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  • n. An abugida.

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  • Alphasyllabaries (or abugidas) An alphabet type that has letters to represent consonant sounds; vowel sounds are shown with diacritics (modifiers to the consonant letters). Examples of abugidas : Tamil, Thai, Tibetan.

    There are 3 types of alphabets:
    1 - Abugidas (or alphasyllabaries) have letters to represent consonant sounds; vowel sounds are shown with diacritics (modifiers to the consonant letters).
    2 - Abjads only represent consonant sounds; vowel sounds are not shown.
    3 - True alphabets have letters to represent both consonant and vowel sounds.

    January 18, 2013