[Spellyans] SWF review results.

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 11:01:15 BST 2014

Forgive me for being dense, but how can your "scribal tradition" possibly
apply to later Cornish with a separation of several hundred years? Surely
place names are much more closely related. In Late Cornish we are more
interested in the language as it was last spoken than in some idealistic
literary pinnacle.

On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 12:14 AM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>wrote:

> On 6 Apr 2014, at 18:52, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:
> > I've listed all the vowels used historically, in place-names containing
> the elements <goon>, <loos> and <coos>, written before the demise of
> textual Cornish in 1776.
> Unless found in context in texts **in the Cornish language**, place-name
> orthography cannot be said to be part of the Cornish scribal tradition
> which is the foundation of our orthography.
> I have said this many times. And exactly the same thing can be said for
> recorded place-names in Ireland. Every one of them regardless of
> orthography is important, but a great many of them are recorded in context
> in texts **in the English language** and therefore the orthography they are
> written in cannot be siad to be part of the Irish scribal tradition which
> is the foundation of Irish orthography.
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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