John Cowan wrote:
> suzmccarth scripsit:
> > Western Cree encodes V and CV. Syllable final C are all
> > continuants, and can be produced vocalically by the native speaker
> > as syllables, even written with full syllabic characters (not
> > reduced size superscript) when handwriting.
> Buginese doesn't even have a way of distinguishing final consonants;
> 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; again,
> you just have to know which inherent vowels aren't pronounced.
> They're still abugidas.

Since I'm coming from Ethiopic-land, virama was never part of the
definition of abugida.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...