[Spellyans] UC/UCR

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed Nov 14 15:50:23 GMT 2012


On 14 Nov 2012, at 15:30, Nicky Rowe <nickyrowe at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why is this even being argued about? Some people may cherish UC very dearly but as for the future of the language is concerned, and a written official standard, UC is dead. UCR is dead. RLC is dead. Kemmyn is dead, believe it or not. The only thing that matters is the SWF, it's what new learners want and it's what will be used in education and public life. 

Really? It's been five years and there's no sign of the SWF in the schools. 

> You can push for what you want within the SWF, but you need to be realistic. Think of the old orthographies as dead, think about what might be achievable within the SWF, and think of KS as a nice academic exercise in orthography design

Which has given the Cornish Revival 1.4 million words of good, grammatical, idiomatic Cornish, and the most comprehensive grammar book which has ever been written. 

> but one that many in the revival have resistance to and others completely ignore, for which reason is unlikely ever to get adopted as a SWF. Stop getting bogged down in pointless debates and get real.

As long as the SWF fails to be linguistically accurate, it cannot attract consensus. 

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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