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Re: [ANE-2] The abagadary vagary

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  • Peter T. Daniels
    An abugida is NOT a simplified syllabary. No syllabary has ever given rise to a script of any other type. Pointed Hebrew/Arabic/Syriac are alphabets. --
    Message 1 of 20 , Sep 2, 2006
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      An abugida is NOT a "simplified syllabary." No syllabary has ever given rise to a script of any other type.

      Pointed Hebrew/Arabic/Syriac are alphabets.
      --
      Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...


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      From: B.E.Colless <briancolless@...>
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, September 2, 2006 8:35:45 AM
      Subject: Re: [ANE-2] The abagadary vagary


      And an abugida is a simplified syllabary (Sanskrit and Ethiopic, both of
      which developed from the Semitic abgad/consonantary). You could say that the
      Hebrew and Arabic scriptures, with vowel-marks added to the consonants, have
      such a system of writing. (If we don't classify them that way, what would be
      the correct designation, in a single word?)
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