The word nika, which alone denotes daughter, makes the power of the syllabic ka doubtful.
The Chinese have no alphabet, but about 20,000 syllabic characters.
The syllabic alphabet invented in 1821 by George Guess (Sequoyah) is the character employed.
It may prove that there are some ten sheets on the register under this syllabic title.
Again, many of the signs have more than one syllabic value, and they may be used as ideograms as well as phonetically.
Compare what was said about syllabic m in § 22, and about syllabic n in § 24.
The rate of syllabic utterance is usually a personal characteristic.
Japanese is a syllabic language like our own, but, unlike our own, it is not accented.
The variety of syllabic and ideographic values which the cuneiform characters show could thus be accounted for.
The laugh was repeated in its low, syllabic tone, and terminated in an odd murmur.