Abjads / Consonant alphabets
Abjads, or consonant alphabets, represent consonants only, or consonants
plus some vowels. Full vowel indication (vocalisation) can be added,
usually by means of diacritics, but this is not usually done. Most of abjads,
with the exception of Ugaritic, are written from right to left.
Some scripts, such as Arabic, are used both
as an abjad and as an alphabet.
Abjads currently in use
Abjads that are no longer used
Transcriptions in the International
Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) are used extensively throughout this website.
The IPA transcriptions are the letters and other symbols which appear
in square brackets, like this [b], [p]. etc.
You can learn which sounds are represented by these letters and symbols at:
http://www.unil.ch/ling/page12580.html (en français)
Other writing systems
Semanto-phonetic writing systems,
Alternative writing systems,
Languages by writing system,
Languages by family,
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