[Spellyans] SWF Review

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sun Oct 6 05:27:42 IST 2013


On 4 Oct 2013, at 07:42, Christian Semmens <christian.semmens at gmail.com> wrote:

> I suspect that if the Cussel and Agan Tavas "recognise" the SWF, and by that I mean if they do not explicitly reject using it, then that will effectively be the end of traditional graphs in mainstream Cornish in the long term. Any acceptance of the SWF will automatically require the primacy of KK spelling.

Then it will not be fit for purpose. 

> I do not have faith in academic acceptance or lack thereof being the determining factor of the future form. De facto usage will do that and that is based upon the availability of learning materials and teachers.

Look at what has been published over the past five years. The SWF has no footprint. 

> The depreciation of the traditional forms will ensure that trad graphs are not part of that funded effort. The deck will be stacked against us.
> 
> To be honest, I think that is worse than the old war, at least then the playing field was level.

You really think that government funding is what will save Cornish? 

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





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