Abugida (Writing) a writing system type that is based primarily on consonants but requires vowels

Abugida is a term in Grammatology that commonly means "a writing system type that is based primarily on consonants but requires vowels." (See also: ScriptSource Script Types). This term belongs mainly to the broader category called Writing.

Website definitions of Abugida

Source: ScriptSource (https://scriptsource.org)

"Script Types"

Abugida: A writing system based on consonants, with obligatory but secondary representation of vowels. Any given symbol represents a full syllable, which may be a single vowel or a complex combination of multiple consonants with a vowel. Where the symbol represents a combination of sounds, each sound will usually be represented by a particular element in the symbol, which is consistent across all syllables containing that sound.

SIL International Contributors, "ScriptSource: Script Types," accessed September 11, 2023, https://scriptsource.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=entry_detail&uid=cq3q4pwuah. [Visit]

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PsychLing Contributors. "Abugida." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 18 Sep. 2023, psylng.org/glossary/term/abugida-script. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.


PsychLing (2023, September 18). Abugida. Retrieved from https://psylng.org/glossary/term/abugida-script

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PsychLing Contributors. "Abugida." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created September 18, 2023. Modified September 18, 2023. Accessed December 10, 2023. https://psylng.org/glossary/term/abugida-script.


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