they now become part of the problem and nothing to do with the 'solution'. Sadly I see no way forward with the process, it is beginning to look a betrayal.
The next part of the process is the selection of the Review Board. We will see what happens then.
> Once again I suggest that it is not the traditional forms that need to justify their existence, it is those that derive their form from Kemmyn.
> Especially as their raison d'etre has been dropped.
Their raison d'être in the SWF was that "most people use KK".
> How can we move forward with this process the way things are?
We wait and see who is selected for the Review board, I suppose.
On 5 Aug 2012, at 16:25, Ken MacKinnon wrote:
> I understand that this year’s language conference has been arranged for 17th November. It is likely to be a two-day affair, and is also to encompass Can rag Kernow. As yet I am not sure of the venue.
Where do you have this information from?
> The two days schedule should enable a full discussion of outstanding problems.
Only if there is a venue for the discussion.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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