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pupsu
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.
ratcnrodentia
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).
sorcu
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)
taxfu
gismu rafsi: taf ta'u x1 is dress/a garment/clothing for wearing by x2 (gender/species/body part) serving purpose x3. Also: x2 can wear/is wearing x1; refers to something intended for use as a garment, not merely something that happens to be worn at some time (which need not be true for dasni). See also creka, cutci, daski, dasni, gluta, kosta, mapku, palku, pastu, skaci, smoka, lunbe.
volve
experimental gismu x1 returns to x2 from x3; x1 moves/gives back to x2 from x3. x1 goes back/reverts/retreats; (x2 may be a location or a person or an event/situation; the latter may also be expressed with krefu or rapli and a causative like rinka/rikygau). See also benji, krefu, rapli, rinka. For 'return something to something' use volvygau or xruti.
xajmi
gismu rafsi: xam x1 is funny/comical to x2 in property/aspect x3 (nu/ka); x3 is what is funny about x1 to x2. Also: x1 is a comedian (= xampre, xamseljibri for a professional comedian). (x1 can be a person/object or an abstraction; be careful about possible sumti-raising); See also bebna, cisma, cmila, fenki, zdile.
xe'u
experimental cmavo Abstraction variable indicator selbrisle. xe'u is a pro-bridi (meaning it takes the place of a fully-specified bridi). xe'u indicates that the selbrisle is considered to be a bridi-variable that can be filled by other bridi. xe'u makes sense only inside abstraction clauses. In particular, xe'u is almost solely used in prenex in order to put a word of selma'o NU in prenex in a statement of predicate logic of third or higher order. See bu'ai for usage. See also ce'u, bu'ai.
xigzo
experimental gismu x1 pertains/is related to/reflects the 'Higgs' mechanism in manner/with properties/in state/with realization x2, coupling to x3 in manner/with strength x4 The quality of being in the antiparticle/particle realization (for arbitrarily chosen realization being labelled "particle") can be specified in x2. Neither the gismu nor the definition is intended to be other than neutral with respect to those who have contributed significantly in investigations concerning this aspect of nature. Proposed short rafsi: -xig-. See also: jikfi,tsaba, dicma, vubla, grava, kantu, kantrbocuni.
xipfne
obsolete fu'ivla x1 emits light characteristic of/is of the color that is described by/(as) arising from/associated with the approximately twenty-one centimeter wavelength, hydrogen hyperfine proton/electron spin-flip transition (from parallel to antiparallel configuration, id est: from the higher energy state to the lower energy state), electromagnetic radiation In analogy to xunre and the like. See also: skari, blabi, xekri, kandi, carmi, nukni, narju, rozgu, zirpu, pelxu, xunre, cidro, lektoni, protoni, dikca, maksi, guska'u, gusni, cradi. This color is a subset/element (depending on interpretation/usage) of the colors associated with light in the radio and microwave regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Speaker determines how close "approximately twenty-one centimeters" is to exactly twenty-one centimeters. Technically can only be used for the coloration of light that would arise from the hyperfine spin-flip transition of a hydrogen atom (without any neutrons) in which the proton-electron quantum spin configuration abruptly changes from parallel to antiparallel in the 1s groundstate. But other isotopes and/or hydrogenic (id est: single-electron) atoms can be referenced by semantic broadening; note that in any case, this word always refers to the color of the light emitted from such an object. This is a color, not a description of the process, conditions under which the light of this color is emitted, etc., nor is it the light itself nor wavelength of the light. However, this term probably will come up in all such descriptions. For example, "hyperfine spin-flip transition" might be rendered {xipfne binxo}. Technically, any object that emits photons with wavelengths of approximately twenty-one centimeters will be of the color xipfne, regardless of why such emission is occurring (id est: it need not be due to hydrogen hyperfine, proton/electron spin-flip transitions). Usage in such a case is perfectly acceptable. However, in practice, such occasions/contexts will be rare (essentially completely absent except in theory) and the only common usage will be in the context of hydrogen hyperfine proton/electron spin-flip transitions (as in astronomy, chemistry, or quantum mechanics). This is an electromagnetic (id est: light, photon) color. It is physical (being derived from the properties of the wavelength of the emitted and received photon(s)), but is interpreted by some instrument (such as a telescope/camera system, an animal's optical system, etc.). Usage need not be technical.
xruti
gismu rafsi: xru x1 (agent) returns x2 to origin/earlier state x3 from x4; x1 moves/gives x2 back to x3 from x4. x2 goes back/reverts/Retreats. to x3 (= se'ixru for agent self-returning to a previous location/situation: renumber places in the lujvo); (x3 may be a location or a person or an event/situation; the latter may also be expressed with krefu or rapli and a causative like rinka/rikygau). See also benji, krefu, rapli, rinka.
zai'e
experimental cmavo jargon word indicator; indicates next word is a jargon word Jargon words are to have a single, defined, specialized meaning within one particular narrow context (e.g. a game, field of study, or industry), but may also be assigned to other meanings in other contexts. // Proposed rafsi: -zam-. Afterthought variant: zi'ai // Jargonic context, if needed, may be explicated using tanru, including with bo'ei / me la...ku clauses, or even defined with a specific meaning using the assigned rafsi e.g. samyzamsmacu or {gugyl zei zamgri}
zifyvlaklerafsi
lujvo x1 (quote) is a zi'evla/fu'ivla categorizer particle/morpheme/unit with meaning/indicating category x2, having properties x3, and that is appended in zi'evla (full word) x4, in language x5 Applies to any categorizer particle/word/morpheme/lexeme/string/unit; does not necessarily have to be a single jborafsi (even in Lojban zi'evla). Does not include the hyphen letter, nor the rest of the word (including any letter prefixed thereto if the rest of the word would otherwise start with a vowel). Quote the empty string (lu li'u) if the explicit categorizer is absent; in general, the quote will likely be improper in Lojban. See also: zifyvlavelvi'u, ra'oi, zi'evla, fu'ivla
zilxru
lujvo x1 returns to x2 from x3; x1 moves/gives back to x2 from x3. x1 goes back/reverts/retreats; (x2 may be a location or a person or an event/situation; the latter may also be expressed with krefu or rapli and a causative like rinka/rikygau). See also benji, krefu, rapli, rinka. For 'return something to something use zilxrugau or xruti.
alcamacrike
fu'ivla x1 pertains to/reflects Levant/Mashriq/al-Shaam/Shumm (eastern Mediterranean, northeast African, western Asian, western Middle Eastern; Mediterranean littoral region, Fertile Crescent subregion) culture/nationality/geography/history/character in aspect x2 x2 can also be used to define how the term is being used (since the definition has been historically variable and vague). See also: lusto , gomsi, ckenderu.
astrato
fu'ivla x1 is a grammatical abstraction of type x2 All Lojban constructs can be divided either to astrato/naly'astrato or to bridi, fasnu, selsku, namcu, dacti, gunma
bo'a
experimental cmavo pro-sumti: definitional terbri variable 1; x1 May be used to define words with cei'e, or to talk about definitions of existing or proposed words. Series: bo'a bo'e bo'i bo'o bo'u