16. CV'V cmavo of selma'o BAI with irregular forms

There are 65 cmavo of selma'o BAI, of which all but one (“do'e”, discussed in Section 6), are derived directly from selected gismu. Of these 64 cmavo, 36 are entirely regular and have the form CV'V, where C is the first consonant of the corresponding gismu, and the Vs are the two vowels of the gismu. The remaining BAI cmavo, which are irregular in one way or another, are listed in the table below. The table is divided into sub-tables according to the nature of the exception; some cmavo appear in more than one sub-table, and are so noted.

   cmavo    gismu        comments

    Monosyllables of the form CVV:

    bai     bapli
    bau     bangu
    cau     claxu
    fau     fasnu
    gau     gasnu
    kai     ckaji        uses 2nd consonant of gismu
    mau     zmadu        uses 2nd consonant of gismu
    koi     korbi
    rai     traji        uses 2nd consonant of gismu
    sau     sarcu
    tai     tamsmi       based on lujvo, not gismu
    zau     zanru

    Second consonant of the gismu as the C:
        (the gismu is always of the form CCVCV)

    ga'a    zgana
    kai     ckaji        has CVV form (monosyllable)
    ki'i    ckini
    la'u    klani        has irregular 2nd V
    le'a    klesi        has irregular 2nd V
    mau     zmadu        has CVV form (monosyllable)
    me'e    cmene
    ra'a    srana
    ra'i    krasi
    rai     traji        has CVV form (monosyllable)
    ti'i    stidi
    tu'i    stuzi

    Irregular 2nd V:

    fi'e    finti
    la'u    klani        uses 2nd consonant of gismu
    le'a    klesi        uses 2nd consonant of gismu
    ma'e    marji
    mu'u    mupli
    ti'u    tcika
    va'o    vanbi

    Special cases:

    ri'i    lifri        uses 3rd consonant of gismu
    tai     tamsmi       based on lujvo, not gismu
    va'u    xamgu        CV'V cmavo can’t begin with “x”