[Spellyans] SWF review

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Fri May 9 17:26:48 BST 2014

On 9 Me 2014, at 10:03, Philip Newton wrote:

> On 9 May 2014 10:31, Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org> wrote:
>> The only reason that the Review Board decided to 'dumb up' on this  
>> issue is
>> because medial 'gh' is part of Kernewek Kemyn.
> Do you have a source for that?

No I don't and it can't be proved unless we are told the names of  
those requesting this change.
> Because my assumption was that they did it as a measure to make SWF
> more similar to those things that are shared by UC and KK—a kind of
> reconciliation.
> Since UC seems to be used by more people than UCR, so this change
> would make SWF more similar to what most people previously used.

This may or may not be true. What I think is true is that most Unified  
users are tolerant of UC(r) and are familiar with its Tudor basis,  
even if they don't write it, so very few of them now pronounce  
[ˈflɛxǝs] etc. On the other hand I have heard a number of Kemyn  
users pronounce [ˈflɛxǝs] etc. and one of them told me that one of  
the things she found lacking in the SWF was the absence of medial 'gh'  
because as a Kemyn user she pronounced [ˈflɛxǝs] etc. I think that  
most Kemyn users have no idea that it is an archaic pronunciation when  
a medial 'gh' is pronounced  whereas most Unified users, especially  
those that belong to Agan Tavas, do.

> Cheers,
> Philip
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> Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>
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Ray Chubb


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