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Onset/Rhyme Scripts

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Saturday, July 8, 2006, 10:40
Hello List,
With the script discussion goïng on currently, I thought I'd raise a
question: does anyone have / kno' scripts based on two sets of caracters -
onsets, and rhymes? Those seem to be vanishingly rare compared to alphabetic
or syllabic systems; in fact, I don't think I've ever come across any others
than the Chinese zhuyin system. Yet surely such a system would, for many
languages, be more practical than a plain syllabary or abugida; in some
cases, perhaps even more practical than a plain alphabet?

The real-world rarity is probably due to historical reasons, but I'd expect
to see at least some around in conscripts...

John Vertical


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