everson at evertype.com
Mon Apr 13 12:38:02 BST 2009
On 13 Apr 2009, at 12:08, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
>> From: Ray Chubb
>> “Problems have already arising in trying to teach SWF. Children
>> aren't stupid, they know full well that, although they are being
>> taught 'chi', all around them it is spelt 'chy' and this leads them
>> to question what they are being taught. Clive will back me up on
>> this one. This sort of thing only serves to undermine the SWF.
> Yes, this is a good point. As you may have seen in my
> recommendations as linguistic advisor to the AHG I called for <y> in
> every final position, stressed or unstressed – which would have
> given us chy.
Nicholas and I, as linguistic advisors, made the same recommendations.
> My recommendation wasn’t followed. Now, I can either throw a tantrum
> and walk away, or I can try and work with the compromise we
> achieved. I choose the latter.
We have not "thrown a tantrum and walked away". We have elected to
examine the shortcomings of the SWF and correct them.
The SWF specification of -i in monosyllables is one of these
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