[Spellyans] An SWF glossary & Unified versus SWF

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Tue Jun 8 17:14:53 BST 2010

I'm struggling on with SWF/T but still default to UCR.  Damn it - I  
was comfortable with UCR!


On 8 Efn 2010, at 16:29, Ray Chubb wrote:

> The main purpose of the SWF was for schools and public life.   
> Therefore the main demand for SWF should be from local government  
> officials and parents of school children.  In spite of the fact that  
> the SWF has had a lot of publicity and the Partnership has appointed  
> an education officer, (job share), demand for it at present has not  
> materialised.
> In fact the trad. graph version of Agan Tavas's course book is  
> outselling the main graph version.
> In the Camborne class, a democratic society, we have voted to  
> continue teaching Unified.  New students don't seem to mind this and  
> they are not demanding SWF.  If they did perhaps we would change to  
> SWF (t).
> We hope soon to be offering internally assessed exams under the  
> Languages Ladder for Unified.  Once we are quit of Language Board  
> exams we are free to correct some of the more serious faults with  
> Unified and I hope that the Camborne group will vote in favour of  
> making a few improvements.  Not as many as some people would like,  
> no doubt.
> Unified should not be looked at from a totally linguistic point of  
> view.  Nance's original aim of using an orthography based on  
> historical Cornish at its zenith, simply standardising out some  
> irregularities, is still a valid one and will remain an attractive  
> one to future generations who have put some thought into which form  
> of Cornish they are going to learn.  Therefore Christian's opinion  
> that Unified will only last until the current users die out could  
> well be mistaken.
> On 8 Efn 2010, at 06:59, A. J. Trim wrote:
>> Craig,
>> OK. No problem.
>> Regards,
>> Andrew J. Trim
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> From: "Craig Weatherhill" <craig at agantavas.org>
>> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 9:47 PM
>> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
>> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] An SWF glossary
>>> Chris, Andrew - can you hang on for a while - Michael has just  
>>> type- set it but can't complete until he gets home from Austria.   
>>> With his  agreement (Michael?  Your thoughts please), I feel we  
>>> should give it  out freely to members of the Spellyans list, but  
>>> commercially  elsewhere.  MAGA can't be bothered to do this - they  
>>> are gearing  everything to SWF/M, and sidelining SWF/T - and I  
>>> really think we  should do something about that.
>>> The word list does include Late Cornish variants.
>>> Thanks for your patience.
>>> Craig
>>> On 7 Efn 2010, at 21:30, Christian Semmens wrote:
>>>> I would also like a copy, please.
>>>> Thanks Craig.
>>>> Christian
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Craig Weatherhill

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