|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).