Chapter 17: As Easy As A-B-C? The Lojban Letteral System And Its Uses

14. List of all auxiliary lerfu-word cmavo

cmavo   selma'o     meaning

bu  BU      makes previous word into
                a lerfu word
ga'e    BY      upper case shift
to'a    BY      lower case shift
tau LAU     case-shift next lerfu word only
lo'a    BY      Latin/Lojban alphabet shift
ge'o    BY      Greek alphabet shift
je'o    BY      Hebrew alphabet shift
jo'o    BY      Arabic alphabet shift
ru'o    BY      Cyrillic alphabet shift
se'e    BY      following digits are
                a character code
na'a    BY      cancel all shifts
zai LAU     following lerfu word
                specifies alphabet
ce'a    LAU     following lerfu word
                specifies font
lau LAU     following lerfu word
                is punctuation
tei TEI     start compound lerfu word
foi FOI     end compound lerfu word

Note that LAU cmavo must be followed by a BY cmavo or the equivalent, where “equivalent” means: either any Lojban word followed by “bu”, another LAU cmavo (and its required sequel), or a “tei … foi” compound cmavo.