--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, John Cowan <cowan@...> wrote:
> suzmccarth scripsit:
> > Western Cree encodes V and CV. Syllable final C are all
> > continuants, and can be produced vocalically by the native
> > as syllables, even written with full syllabic characters (not
> > reduced size superscript) when handwriting.
> Buginese doesn't even have a way of distinguishing final
> you just have to know which ones they are. It's also common in
> Hindi not to use a virama (vowel killer) on a final consonant;
> you just have to know which inherent vowels aren't pronounced.
> They're still abugidas.

Yes, very like Cree, both of those things happen in informal Cree. I
know exactly what you are talking about. About that abugida word -
applying it to both Cree and Tamil, hmmmm.

Suzanne McCarthy
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