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In a reply to the longest (yet) post on this side of the [tcana], [la .selkik.] mentioned a word known as [zo <<dai'o]. I noticed the spelling. All other cmavo follow the pattern CVV, CV'V, CV, V, or V'V. Nowhere have I seen CVV'V. Is it ungrammatical to use such a pattern, or did those who created Lojban just leave this avenue of cmavo wide open for future development? What about CVV'VV?

Also, why are certain cmavo not in existence, such as [bi'a]. Is it just coincidende, or something deeper? How many such cmavo are left open to development (meaning "creation")? I have only really counted three (CV'V cmavo where the consonant is a [xy] do not count (too hard to say)).


>> No.307  

See: <http://www.lojban.org/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=unassigned+cmavo>

>> No.318  

The whole series of cmavo starting with "x" are reserved as experimental cmavo, plus people have made various other forms. Which experimental cmavo precisely are kosher is perhaps a mildly controversial topic. For instance, I happen to really enjoy the experimental cmavo "mu'a'a'a'a" (comic cruelty), but I suspect some people might complain a bit when it comes time to make that one official.

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