syllabogram


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syllabogram

(sɪˈlæbəʊˌɡræm)
n
(Linguistics) a written symbol representing a single syllable
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For example the spelling <C U L8R> (rather than <see you later>), uses <C> and <U> as morphograms, <L> as a phonogram, <R> as a syllabogram, and <8> as 'rhymogram'.
Decipherment of the Mayan script, which has taken place in a significant scale since the 1950s, has shed light on the combined usage of logograms (meaning signs, which stand for whole words or word-stems) and syllabograms (phonetic signs, which represent syllables).
It contains excellent palaeographic studies, tables of syllabograms, and catalogues of Fara-period texts (correlated where possible with their archaeological find spots), bibliographies to individual tablets, and much more.
As long as the signs LUGAL and SA are not used as syllabograms outside the words sarru and libbu it is not advisable to write these words with sar and lib.