[Spellyans] Excel SWF-KK-Traditional Corpus-WIP

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Feb 1 15:08:56 GMT 2016


On 1 Feb 2016, at 11:43, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
> 
> Haphazard is the word.  What can be made of the variants byghan - bian?  Why have -y- in one, and -i- in the other?  They're both pronounced the same and, in fact, should (by their own rules) be:  bighan - bian.

Our rules are more coherent. A word [ˈbɪhən] would be written ‹byhan›, but [ˈbiːən] is written ‹bian› because ‹ia› is always [ˈiːə].

> I thought SWF was to be designed to make learning Cornish easier.  That's hardly achieved by this sort of inconsistency.

It has been inconsistent since it was published. That is why we developed KS immediately.

> Note that medial -gh- was sneaked back into SWF by the Review.  I suspect this was at KK insistence, considering that UC users are allowed next to no say in the matter.

The post-“Review” SWF is demonstrably worse than the pre-Review SWF. 

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





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