abugida vs abjad vs alphabet vs syllabary
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 24, 2002, 19:51|
On 23 May 02, at 16:08, John Cowan wrote:
> I think so. I prefer to reserve the term "syllabary" only for what
> you have been calling a "non-featural syllabary", and use the
> terms "abjad" and "abugida" otherwise. Hangul is clearly none of these:
> it is an alphabet.
What's the difference between an abjad, an abugida, and a syllabary?
Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>