[Spellyans] Introduction

Philip Newton philip.newton at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 19:22:05 BST 2013

On 26 June 2013 18:32, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> Wolcùm, Philip.

Gromercy dhis.

(Is there another idiomatic response? For example, I'm quite partial
to the Greek pair "Well did you come" -- "Well did I find you": Καλώς
ήρθατε / καλώς σας βρήκα.)

> On 26 Jun 2013, at 16:26, Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am a language enthusiast, interested in all manner of languages and writing systems.
> Pleased to see you here.

Thank you!

[about the SWF]
> In short, it leaks.

The reasons I'm inclined towards it do not include believing that it's
intrinsically the best possible system for Cornish.

> It remains to be seen what the review comes up with


It will be interesting to see whether some of the perceived weaknesses
will be improved or whether it will get worse; also, whether it will
move closer to the way some people write or closer to the way others
write or in some other direction of its own. Or whether it will remain
substantially the same.

> If you do use the SWF, you will still have available a wide array of
> literature in KS, which looks very like the SWF

And for this I am grateful -- that since KS based itself on the SWF,
it will let me (who have chosen the SWF for now) read KS more easily
than some other spellings, and that reading in it will make me less
likely to misspell when attempting to write SWF.

Perhaps I can also use KS to inform my pronunciation in areas where
the SWF is unclear, such as around the sounds KS spells ù and û.

Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>

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