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bu-letteral letteral for y.
experimental cmavo letteral for y Synonymous with ybu. Formed by analogy with a'y et al., but y'y is already taken.
cmavo hesitation noise; maintains the floor while speaker decides what to say next. Note: completely invisible to grammar (except in the cluster ybu), and thus can't even be quoted by zo. Use "lo depsna" instead if you wish to refer to the "word" y itself. See denpa, sance
lujvo x1 (letteral: la'e zo BY/word-bu) is a hyphen/joining letter(al) in language x2 with function in/context of use/with rules for use/with properties x3, joining prefixed unit/lexeme/morpheme/string x4 (quote) to postfixed unit/lexeme/morpheme/string x5 (quote) in construct (full word) x6 (quote) x1 joins words/morphemes/particles into a single cohesive, grammatical unit. x4 and x5 may be improper quotes. In English, "-" is such a hyphen letteral; in Lojban, ybu, ry, ny, and ly are such hyphen letterals (arguably, as is y'y). The fact that the letteral is used to join words is implicit and this function therefore need not be specified in x3 in most cases.