Michael Everson wrote:
> At 22:54 -0400 2004-06-02, John Cowan wrote:
> >suzmccarth scripsit:
> >
> >> This seems to me to be the only logical answer. I can't think why
> > > else Tamil couldn't have precomposed characters for aksharas since
> > > Canadian Syllabics works for 3 languages with fairly different
> > > syllable structure, Western Cree, Naskapi and Inuit.
> >
> >Well, not using the abugida model for the Indic scripts would have
> >gobbled up immense numbers of codepoints, since CV and CCV and even
> >CCCV are possible in certain languages.
> rstra occurs

There's a <y> in there too -- Bill Bright told me where to find it in
the Sanskrit dictionary. If I manage to find it again, I'm putting it
into my chapter in *Language in South Asia*.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...