Sunday, October 25, 2015

Detail #227: A Syllabary with a Quirk

Consider a language where there is a bunch of very uncommon syllables, i.e. these syllables appear in about a handful of words. Now, syllabaries easily get a fair share of symbols, and having symbols for syllables that basically don't form "minimal pairs" ever, due to their being very uncommon in the language might seem like a waste of effort.

So, have a symbol for "other syllable", that appears in a handful of words, but is realized in very different ways in them.

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