--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, Michael Everson <everson@...> wrote:
> 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
> >quote.
> 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.

It *is* a regular way of indicating relationships, and Syllabics is as
systematic as Hangul - I don't know what that was all about. It is
just that 'featural' has had a different use in linguistics for some
time. Anyway, at least I can quote this and say that this is what you
were trying to say.

Great weather here on the west coast this weekend. Nice for September.