Re: The (UN)importance of pronunciation
|From:||Ph. D. <phild@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 11, 2004, 19:27|
Mark J. Reed wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 05:22:06PM -0800, Garth Wallace wrote:
> > That's actually an interesting argument in favor of an abjad for
> > English.
> Terminology memory failure. Is an abjad a consonantary, likeArabic/Hebrew,
> or a quasi-syllabary (both consonants and vowels, but consonants have
> an implied vowel)?
Abjad = consonants only as in Arabic
Abugida = consonants with inherent vowel as in Indic scripts