noun, plural syl·la·bar·ies.
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Kana signifies the Japanese syllabary,—the characters with which the language is written.Shadowings
This syllabary and that invented for the Cherokees by Guess, are the only two in the world.
A syllabary describes the god as a 'raging' deity, a description that suggests solar functions.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
There are about 400 of these complex syllabic signs in the syllabary, instead of 26 letters as in English.
This syllabary enabled the Japanese to express the sounds of their vernacular without difficulty.