Re: Hmong and semi-syllabic writing
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 13, 1999, 20:12|
dirk elzinga scripsit:
> I've always thought that having separate characters for onset
> and rhyme was an interesting compromise between an alphabet and
> a syllabary.
As you probably know, the Zhuyin-Fuhao system for Chinese (informally,
and in Unicode, called "bopomofo" after the first four letters) usues
something very like this. They were developed in 1916 and are acceptable
to all branches of Chinese culture. They use the same tone marks as
Pinyin and Wade-Giles.
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