[Spellyans] SWF review

Clive Baker clive.baker at gmail.com
Thu May 8 21:32:15 IST 2014


for your info Craig, I have taught the g-less pronunciation, but with the g
there, as it helps peeps to see in words like flogh, fleghes, the links...
I am happy bout it as a teacher pard
see ee on 17th buddy
Clive


On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 8:04 PM, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>wrote:

> My worry, Eddie, is that the spelling might invite mispronunciation,
> reintroducing a harsh sound to the middle of a word when that sound
> vanished a long time ago.  Obviously, through 80 years of Nance, we're well
> used to seeing it, but I think the UCR adjustment got it right.
> Hope you're well, ole buddy!
>
> Craig
>
>
> On 2014 Me 8, at 19:08, Eddie Climo wrote:
>
> > Some points of information:
> > -- it wasn't moribund in Middle Cornish, and Nance offers entries such
> as "mar(g)hak" leaving the medial -gh- optional, covering both Middle and
> Tudor Cornish. Like him, I'm quite relaxed about this.
> > -- the argument has been raised that medial -gh- might mislead learners.
> Put simply, learners need to learn, and teachers need to know the language
> well enough in order to teach it. We should not 'dumb down' Cornish
> orthography to the lowest common denominator.
> >
> > Eddie Climo
> >
> > On 8 May 2014, at 18:41, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
> >
> >> I see that the decision was made to restore medial -gh-.   A backwards
> step, in my view, as medial -gh- was moribund by the Tudor period.
> >>
> >> I can live with it in SWF, but with regret.
> >>
> >> Craig
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