abugida

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Etymology[edit]

Adapted by Peter T. Daniels from Ge'ez አቡጊዳ (ʾäbugida), the name of its own script, based on the Greek alphabet order (Α, Β, Γ, Δ).

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abugida (plural abugidas)

  1. (linguistics) A kind of syllabary in which a symbol or glyph representing an entire syllable contains parts representing a vowel and a consonant. Symbols for different syllables are typically generated by adding, altering, or removing the vowel portion of the symbol, often in the form of diacritics applied to a stable consonant symbol.

Usage notes[edit]

Some languages that use abugidas are Amharic, Hindi, Burmese, Cree and Ojibwe (Canadian Aboriginal syllabics). See Omniglot's Syllabic Alphabets Page for reference and more examples of abugidas.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

abugida m (plural abugidas)

  1. abugida

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Italian[edit]

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abugida m (plural abugidi)

  1. abugida

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Portuguese[edit]

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abugida m (plural abugidas)

  1. (linguistics) abugida (writing system in which consonant-vowel sequences are written as a unit)