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by FlammNew
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

Yes we have....I think it was Egloshal who started a thread on it.
by FlammNew
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

<r><br/> Taran said:<br/> [quote=FlammNew]If the two forms become too different from each other then you're probably better off with two spelling systems anyway.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Would that not perpetuate the divide and lead us back into the swamp we are currently struggling to get out from?[/...
by FlammNew
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

Indeedy, but that's not the one-to-one fwltur mentioned.
by FlammNew
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

<t><br/> fwltur said:<br/> How is it going to be possible to have a "single" written form and included in it a one to one relationship between the present pronunciation of all current Cornish speakers and the spelling?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> It isn't possible, not a one-to-one relationship. You can ...
by FlammNew
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

<r><br/> Evertype said:<br/> Orthographies which present graphs for the greater number of distinctions are more inclusive than those which do not.<br/> <br/> <br/> Any phonetic orthography which doesn't match one's pronunciation is a pain and is no longer phonetic. Learning that the first in the sim...
by FlammNew
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929


Evertype said:
if it was good tp spell a word one way, it was twice as good to spell it two.


;-)



edited by: FlammNew, Jan 21, 2008 - 04:56 PM
by FlammNew
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

<t><br/> Evertype said:<br/> It would be much harder for you to have to write sodder and remember to insert the spoken L.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I disagree. In any situation where a word is spelt one way and pronounced another you will inconvenience somebody - spelling it gwedhen and pronouncing it ...
by FlammNew
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

<t><br/> Pokorny said:<br/> How can VA be accounted for in a way that recognises it as a part of the speech of many but keeps any nuisance for speakers who don't use it to the minimum?<br/> <br/> <br/> How about leave it out of the standard written form but accept that some people will still pronoun...
by FlammNew
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

Evertype, what's your own explanation for why some words are spelled half a dozen different ways within the same text? Just idle curiosity...
by FlammNew
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Question Re: Cornish code (06) on 2001 Census
Replies: 10
Views: 334


Fulub-le-Breton said:
You must understand that the government/establishment probably doesn't think with one brain.



Not even if you added them all together... :lol:
by FlammNew
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

Why not use an existing forum such as the one in dasunys.net?
by FlammNew
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

<t>Yawn. I just hope that the SWF dictionary contains the etymology of all words and example phrases so that no-one is in any doubt as to whether it's attested, a dialect word, a cognate, a neologism, a translation from English, or a total invention of the author's. That way the dictionary user can ...
by FlammNew
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Unconventional baby name wanted from cornish vocab - can you help?
Replies: 33
Views: 1786


chris said:
How about Ventongimp - don't know what it means but it'd be unusual!



Plus the child wouldn't get bullied at all with a name like that!
by FlammNew
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

I think that just about 100% of the language movement thinks that it's a good idea, so I'll be surprised if the SWF will not have a clear spelling-pronunciation link.
by FlammNew
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Cornish Language, Culture and History
Topic: Single Written Form for Cornish Language
Replies: 4197
Views: 30929

So Taran, what's your proposal for a SWF that everyone could live with, even KK users?