[Spellyans] SWF review results.
ray at spyrys.org
Tue Mar 25 14:37:30 GMT 2014
The official Agan Tavas position as adopted at the AGM is that, apart
from changes that Late Cornish users find desirable and the issue of
diacritical marks, the SWF should be left as it is.
This decision is on the basis that the changes proposed are very few
and tend to make the SWF less authentic than it already is.
It was suggested at our committee meeting today that another 5 years
should elapse before changes are made. Hopefully in 5 years time
people will be able to look at it in a rational and scholarly way and
leave behind any baggage that they are carrying from the past.
On 24 Mer 2014, at 21:53, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
> I managed to get these today. Many items are "no change", so I've
> singled out those in which a change was decided upon. The below is
> given in SWF/M for convenience, but the status of Traditional graphs
> remain unaltered.
> DOUBLE CONSONANT SPELLINGS.
> 1. Introduce <ll> and <rr> in roots. Do not revert to single
> letter in unstressed non-final syllables where that changes the root.
> 2. Introduce <ll> for <dell>, <-ell> for the suffix which implies
> 'tool' or 'device', e.g., dewynnell, draylell, gwariell, hornell,
> karrigell, musurell, pibell, rostell, skitell, skubell, skwychell,
> tempredhell, torgentrell, yeynell.
> SHORT <o> and <u>
> 1. Change to <o> in <arlodh>, in line with <toll>, <tomm>, <boka>,
> <bronn>, <koska>
> <GH> and <H>
> 1. <gh> everywhere except word-initially.
> PARTICLE <th> in SWF/L
> 1. Join particle with verb as in <thera>, without a gap.
> PARTICLE (ow>- RLC VARIANT <o>
> 1. Retain <o> (present participle), but drop the apostrophe.
> 1. To be respelt <nowydh> (M), or <nowedh>.
> 1. Remove hyphens from numbers, particles and some other words,
> e.g. <ebost>.
> 2. Add hyphens in loose compounds of the form 'noun + verbal noun',
> e.g. <jynn-skrifa>, <skath-wolya>, etc.
> 3. <poslev/poslevow> to replace <poos-lev/poos-levow>.
> 4. <erbynn> to replace <er-bynn>.
> (but personal use to remain optional).
> VOWEL LENGTH IN MONOSYLLABIC LOAN WORDS ENDING -p OR -t.
> 1. To be written as <pp>, <tt> if they contain a short vowel.
> 2. Accept both permissible plural endings, e.g. <hattys/hattow>
> 1. Accept <dhyworth> and <dyworth> as alternatives, and <dhort> and
> <dort> in RLC variants.
> A/OA ALTERNATION
> 1. Remove RLC variants <toal>, <kloav>, <gwoav>, <gwloan>, spelling
> them only with -a-.
> 2. Add <boas>, <doas>, <moas> in RLC variants to the remaining
> <OO> for KK <OE>
> 1. <goolan> to become <golan>. Otherwise, no change.
> <kk> AND <ck>
> 1. <ck> to be used in all borrowings; <kk> in all other cases,
> including those in doubt.
> 2. <okkupya> to be respelt <okupya>.
> APOSTROPHES IN RLC VARIANTS
> 1. Retain before nouns like <'manyn>.
> 2. Do not use elsewhere where the beginning of a word has been
> shed, e.g. <skydnya> from <dyskynna>.
> 3. Do not use internally, e.g. <metern> from <myghtern> and <mos>
> from <mowes>.
> 4. Do not use after <kal> (KK <kalgh>).
> 5. May be used where -th, -dh is dropped, e.g. pro', for',
> warbar'. To be left to the discretion of individual writers.
> 1. Add SWF/L <enkladhva>, SWF/M <ynkladhva> (presently SWF
> 2. Allow <teudhi and <tedha> as alternative spellings.
> 3. Add to SWF/L <bidhi> (currently <beudhi> only); and <briji>
> (currently <breuji> in SWF/L).
> No change to <breusi>, <Meurth>, <feusik>.
> GWR & GR (SWF/L VARIANT)
> 1. Write <gwr-> in RMC and RLC, inclusing <gwra>, <gwruthyl>.
> GEMINATION & PROVECTION IN SUPERLATIVES/SUBJUNCTIVES
> 1. Retain <tth>, introduce corresponding <ggh>, <cch>, <ssh>.
> WORTIWEDH, ETC.
> 1. <wortiwedh/wostiwedh> and <wostalleth/wortalleth> to be single
> words, without apostrophes.
> 1ST PERSON SINGULAR
> 1 RC variant <me>, <ve>, no longer required.
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