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).
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 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 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).
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.