eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 14 10:04:55 GMT 2012
On 2012 Du 14, at 00:02, christian.semmens at gmail.com wrote:
> Thanks Ewan,
> However, the situation we have to deal with is not the establishment of UC/R as the future Cornish orthography, but preventing the SWF-K from becoming the future of Cornish. We have subdued KK phonology, but the SWF retains its aesthetic. UC is not part of this battle, it is already a casualty. Not dead, but so damaged as to be useless in this fight. If we win this battle it may survive, only may, as a viable form. If we loose, it remains the museum piece it currently is. Supported by a small faction. Smaller than Kk, perhaps smaller than SWF, on a par perhaps with the Modern Cornish forms. The fight is to make traditional orthographic forms the dominant form for the SWF. That is not UC.
> If we loose then "Official Cornish" will be KK style. Traditional forms will be relegated to academic study only. This is what we are fighting for and this is what KS was developed to help us avoid. We need KS to inform the SWF and not get bogged down in regressive talk of UC. Not here, and not yet.
> This is about the SWF. The UC fight is for another day.
As I've already said repeatedly on this forum, it is a mistake to dismiss UC/r in such a facile manner. It is not, as Christian puts it, 'damaged' nor a 'museum piece'.
His statements are quite erroneous and tendentious, I'm afraid.
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