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gismu rafsi: lut lu'a x1 is a route/path/way/course/track to x2 from x3 via/defined by points including x4 (set). A route merely connects origin/destination, but need not be improved in any way; (x4 is a set of points at least sufficient to constrain the route relevantly). (cf. litru, naxle, tcana, dargu, klaji, ve klama; tadji, zukte for means to a goal, klama, pagre)
gismu x1 is a police officer/[enforcer/vigilante] enforcing law(s)/rule(s)/order x2. Police officer, as an agent of authority (= ca'irpulji, ka'irpulji), as part of a police force (= puljysoi, as part of puljyselsoi); military police (= jempulji, bilpulji). See also catni, sonci, bilni, flalu, bandu, jemna, zekri, krati.
experimental gismu x1 is a waterfall (geological and hydrological, semi-permanent feature) with source/flowing fluid x2 (fluid need not be water), with rock/terrain characteristics/grade (slope)/features x3 in potential (gravitational well/field) x4; mass/quantity of fluid x2 flows over feature x3 so as to fall /tumble down it (continuously) Despite the gloss, the waterfall need not constitute falling water specifically, just a falling-tumbling fluid. x3 might be (but is not necessarily strictly) a terrain feature underlying the flow of the fluid. Proposed short rafsi: -pup-. Confer: falri'e, jacfa'u, jacfalstu.
gismu rafsi: ral x1 is principal/chief/leader/main/[staple], most significant among x2 (set) in property x3 (ka). Staple (= ralselpra); general/admiral/president/principal leader (= ralja'a, ralterbe'e; use additional terms to distinguish among these); also primary, prime, (adverb:) chiefly, principally, mainly; (x2 is complete specification of set). See also vajni, te bende, minde, lidne, jatna, jitro, gidva, midju.
obsolete fu'ivla x1 is a rodent [member of eutherian mammal Rodentia] of subtaxon/type/genus/species/breed/variety x2 Meant for any rodent in general (more general than ratcu, smacu). See also: ratcu, smacu, ronte. If ronte is accepted as an official (non-experimental) gismu, this word would be dispreferred to ronte or rontnrodentia; presently, whether only Rodentia or any "small, scurrying mammal" can be so-referred is vague (although probably preference is the strict sense of only Rodentia).
experimental gismu x1 is/reflects/pertains to Native American/Amerindian/First Nations person(s) ['race'; generalized] culture/status in aspect x2, of subtype/particular subcategory/group/tribe x3, by definition/standard/societal classification system x4 Makes no implications of relative status etc. See also: tutle, kapli, maska, xispo, abniena, niengatu, nienke'a, ancinabe, tsalagi, siksika.
obsolete fu'ivla x1 is a rodent [can only be a member of eutherian mammal Rodentia] of subtaxon/type/genus/species/breed/variety x2 Meant for any rodent in general (more general than ratcu, smacu). If ronte is accepted as an official (non-experimental) gismu, this word would be dispreferred to ronte or rontnrodentia. If ronte is accepted as an official non-experimental gismu, this word is preferred to ratcnrodentia. While ronte should, strictly speaking, refer to only scientifically-classified rodents, semantic broadening might allow its use to refer to any "small, scurrying mammal"; this word would be used for semantic disambiguation, its only allowed reference set is that of scientifically-classified rodents (order Rodentia).
gismu rafsi: sep sei x1 is apart/separate from x2, separated by partition/wall/gap/interval/separating medium x3. Also aloof (= jiksei); alone (= rolsmisei meaning apart or unlike all others of its kind; pavysei, seirpavmei meaning "only" or "one alone" - do not use when talking about, for example, two people who are alone); x3 space. See also bitmu, snuji, senta, fendi, curve, jinsa, bitmu, marbi.
gismu rafsi: se'a x1 (agent) inserts/interposes/puts/deposits x2 into interior x3/into among/between members of x3. Insertion need not imply a significant degree of 'filling'; inject (= je'erse'a); syringe/needle (= se'arterje'e, je'erse'atci, jestu'u or tu'urjesni); also pour, inflate, stuff, fill. See also rinci, tisna, punji, jbini, nenri, jmina, culno, kunti, catlu.
gismu rafsi: sfa x1 (agent) punishes x2 for infraction x3 (event/state/action) with punishment x4 (event/state). Also chastise, castigate, chasten, discipline, correct (one sense); also x4 penalty. See also cnemu, pleji, venfu, zekri, canja, dunda, jdima, jerna, kargu, prali, dapma, cirko, jinga.
gismu rafsi: ska x1 is/appears to be of color/hue x2 as perceived/seen by x3 under conditions x4. Conditions may include lighting, background, etc.. See also blanu, bunre, cicna, cinta, crino, grusi, narju, nukni, pelxu, xunre, zirpu, carmi, kandi, xekri, blabi.
experimental gismu x1 is a plum/peach/cherry/apricot/almond/sloe [fruit] (genus Prunus) of species/variety x2 zirsmela for plum, xunsmela for cherry, najysmela for peach, pelsmela for apricot, ri'orsmela for almond, blasmela for sloe. Cf. rutrprunu, ricrprunu, flaume, persika, rutrceraso, birkoku, frambesi, fragari, plise, perli, rozgu
gismu rafsi: soc sro x1 is a store/deposit/supply/reserve of materials/energy x2 in containment x3. x3 need not be a container, but could merely be a site/location restriction; e.g. a heap. The sumti indicates how the supply is identified and distinguished from other occurrences of the stored x2 that are not part of the store. (cf. panka; vreji for information storage; sabji for a store or reserve that is not necessarily tied to a site, banxa, panka)
gismu rafsi: spu x1 answers/replies to/responds to person/object/event/situation/stimulus x2 with response x3. x3 also answer/reply. If x2 is a person/object, it will usually require "tu'a" indicating that the reply/response is to that person/object doing something. "tu'a" may not be needed if the person/object itself is the stimulus, rather than something it is doing. See also cusku, preti, nabmi, danfu, frati, cpedu.
gismu x1 is a tile/cake [shape/form] of material x2, shape x3, thickness x4. A tile is a 3-dimensional object, relatively uniform and significant in the 3rd dimension, but thin enough that its shape in the the other two dimensions is a significant feature; 'city block' is conceptually a tile; polygon (= taplytai or kardytai - shaped like an approximately-2-dimensional block, lijyclupa - a loop composed of lines). (cf. bliku, kubli, matci; karda, for which the 3rd dimension is insignificant, bliku, kurfa, matci, plita, tarmi)
gismu rafsi: tav ta'a x1 talks/speaks to x2 about subject x3 in language x4. Not limited to vocal speech, but this is implied by the x4 without context of some other medium of conversation (use cusku, casnu, skicu, ciksi for weaker implication of vocal communication); converse/discuss/chat (= simta'a, simsku, vricysimta'a for a conversation not clearly delimited by subject). See also bacru, cusku for actual expression, casnu, darlu, skicu, ciksi, bangu.