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Script type

From:Maarten van Beek <dungeonmaster@...>
Date:Monday, May 27, 2002, 15:51
Hi everybody,

I have been following the discussion on alphabets, syllabaries etc. and I
was wondering: one of my languages uses a script that is somewhere in
between an alphabet and a syllabary (but more towards an alphabet, I think).
The basis of the system are the vowels, which are at the center of each
syllable. To this core symbol, you may add up to two additional symbols that
indicate the caput and coda of the syllable. These consist of a consonant or
consonant cluster. Many ligatures exist of common caput/coda combinations,
in which only the central vowel differs.

My question: How would such a writing system be classified? Are there any
nat- or conlangs which use a similar system, and if so, does anyone know
where I can get more info on this subject?



Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>