At 17:14 -0400 2004-06-02, Peter T. Daniels wrote:

> > 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.
>? What's what people call their system got to do with what it encodes?
>"Cree syllabics" has characters for each (C)V syllable, plus final
>consonants. From your two examples, it seems that Cree has syllables CV,
>VC, and CVC.

No reason a-spi-ta-sko-pi-so-n couldn't be analyzed with CCVs though
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * *