At 00:36 +0100 2001-11-09, Lars Marius Garshol wrote:

>That's an answer that makes sense, but it does seem that the abugida
>class needs a little stretching to make Cree fit into it. It doesn't
>seem that the designers of Cree thought the characters had any
>inherent vowel, but the "consistent modifications" are there.

Yes, each character has an inherent vowel, except for the small
superscript finals. The rotation tells the reader which vowel it is.

>See p. 582 of B&D, or <URL:

I'd be happy to sign up to write an article on Tolkien's scripts for
D&B if it ever gets revised. :-)
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