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[despammed] syllabary

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Monday, January 13, 2003, 1:18
A. Ingram wrote:
> I'm thinking of making a syllabary for my conlang. Has anyone else used > this method for scripting? What are some of the drawbacks and advantages? > Somehow I feel that I will have to define all the possible phonological > possiblilities before I can actually begin using it. This makes me think > that it will be a limiting factor. I know that the Cherokee Indian Nation > uses one and I've even seen it. I'm probably just missing something.
Yeah, you pretty much have to know your phonological constraints before you can make a syllabary. Which means syllabaries make more sense for laguages with really restrictive phonotactics (like Japanese).