suzmccarth scripsit:

> Now I am really puzzled since Cree would have a similar syllable
> structure <ma-si-na-hi-ka-n> simple CV <a-s-pi-ta-s-ko-pi-so-n> and
> CV with final /s/ and final /n/ using a "final". The system is
> composed of syllabics for open syllables and finals (plus a couple of
> featural signs not always used)They certainly call their system
> syllabic even though Naskapi has a different structure in the spoken
> language.

Cree can be seen as an abugida as well, although the vowel signs and
the virama are encoded using size and orientation changes rather than
diacritics (Indic scripts) or incorporated strokes (Ethiopic).

It was convenient for Unicode to assimilate Ethiopic and Canadian
Syllabics to the syllabaries and the Indic scripts to the alphabets (with
complex script rendering), but there is nothing fundamental about this.

Does anyone know the language -- I believe it is a North American one -- in
which syllabograms that look like ligatured North American English handwriting
are used? I saw it once but have no clue where.

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