[Spellyans] 'to bury' in the Akademi's dictionary

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Apr 8 07:52:35 BST 2021


Clive wheg, 

I agree, the SWF was and still is rather chaotic from the standpoint of orthographical design. I’m very reluctant to dismiss KK-supporters generally as non expert. The SWF is a political beast rather than a linguistic one. It allowed for cooperation and a  sense of greater unity within the Cornish language movement at a time when whole groups weren’t talking to each other. From this political standpoin the SWF was a big step forward. As is in the nature of compromise, it’s a solution that nobody is happy with, but can grudgingly live with nonetheless. I can assure you, most users or ex-users of KK are not happy with it either. And what you personally write is entirely up to you, of course. 

Dan

  

> On 07.04.2021, at 13:18, Clive Baker <clive.baker at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I tend to agree with Nicholas, present as I was from the very beginning of the SWF chaotic mess.... that is, that anyone, or more than one person with any knowledge of traditional Cornish was either not asked to take part or removed if they were, by the usual overpowering presence of non expert kemyn supporters... I washed my hands of the SWF at that point completely.
> 
> On Wed, 7 Apr 2021 at 11:12, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com <mailto:njawilliams at gmail.com>> wrote:
> The name Akademi Kernewek was chosen to give the impression that it consisted of linguistic experts, like the Welsh Academy.
> The Akademi Kernewek however is a collection of enthusiasts without proper training in Celtic linguistics,
> language planning or orthographical design.
> The SWF was designed without academic input. Indeed the experts were deliberately excluded.
> The Akademi Dictionary continues this amateurish approach.
> 
> The Akademi is now the problem.
> 
> Nicholas Williams
> 
>> On 7 Apr 2021, at 11:00, Daniel Prohaska <daniel at ryan-prohaska.com <mailto:daniel at ryan-prohaska.com>> wrote:
>> 
>> I don’t know why this name was chosen. Maybe because some of the participants have an academic degree?
>> Dan
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