[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Mon May 21 09:51:02 BST 2012

I agree with Nicky. If SWF/K is used for all official purposes, then SWF/T is of little use. Within this scheme, a SWF/T as "individual choice" is irrelevant since individuals can always choose to spell an way that suits them, be that KS, UC, UCR, their own personal orthography, etc.. And since SWF/T is, as Michael points out, so full of shortcomings, it is unlikely that many would adopt SWF/T as their individual choice.
 Ol an gwella,
----- Original Message -----
From: Nicky Rowe
Sent: 05/20/12 12:45 PM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

 On 20 May 2012 12:11, Michael Everson < everson at evertype.com > wrote:

 What is the difference between the SWF's traditional forms, and KS's traditional forms, and UCR's traditional forms? They are the same traditional forms: c, q, wh, -y.
 The point is that they don't see KS as a variant of SWF/T. Like Dan said they see it as a completely separate orthography. You must step into their shoes and see things from their perspective. To them, a million words were published in KS, not SWF/T.

 My point about the traditional forms not having a purpose was restricted to the SWF agreement (I should probably have made this clearer). It has been decided that the main forms will be universally used in public life and education, and the traditional forms will be allowed as an individual choice. This gives traditional forms an extremely limited scope for their use, which given the emotional connection people have to them, causes problems when trying to accommodate them, since for example it would be odd if they were used as a beginner form and the K forms were used in advanced education. Accommodating the K forms as a side form would be much easier since they could then be given a purpose in a way that traditional forms can't within the current agreement.


 Dr. Jon Mills, 
 University of Kent
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