Writing Systems

in the West, Writing Systems are now typically divided into six types: Logographic Syllabic Alphabetic Abugida Abjad Featural Daniels (1996) suggested that we need to distingusih between alphabets, abjads and abugidas. Cf. Syllabic alphabets, Syllabaries, Semanto-phonetic scripts. In India, the Vedic tradition records 6 Kinds of scripts linked with the 6 darshanas or 6 Schools of thought.