Michael Everson scripsit:

> Daniels is right. [Old Persian is] a syllabary with some alphabetic elements, not
> an abugida per se.

But KA alone is read /ka/, KA+I is read /ki/, and /ku/ is written using the
distinct KU. Furthermore, many consonants appear only in ?A form. I admit
it's a borderline case.

[on rongorongo:]

> It can't be *proved* that it's writing.


> Why logosyllabary? Why not syllabary?

Because there are about 800 distinct glyphs. If it's a syllabary, it has
a most extraordinary degree of glyphic variation, particularly considering
the small number of possible syllables in a Polynesian language, just 100
for modern Rapanui.

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