--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...>
> Michael Everson wrote:
> >
> > At 17:14 -0400 2004-06-02, Peter T. Daniels wrote:
> >
> > > > Now I am really puzzled since Cree would have a similar
> > >> 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
> > >> composed of syllabics for open syllables and finals (plus a
couple of
> > >> featural signs not always used)They certainly call their
> > >> syllabic even though Naskapi has a different structure in the
> > >> language.

> > >? What's what people call their system got to do with what it
> > >"Cree syllabics" has characters for each (C)V syllable, plus
> > >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
> No reason but typology. And perhaps comparative Algonquian. I don't
> think there are word-intial sC's, but it's been a very long time
> my Algonquian seminar with Hockett.

There are no word initial s(C) syllables and my example <a-s-pi-ta-s-
ko-pi-so-n> with breaks represents how it is encoded into syllabic
units as V or CV syllables with syllable final s and word final n
encoded by superscript characters representing a consonant only.

It just seems to me that Tamil with CV and final CV-C pattern could
also be encoded with a syllabary.

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> Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...