At 03:49 +0000 2005-09-26, suzmccarth wrote:

>The term 'featural' should be reserved for Bell's Visible Speech.
>Well, I know you don't want my advice, just give me the rational for
>Syllabics being a 'featural syllabary' - I do need something I can

If you think about it you might suppose that it must have been
because someone thought that regular rotations and superscription of
base characters was a regular way of indicating relationships.

But my body clock says it is 05:23 and I am in Portland Airport
awaiting a flight to Seattle, so you may choose to ignore me.
Michael Everson *