James Evans’ Cree Syllabic chart from 1841.
|sp||-r, -l final|
non-final w: · ( mid-dot)
final -y: ˙ ( high-dot )
|From Nichols: 1984|
A few interesting things to notice on this early Syllabic chart.
1. Long vowels are marked not by a dot-accent, but by cancelling (putting a white line through) the character.
2. There is a distinction between short <e> and long <ē>, which does not exist in Cree (all e's are long)
3. There is a rare <sp> syllabic series which is no longer used.