[Spellyans] UC/UCR

Nicky Rowe nickyrowe at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 16:10:28 GMT 2012

There's no sign of Cornish in the schools, not just the SWF. That's a
problem of resources and manpower.

You can keep clinging on to the number of words you've published, but it
doesn't change the fact that an awful lot of the revival ignores KS.

It's attracting consensus from much of the revival. Just not from you.

On 14 November 2012 15:50, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:

> 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.

There's no sign of Cornish in the schools. Which is a problem of manpower
and resources. But what little there is, is in the SWF.

> > 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.

You can keep clinging on to the number of words you've published as
self-justification, but it doesn't change the fact that KS as a candidate
for the SWF is ignored by much of the revival.

> > 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.

I mean this respectfully, but please wake up. The SWF is attracting
consensus, just not from here. You (pl.) are so focused on linguistic and
academic considerations that you can't see the support the SWF has as a
political compromise. Reviving Cornish is an inherently political act, and
the majority of people come to it for political/emotional reasons rather
than linguistic. In what situation do you see the majority of the revival
choosing KS over the SWF?

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