[Spellyans] SWF Review

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Sun Oct 6 14:07:32 BST 2013

Am I missing something? The Main Form of SWF is supposed to be used for
education, i.e. in schools, and for official documents. Since most of what
the rest of us produce is not intended for either I don't see that there is
an insurmountable problem. We are not all aiming at the same market.
Schools are not going to reach a standard to be able to read the books
already published for adults. Funding, hopefully, is not intended to
exclusively fund school materials. Isn't there a greater difference between
Middle Cornish and Late Cornish than there is between main form and
traditional spelling? Hopefully learners will aim to reach the stage when
they can read anything. Not everyone is aiming to pass exams.

On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 5:27 AM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>wrote:

> On 4 Oct 2013, at 07:42, Christian Semmens <christian.semmens at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I suspect that if the Cussel and Agan Tavas "recognise" the SWF, and by
> that I mean if they do not explicitly reject using it, then that will
> effectively be the end of traditional graphs in mainstream Cornish in the
> long term. Any acceptance of the SWF will automatically require the primacy
> of KK spelling.
> Then it will not be fit for purpose.
> > I do not have faith in academic acceptance or lack thereof being the
> determining factor of the future form. De facto usage will do that and that
> is based upon the availability of learning materials and teachers.
> Look at what has been published over the past five years. The SWF has no
> footprint.
> > The depreciation of the traditional forms will ensure that trad graphs
> are not part of that funded effort. The deck will be stacked against us.
> >
> > To be honest, I think that is worse than the old war, at least then the
> playing field was level.
> You really think that government funding is what will save Cornish?
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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