[Spellyans] SWF (t) and Maga web site
craig at agantavas.org
Thu Aug 9 13:28:14 BST 2012
That seems like a very fair offer.
What has been produced is a dictionary produced for official and early
education use, and not one for everyday users of Cornish, especially
those who prefer to use traditional graphs which, as Nicholas points
out is a hefty proportion of the whole.
Whether intended or no, the perception is that traditional Cornish is
being pushed aside, and it needs some positive moves by MAGA to remove
On 9 Est 2012, at 10:45, Michael Everson wrote:
> On 9 Aug 2012, at 08:34, Lowe Jenefer wrote:
>> The choice has always been with the individual and outside official
>> use and education we work with all orthographies and are happy to
>> explain the various systems of spelling – in fact I thought we had
>> a page on that already.
> In offering only an SWF/K dictionary MAGA is basically not offering
> those who prefer traditional graphs an option. A paragraph in the
> front matter telling people that when they want to find "cath" they
> can look under "K" is not sufficient.
>> The point with the SWF is to provide a neutral spelling for
>> official use.
> Then why publish a dictionary at all? You might keep it in-house for
> "official use".
>> What I am not prepared to do is make unilateral decisions about the
>> SWF that go against the agreement and spec, as that would open the
>> door for everyone on all sides to do the same.
> You published both an SWF/K and an SWF/T version of the glossary.
> You should do the same with the dictionary.
> If you're not willing to do that, I am. Make the files available to
> me and I will emend them as necessary and publish the SWF/T
> dictionary. Then MAGA won't be seen "making unilateral decisions
> about the SWF", if I understand rightly what you mean by that.
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