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lujvo x1 swears / takes an oath, promising/asserting x2 (abstraction), invoking fate x3 (abstraction) x2 could be a nu-event or ka-action that x1 intends to happen or perform, or a du'u-proposition that x1 swears the truth of. x3 is a fate (typically bad) that x1 invokes on themself should they break the oath. tu'a can be used to raise x3, to swear by a treasured possession (implied fate being loss of that possession), or a deity (implied fate being the wrath of said deity). See dimna, maldimna, nupre, cevni, dapma
mi dimnu'e lo du'u jetnu kei lo ka lindi ce'u
I swear that it is true, or may lightning strike me down.
cmavo-compound weak metaphor marker: indicates that there is some broadening of the concept, typically to include objects of types that are unusual for the defined place structure, but which retains most of the semantic of the word as defined. See pe'a, ru'e, do'a. See the Lojban definitions for dimnu'e and tcimi'e for examples.