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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, like
Arabic/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