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phonetic complement
also called Complement and has one more synonym

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  1. a phonetic symbol used to disambiguate word characters (logograms) that have multiple readings, in mixed logographic-phonetic scripts such as Egyptian hieroglyphs, Akkadian cuneiform, Japanese, and Mayan

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 21, 2008
  2. Written English has few logograms, primarily numerals, and therefore few phonetic complements

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  3. An example is the nd of 2nd 'second', which avoids ambiguity with 2 standing for the word 'two'

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  4. Hypothetically, if English had a more developed system of phonetic complements parallel with the scripts mentioned above, there might be a convention of writing 2ble for 'double', 2ple for 'couple', 2ary for 'February' (the second month), b2y for 'bi

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 21, 2008
  5. In Sumerian, the single word kur had two meanings: 'hill' and 'country'

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