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fu'ivla x1 is the "ce ki tau jei" dialect of Lojban, used by x2 to communicate x3 (si'o/du'u) Place structure based on bangu. Refers to a variant of the "ce ki tau jau" (tcekitaujau) dialect that differs on what jo'u is swapped with: see http://mw.lojban.org/papri/ce_ki_tau_jau. Use of this dialect can be marked with "jo'au tcekitaujei"
lujvo x1 contrasts-with/is-distinguished-from/is-set-apart-from x2 in property/aspect x3 Things are parallel, analogous or equivalent in some property when they share that property, not when they differ in it, so the te panra has to be the property which they share and makes them parallel. When the focus is on a property that they don't share, the things are said to contrast in that property, they are not parallel in it. See also panra.
cmevla name: UTC, Universal Coordinated Time (time standard) Variants: ubutycys, ubutycy (may or may not be prefixed with li'ai); u'y and uy are also sometimes seen in place of ubu. See detri, tcika, detcacryvu'u
fu'ivla x1 is a slinku'i word Note: for obvious reasons, zo will probably not work here. You probably want zoi to quote x1. A slinku'i word form looks like a stage-4 fu'ivla, but would be ambiguous when following certain cmavo, so it is disallowed. For more see http://mw.lojban.org/index.php?title=lo_valslinku%27i_cu_mo. See also valrtosmabru.
gismu rafsi: vas vau x1 contains/holds/encloses/includes contents x2 within; x1 is a vessel containing x2. [also accommodates, container; containment need not be total; x2 is Contained. in x1 (= selvau for reordered places)]; See also bartu, jbini, nenri, zvati, cpana, botpi, lanka.
lujvo x1 is a metaphor [of affix compound] with meaning [of affix compound] x2 with argument [of affix compound] x3 with affix compound x4; x1 is the tanru/metaphor construct of complex word/affix compound/lujvo x4 x4 is a compound word that is composed of various morphological/lexical "parts" that represents the underlying tanru/construct x1. Since this word is language-independent, the metaphor construct need not be successively-binary, as it is in Lojban. x1 is the tanru construct that underlies/is used to interpret/analyze/"break apart" lujvo x4.
lujvo x1=t1=s1 acts like/pretends to be fictional/imaginary character x2=t2=s2=xa1=p1 imaginary to x3=xa2, in property/way x4=s3 under conditions x5=t3. See also xanri, prenu, simsa, tarti.
gismu rafsi: xa'a x1 is a letter/missive/[note] to intended audience x2 from author/originator x3 with content x4. (cf. notci, which has places in a different order; the emphasis in xatra is on the communication between author and recipient, and not the content, which in a letter may not easily be categorized to a 'subject'; ciska, mrilu, papri)
lujvo x1 is is made of/contains/is a quantity of a black/very-dark colored carbonated beverage/soda of cola-flavor, of brand x2. Not any black, carbonated beverage, but one with cola-flavor, like Coca-Cola (=kokaKOlys), Pepsi, Julmust (=a soft drink that is mainly consumed in Sweden around Christmas;=(sfe'ero) xisyjbenunsla xeksodva) or similar. Another flavor may be added and expressed as a tanru, as long as the combination doesn't differ too much from the characteristics of xeksodva.
gismu rafsi: xla x1 is bad for x2 by standard x3; x1 is poor/unacceptable to x2. Be careful to distinguish between a bad/unacceptable event, and a bad/unacceptable agent: x1 does poorly (= lenu ko'a gasnu cu xlali and not normally ko'a xlali). See also palci, mabla, xamgu, betri.
experimental cmavo pro-sumti: the empty argument/value; syntactically-contextually and type-permitted maximally generic in its typing It is a pro-sumti with an empty reference set. Probably semantically maximally and generally elliptical/generic. Typing can be restricted by (possibly metalinguistic) restriction. See also: gai'o (pro-bridi; empty), mai'i (pro-sumti; universal), cei'i (pro-bridi; universal), ctaipe. Proposed by: lai .az. .e lai .krtisfranks.
gismu rafsi: zif zi'e x1 is free/at liberty to do/be x2 (event/state) under conditions x3. Also unrestricted, unfettered, unconstrained; (adjective:) independent; (adverb:) willingly, voluntarily, freely, may, optionally; (potential:) x1 voluntarily does x2. See also pinfu, rinju, bilga, curmi, kakne, frili.
lujvo x1 (quote) is the non-categorizer and non-hyphen remainder of zi'evla/fu'ivla x2 (quote), with properties/form x3 in language [of zi'evla] x4 Quotation may be improper. This is the part of the zi'evla that carries the specific meaning of the word; in stage-4 fu'ivla, the entirety of the word is this remainder; the categorizer rafsi and hyphen letter(s) are not included. See also: zifyvlaklerafsi
experimental gismu x1 is counterclockwise/left-turn-direction of[/to] x2 along/following track x3 [path] in frame of reference x4 (where the axis is within the region defined by the track as the boundary, as viewed from and defined by view(er) x4; see notes); x1 is locally to the left of x2, according to x4, constrained along x3; x1 is along a left turn from x2 along path x3, as viewed in frame x4. Angular/curling direction: counterclockwise. The orientation of the path determines x4 but does not factor into consideration for x3. Further glosses: counterclockwise, locally leftward, left-turning (with no bulk translation) in a way that would be characterized as "positive" by the right-hand rule (aligned with and in the direction of a basis vector, at least for a given component). x1 is right-handedly/counterclockwise(ly) oriented relative to x2 on/along x3 in frame of reference x4 x1 is right-handed (one sense) from x2 [more accurately: moving from x2 to x1 requires a(n imaginary) motion that is right-handed along x3 as seen in frame/orientation/perspective x4]. x1 is to the path-following left of x2 (where the path is connected; as such, x1 is also be to the path-following right of x2, although there is an implication that the former is the smaller (or equal-length) path). See also: dutso, za'ei (vectorial cross product), zu'au (modal). Proposed short rafsi: -zuc-, -zu'a-. (If “zn” ever becomes a permissible initial consonant pair, krtisfranks proposes that “-zna-” become a rafsi of this word- it makes zucna and dutso more parallel in lujvo formation, and he is of the opinion that this word is useful and basic enough to warrant such a prized rafsi assignment; after this addition, the current two rafsi proposals can be done away with, reassigned, maintained, vel sim. as desired by the community at the time. In particular, he recognizes that “-zu’a-” might be confusing as a rafsi for this word while being a modal cmavo for zunle; but he does believe that this word deserves a vowel-final short rafsi.)
experimental cmavo argument list separator: acts as a comma between arguments in an argument list supplied to a function. "ce'oi" is the word of choice to separate the arguments in bridi3. Using ce'o there has obvious limitations when the selbri actually calls for a sequence. Obviously, ce'oi has issues too if the selbri can accept an argument list, but this can be circumvented more readily with ke...ke'e brackets than it can with ce'o. Consider ".i lo ka broda cu selbri fi ko'a ce'o ko'e". Without inspecting the type requirements of broda and the respective types of ko'a and ko'e, one cannot determine the meaning of the bridi. Furthermore, if one accepts non-static typing of sumti places, multiple correct answers can be given for a question asking what is the bridi1. This would create ambiguity that is otherwise resolved by "ce'oi". See also ka, du'u, me'au
gismu rafsi: nem ne'u x1 (agent) rewards x2 [recipient] for atypical x3 (event/property) with reward/desserts x4. Differs from earned payment because of atypical nature; rewards need not be positive but are in some sense deserved from the point of view of the rewarder: positive reward (= zanyne'u), punishment, penalty, demerit (= malne'u, sfane'u); x4 may be a specific object, a commodity (mass), an event, or a property; pedantically, for objects/commodities, this is sumti-raising from ownership of the object/commodity (= posne'u, posyvelne'u for unambiguous semantics). See also dunda, friti, jerna, jinga, jivna, pleji, sfasa, venfu, prali, dapma.