Juxtaposed vowels

In order to avoid having two vowels together, whenever a word (especially a noun) requires a suffix beginning with a different vowel, a "w" is inserted after a "u" and a "y" after other vowels.

This is e.g. the case when nouns are made plural, and is similar to adding the extra "e" in English.

More information is found in lesson 1.D.2.


Examples:

fu (house) => fuwo (houses)

maa (name) => maayey (names)

me (mouth) => meyo (mouths)

bari (horse) => bariyo (horses)


Last updated: 26 december 2009