Orthography of Affixes
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How affixes are written relative to their roots
This public article was written by blindcat97 on 27 Jun 2017, 03:59.
[comments] oso The addition of affixes to any root word is exceedingly simple. If the root word ends in a standalone vowel, and the affix begins with the same, a glottal stop ʔ is placed between the two. The same applies if the vowels are replaced by diphthongs. This rule follows standard phonological constraints of Oishio, so that two diphthongs or two plain vowels cannot fall in sequence.
Some affixes may begin with a consonant. Since the root word must always begin and end in vowels/diphthongs, the affix can simply be attached without anything between. There is a standard for beginners lessons to use the silent h between them, to distinguish clearly that there is a separate affix; however, this is generally considered improper in any other context, as two consonants in sequence is also against phonological constraints.