A table of syllables; more especially, a table of the indivisible syllabic symbols used in certain languages, as the Japanese and Cherokee, instead of letters.
A writing system whose characters are composed of syllables. Ethiopic is an example of a syllabary.
A writing system where each grapheme represents a syllable. Such graphemes are known as syllabograms, and typically represent CV sequences.
A syllabary is a phonetic writing system like an alphabet. Unlike an alphabet the sound-unit which is written is a syllable rather than a letter. In Japanese KataKana the sound "ka" is represented by one glyph. Syllabaries tend to be bigger than alphabets (KataKana requires about 60 different characters, while the Korean Hangul requires tens of thousands).
A type of writing system whose signs record syllables.
An ordered set of syllabograms representing all syllables of a particular language which uses syllabic script. Example: the set of syllabograms of Japanese Katakana , , , , , , for a, ka, sa, ta, na, ha, ma, respectively, etc.; Inuktitut Ù, , , Ç, É, Ì for pi, pu, pa, ti, tu, ta, etc.
First developed by Sequoyah for the Cherokee language, syllabaries were written scripts that included characters for the vowel and consonant sounds of individual Native American languages. Syllabaries enabled some Native Americans to write in their own languages.
a writing system whose characters represent syllables
a collection of signs that represent each different syllable of a language
a list of characters, each one of which is used to write a syllable
a list of syllables or a list of characters representing syllables and serving the purpose or stages of writing an alphabet
an alphabet in which each letter in a word stands for a whole syllable (such as "ga" ) instead of a single letter (such as "g")
a phonetic system, just like an alphabet, where the symbols stand for syllables, not letters as in an alphabet
a phonetic writing system consisting of symbols representing syllables
a set of characters each of which denotes a syllable rather than a single sound
a set of characters that represent (or approximate) the syllables of a language, with one distinct character for each possible syllable
a set of symbols where each one represents a specific syllable
a set of written symbols that represent (or approximate) syllable s, which make up word s
a set of written symbols which represent syllables
a system, Hebrew is a good example, wherein each symbol represents only a consonant sound
a system of writing in which the characters, rather than representing individual sounds, represent full syllables
a writing system in which each letter represents a whole syllable
a writing system in which each symbol stands for an entire syllable
a writing system where each character denotes a different consonant-vowel combination, without any systematic graphic similarity between the characters for phonetically similar syllables (in contrast to an abudiga)
a writing system where symbols represent syllables
See syllabic alphabet.
Provide a mechanism for communicating phonetic information along with the ideographic characters used by languages such as Japanese.
a writing system in which each symbol represents a syllable (usually a sequence of consonant + vowel) rather than a single sound. Syllabaries are used to write many Algonquian languages in central Canada, such as ??????? (Nehiyawewin, or Plains Cree), and have also been used for Dene languages in British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon, such as ??? (Dakelh), ?? ? (Dene Tha), and ?? ? (Dane-zaa).
sets of the written signs (or characters) of a language representing syllables
A syllabary is a set of written symbols that represent (or approximate) syllables, which make up words. A symbol in a syllabary typically represents an optional consonant sound followed by a vowel sound.