En réponse à Ray Brown : >Yep - I was going to suggest cuneiform. I know of no syllabaries that are >exclusive vowel first, and I'b be very surprised if any such existed or had >existed as AFAIK no natlang consists only of blocked syllables beginning >with >vowels only. Well, not a natlang, but in my conlang Azak roots are written with an alphabet and suffixes with a syllabary. But since Azak suffixes are always in the form VC or VCVC, the syllabary is a VC syllabary (with a few VCVC simple signs :)) ). Christophe Grandsire. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.