--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...>

> In what way does Ethiopic "look like" Cree? In particular, in what
> does it look more like Cree than like Indic scripts?

In Cree and Ethiopic, the CV unit is represented by one discrete
visual symbol. In Tamil the CV unit is often written with 3 letters
in a row. Tamil looks quite different from Ethiopic. The vowel
modifiers look like one or two separate vowel letters. Some are
ligatures but many are not.

Suzanne McCarthy