[Spellyans] SWF (t) and Maga web site

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Fri Aug 10 16:39:43 BST 2012

As far as I could see the decision to have the k forms as main form  
was political.  The KK representatives did not want to be seen by  
their own people to be giving too much ground.

Will we be beyond all that in 2013?

If we are then we should err on the side of giving a bit more respect  
to the SWF by moving it towards historical Cornish.

There is no difference in pronunciation of m and t forms except maybe  
'hw' can sometimes lead to a mispronunciation.

On 10 Est 2012, at 16:22, Nicky Rowe wrote:

> 2008 was about getting all the groups talking to each other - trying  
> to mend divisions of the past. 2013 should be looking to the next  
> generation of Cornish speakers, doing what is best for them, not  
> providing a solution that just further accommodates the previous  
> generations' inability to compromise. What learners and beginners  
> want, and what is most useful in official usage, public signage,  
> official education and collaborative projects (such as localisation  
> or Memrise) is a single orthography. It's bad enough that there are  
> choices to be made within the main form due to the middle/late  
> variants, also giving K and T forms equal status in 2013 would be  
> making the situation worse not better.
> Beginners do not want to "make their own minds up", they want to be  
> told how to spell words and know that it's an official spelling,  
> which gives them confidence in what they're learning. Equal status  
> in 2013 might be advantageous for this group but the newer  
> generation of Cornish speakers and learners would not thank you for  
> it.
> There are really only the following options as far as I can see -  
> everyone adopt K forms, everyone adopt T forms, switch the hierarchy  
> of K and T forms around, agree on a "Maga" K/T hybrid form within  
> the SWF with other forms remaining as side forms, or keep everything  
> the way it is. Giving K and T forms equal status in 2013 would be a  
> step backwards, there needs to be one form for official use,  
> whatever it looks like.
> Nicky
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Ray Chubb


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