Re: Terminology (was: Latin glottal stop in ID in NWT, Canada)

From: Richard Wordingham <>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2015 15:17:02 +0100

On Sat, 24 Oct 2015 16:04:24 +0300
Eli Zaretskii <> wrote:

> An alphabet, AFAIU, has to have vowels that are represented as
> letters, equally to consonants. Hebrew with niqqud doesn't fit that'
> description, because niqqud are not letters.

My sentiments exactly, but our sentiments don't match the definitions.

Unicode: "A writing system in which both consonants and vowels are

Daniels & Bright in 'The World's Writing Systems' p4: "In an
_alphabet_, the characters denote consonants and vowels."

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