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zu'u
cmavo discursive: on the one hand - on the other hand. See also karbi, frica, dukti
zu'ucu'i
cmavo-compound on the gripping hand Used after zu'u and zu'unai, to refer to a third case not covered by two opposing viewpoints.
ba'ei
experimental cmavo forethought emphasis indicator; indicates next WORD only, even if that word is a construct-indicating cmavo According to CLL 19.11, regular ba'e doesnt always emphasize just one word. If it is placed in front of a construct (e.g. la), it emphasizes the entire construct. ba'ei was designed especially for these cases.
brivo
experimental gismu x1 is a predicate word defined as such by its word shape, signifying relation x2 (n-ary property) in language x3 In Lojban, this encompasses gismu + lujvo + zi'evla, but excludes pro-bridi, which are cmavo.
ja'ai
experimental cmavo affirm last word: attached to cmavo to affirm them; denies negation by nai whenever it is applicable. Suggested by Mark Shoulson in 1999 as an affirmative of nai. By analogy with the pairs na/ja'a, na'e/je'a, and na'i/jo'a.
kulnu
gismu rafsi: klu x1 [mass of ideas, customs, skills, arts] is culture of nation/ethos x2 (mass); x1 is ethnic. (note that x2 is NOT individual; culture is what is shared among people and is not an individual trait). See also cmavo list ka'u, cmavo list ku'u, natmi, cecmu.
lujvo
gismu rafsi: luv jvo x1 (text) is a compound predicate word with meaning x2 and arguments x3 built from metaphor x4. See also stura, cmavo, gismu, rafsi, smuni.
mau'i
experimental cmavo attitudinal: stronger intensity attitudinal relativizer Specifies a stronger intensity - relative to any previously specified intensity of the same UI/cmavo. CAI2 after CAI specifies an absolute intensity - but the CAI2 specifies the relative shift from the regular value. CAI after CAI2 specifies an relative value - and the CAI denotes the relative amount interval size. See also me'ai, dau'i, sai
mibma'o
lujvo c1 is a first person pronoun in language c4. Cf. mi, mi'a, ma'a, mi'e, cmavo, donma'o, sevzi, se'a, se'i, se'o.
mleca
gismu rafsi: mec me'a x1 is less than x2 in property/quantity x3 (ka/ni) by amount x4. Also negative (= nonme'a). See also cmavo list me'a, cmavo list su'o, jdika, zmadu, traji.
valsi
gismu rafsi: val vla x1 is a word meaning/causing x2 in language x3; (adjective: x1 is lexical/verbal). See also slaka, bangu, cmavo, cmene, gismu, jufra, rafsi, smuni.
i'au
experimental cmavo reset bridi-level to zero Auto-inserts all necessary terminators to reset to the top-level bridi of the sentence (i.e. everything that i would insert except the last vau). This is useful if you have opened multiple NU/NOI subclauses, and just want to close them all to add more sumti, terms, or a xoi clause to the main bridi without using a bunch of terminators. // May also be used with UI-cmavo. UI-cmavo placed immediately after i'au would scope over the entire sentence. This is useful for attaching attitudinals as afterthoughts, without having to close the entire sentence manually with the right number of vaus. See ji'au, fu'e, fu'o.
cabna
gismu rafsi: cab x1 is current at/in the present of/during/concurrent/simultaneous with x2 in time. (default x2 is the present resulting in:) x1 is now; time relationship only, 'aorist' claiming simultaneity does not mean one event does not extend into the past or future of the other. See also zvati, balvi, purci, cmavo list ca, cmavo list ca'a.
foi'e
experimental cmavo GOI attachment modifier: allows a cmavo of selma'o GOI (which must follow immediately) to be attached to a selbri This word must (ignoring quotes, etc.) be preceded by a selbri (to which it immediately attaches, even in sumti) and must be followed by a member of selma'o GOI (ignoring erasure, etc.). All other semantics and syntax of the GOI construct remains the same, it just applies to the selbri immediately prior to this word, rather than a sumti. See also: po'oi.
ke'e'u
experimental cmavo Locks tanru modification order reversal (does not affect lujvo). {ke'e'unai} restores regular order Makes all tanru in the following text "selskiski"/"military-style": i.e. tertau come *before* seltau. This essentially puts ke'oi before every tanru. // This is an experimental cmavo in the truest sense of the word, used to test out "what if" Lojban chose "noun-adjective" order, which does have several advantages (chief of them being that the selbri-unit that describes the subject is uttered first), despite being unusual for English speakers.
la'au
experimental cmavo start grammatical name quotation; the quoted text is an identifier and must be grammatical on its own. Used to make more complex names where simple la doesn't apply, e.g. some book/song titles. Artibrary non-lojban text can be quoted with la'o. See also lai'e of LAhE, la'ai of LOhU and la'o of ZOI for naming cmavo.