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la'o me. John Q .me cusku di'e
> The terms Cr, Ca, Vr, etcetera, are merely terms in a formula like in
> algebra.  The letters "r", "a", etc. should actually expressed as
> subscripts to make it more clear they're just forumulaic terms (but I
> got lazy doing my HTML to turn them into subscripts).  So "Cr" does
> not mean "any consonant followed by the consonant r" but rather "the
> root consonsantal form" which can be, for example, -p- or -ks- or
> -fkl- or -mstw-, etc.  "Vr" means the vowel associated with the root"
> and can be forms like -a- or -ei- or -io-, etc.  The term "Ca" is
> completely arbitrary and simply means the consonantal form that goes
> in Slot X of an Ithkuil formative and carries five morphemes
> (configuration, affiliation, perspective, extension, and essence),
> with forms as simple as -p- or -f- all the way to forms such as
> -rthw-.

Oh! Okay, thank you very much. This clears up a lot of confusion. I had 
no idea they were supposed to be subscripts! I can't wait to get the book.

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