Daniels, Peter T.

He invented the words "abjad" and "abugida."
He invented the words
"abjad" and "abugida."

(Born: December 11, 1951)
A scholar of writing systems and co-editor, with William Bright, of The World's Writing Systems (1996). In that book, he introduced the terms abjad (a writing system with no vowel letters) and abugida (a writing system that is partly alphabetical and partly syllabic).

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