TERMINOLOGY

Abugida

    A writing system that uses graphemes for consonants and diacritic marks to denote vowels

Adjab

    A writing system that uses graphemes for consonants and has no vowel marks

Alphabet

    A writing system that uses graphemes for both consonants and vowel

Diacritic

    A small mark such as an accent that denotes the various vowel sounds

Grapheme

    These are the symbols used in a writing system to denote the various phonemes

Ideopgraph

    A writing system where the graphemes represent general concepts

Logograph

    A writing system where the graphemes represent individual words

Phoneme

    The individual sounds used in a language

Syllabary

    A writing system where the graphemes represent individual syllables