RE: Script vs Writing System

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 22:37:06 CDT

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    > I fully agree. "Featural" is a description orthogonal to
    > like "alphabet" or "syllabary" or "printed in green ink" for that
    > matter. I was just running off with talking about other orthographies
    > which could be described as featural, whatever else the are (note that
    > VS and Lhoerr are alphabets, and tengwar is probably closest to an
    > abjad, in most modes)

    OK, good. You had me worried for a moment. :-)


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