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|Nouns decline according to...|
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Classification and DialectsEdit
|Plosive||p b||t d||k g|
|Fricative||f v||s z||h|
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Diphthongs: eɪ, aɪ, oʊ
Syllables are limited to CV or V order. In a syllable, consonants cannot come after other consonants, nor can they come after the vowel. Any consonant may come before any vowels, and any consonant may be a syllable on its own.
Each vowel has two sounds, a "short" and a "long" sound (not dependent on the length of the sound.) Short vowel sounds are expressed by writing the vowel once, while the long vowel sounds are expressed by writing the vowel twice.
Verbs conjugate by tense, as well as for the imperative mood. Buusu has six tenses, four of which are formed using auxiliary verbs. Verbs in the past and present tense conjugate by adding "guu" and "boo" respectively after the base verb. Expressing the future is usually done using modal verbs, though when expressing events in the future that are certain, the auxillary verb "tuubee" can be added to the end of the clause with the base-verb left un-conjugated. To express perfect tenses, the auxiliary verb "hoo" is added before the verb, and if in the present or past tense, "hoo" is cojugated as a regular verb. Verbs that come after another verb (excluding auxiliary and modal verbs) are conjugated by adding "u" after the base-verb.
Buunu uses SVO word order except for when asking questions using modal verbs, in which case VSO word order is used. Articles (Du: Definite, Haa: Indefinite) are placed before the noun they are regarding, and before any adjectives that are regarding the noun. Plurals are optional when not discussing measurement and is noted with the word "ugoo" which can be placed either directly after the noun, at the very end of the phrase, or even at the very end of a sentence, where it can be said twice to indicate that all nouns in the sentence are plural. Possessives are marked with the word "su" being placed after the noun that is in possession. Negation is usually after the verb using the word "nitaa", but can also be before the verb for emphisis using the word "no" ("no" can be used for modal verbs, but must come after). Because modal verbs all have opposite counterparts, negation works slightly differently for them, by simply implying a vague state e.g: Mee giboo nitaa deepo (Literally: I must not go) simply implies that they don't need to go, to imply that they must not go, they would say: mee gitoboo deepo.