Mark E. Shoulson wrote:
> cowan@... wrote:
> >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.
> >
> I think the *original* Cherokee syllables looked a little like this.
> That is, the ones first drawn up by Sequoyah. They were changed when he
> went to a printer to start using them, since the printer of course
> didn't have sorts for them, so they went through his pile of oddball
> letters and maybe took a file to some of them...
> I'll have to see if I can find a picture of the originals.

See e.g. Ferguson & Heath, *Language in the USA*.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...