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Syllabograms are signs used to write the syllables of a word. Syllabograms in the Maya script most frequently take the form of V (vowel) or CV (consonant-vowel) syllables of which approximately 83 are known. CVC signs are present as well. Two modern well-known examples of syllabaries consisting mostly of CV syllabograms are the Japanese kana, used to represent the same sounds in different occasions. Syllabograms represent sounds and logograms represent words or morphemes.

Types of writing system that use syllabograms[edit]