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Rule #8

A word, any word, combines a number of basic sounds in order to express a more or less complex meaning.

It is possible to make clear pauses between words: any two words may have a pause between them.

But one cannot pause in the middle of words: when a speaker hesitates in the middle of a word, (s)he generally starts anew, returning to the beginning of the word.

Inuktitut speakers have an intuitive knowledge of word boundaries. In writing, words are separated by spaces.

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