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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? Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>


John Cowan <jcowan@...>