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Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference between an adugida and
a syllabary?

On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 2:31 PM, William Wright
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> Sorry about that; I meant to send it to the list. Thanks for the answer, though.
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> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 1:19 PM, jameshyett jameshyett
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hey there, did you mean to send this to the mailing list or to me
>> specifically?
>>
>> The two are very similar, but I believe in an abugida (like Devanagari),
>> while each symbol does by default represent (at least) a CV sequence,
>> additional vowel markings can be added to change the vowel from default (eg
>> 'a' in Devanagari). In a 'true' syllabary, each symbol represents one
>> syllable (in Inuktitut syllabics, a CV sequence), with additional markings
>> possibly for things other than vowels (in Inuktitut, there are explicit
>> markings for coda consonants and vowel length).
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> -James
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------
>> From: William Wright <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: September 26, 2016 at 3:01 PM
>>
>>
>> Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference between an adugida and
>> a syllabary?
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:36 AM, jameshyett jameshyett
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Very neat, I concur, but also interesting to note the rate of literacy in
>>> syllabics, as discussed in this article http://goo.gl/lrNTK3, particularly
>>> in
>>> the third-last paragraph. In my opinion, and there is probably science
>>> that
>>> backs this up, the system is a nightmare for dyslexia, quite apart from
>>> making
>>> rotated text (eg reading upside down) so much more of a challenge.
>>>
>>> Not terribly articulate cause I'm in lecture and have to pee but this is
>>> what i
>>> thought of when i saw the subject line.
>>>
>>> -James
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> ---------- Original Message ----------
>>>> From: "B. R. George" <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> Date: September 26, 2016 at 2:08 PM
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Part of a family of scripts first developed for (I think) Ojibwe, no?
>>>> (Sorry if that's already in the video in detail - I'm not in a good place
>>>> to watch it.)
>>>>
>>>> In any case, I concur that it's pretty cool.
>>>>
>>>> B
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Logan Kearsley <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > This is a pretty cool script that I had not heard of before:
>>>> >
>>>> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW4hI_METac
>>>> >
>>>> > Also one of the few examples of a conscript becoming the standard
>>>> > orthography of a natlang.
>>>> >
>>>> > -l.
>>>> >
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Sincerely,
>> William S. Wright
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> Sincerely,
>          William S. Wright



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         William S. Wright