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fukyvlarafsi
lujvo r1 is the rafsi prefix used in type-3 fu'ivla v1=f1, rafsi based on word r2. “rafsi prefix” is a term specific to Lojban and refers to the initial part of a type-3 fu'ivla which is a rafsi. x2 is the word in which the rafsi is used, x3 is the word from which the rafsi has been derived. See also: cibyfu'ivla, fu'ivla, rafsi.
jvomi'u
lujvo The lujvo m1=l1 (text) is an equivalent/interchangable lujvo form of lujvo m2=l1 (text). This refers to the fact that Lojban's lujvo can have many forms, all of which are considered to be equal in meaning automatically. See The Lojban Reference Grammar, chapter 4, section 5: https://lojban.github.io/cll/4/5/ Not to be confused with “synonymous” (selsmudu'i), which may apply to entirely different words. Cf. lujvo, mintu.
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.
mecraizmana'u
lujvo x1 (number) is the supremum of set x2 under (partial) ordering x3 x2 must be a set; although it is standard (and lazy) mathematical practice to speak of "the supremum of a function" (including sequences) in some domain or to constrain the supremum with respect to certain variables in some way, all of these features can and ought to be constraints defining the set of which the supremum is taken; in Lojban, no leeway is given toward such sloppiness. See also: zmaraimecna'u, nacyzmarai.
mu'oi
experimental cmavo delimited non-Lojban selbri-unit Similar to me'oi but requires delimiters, to allow quotation of multiple words or words with glottal-stops. In other words, me'oi:mu'oi :: zo'oi:zoi :: la'oi:la'o . Equivalent to me'au la'e zoi.
pavyslakycmavy'inda
lujvo x1 (si'o / proposed-or-existing cmavo) deserves a monosyllabic cmavo x2, even though language x3 (default Lojban) is running out of cmavo space, because of letteral-manipulation cmavo x4 and other-rarely-used cmavo x5, and it must have that monosyllabic cmavo at time x6 (default: lo ca'abna), [insert expletive x7 (default zo mabla)] it! u'ivla. See gimy'inda
praune
fu'ivla x1 is a prawn/shrimp [freshwater specimens/species only] of taxon/species/type x2 The term "prawn" is imprecise in English; in Lojban, this word refers to any and only decapod, stalk-eyed, narrow-abdomenned, muscularly-betailed, slender-legged, long-whiskered crustaceans with elongated bodies, that lives in freshwater, and the primary mode of locomotion of which is by swimming (especially propelled by swimmerets); the word is not taxonomic. See also: crimpui
rolsixu
fu'ivla For every x in x1, there exists a y in x2 such that x me'au x3 y; For every y in x2 there exists an x in x1 such that x me'au x3 y. Cf. me'au. The lojban definition is highly preferred. For example, "lo so'imei poi loi so'i kulnu cu rolsixu ke'a lo ka kulnu" translates to "many people of many nations" in a precise sense.
si'impetotki
fu'ivla x1 (value, state, form) is the asymptote/limit [Calculus sense] of x2 as independent variable x3 tends toward x4 along path x5 x1 is asymptotic (one sense); x2 is asymptotic (different sense). Although usually used in English when an extreme value is involved (in either x1 or x4) the Lojban usage can probably be pretty general and mean "limit along a path"; in this usage, delete x5 for "limit" in the stronger sense.
su'ifa'uvu'u
cmavo-compound mekso operator: plus or minus with order important, (((a±b)±c)±...±z) Strictly not "positive or negative" (if order matters, use ma'ufa'uni'u instead for that purpose). Subscript fa'u when multiple such operators (including "positive or negative" and others) are in use but are applied independently. This word is more useful and more general in mathematics than su'ijavu'u is, but is perhaps/arguably less general(ly useful) in Lojban, syntactically speaking, since not all statements have multiple occurrences of fa'u that may be linked.
sumdaiklei
fu'ivla x1 (mass) is the object type of argument object x2, as defined by property x3 (ka) See sumdai, kleinzu. Examples of Lojban sumdaiklei: nundumu, du'umdu, li'imdu, sidbo (= si'omdu), zilkai, su'umdu, nildumu
tasmi
experimental gismu x1 is the way or manner in which activity/event x2 is done/happens Lojban has always been lacking a gismu for "x1 is the manner of event x2" or similar. Later, tai started to be used for it, and then, since a BAI needs a brivla (usually a gismu) to be based on, they invented tamsmi. So tasmi is a true brivla for tai, the BAI of tasmi. Cf. tai, tamsmi
tcekitaujei
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 lojban.org/papri/ce_ki_tau_jau">http://mw.lojban.org/papri/ce_ki_tau_jau. Use of this dialect can be marked with "jo'au tcekitaujei"
veljvo
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.
zmaraimecna'u
lujvo x1 (number) is the infimum of set x2 under (partial) ordering x3 x2 must be a set; although it is standard (and lazy) mathematical practice to speak of "the infimum of a function" (including sequences) in some domain or to constrain the infimum with respect to certain variables in some way, all of these features can and ought to be constraints defining the set of which the infimum is taken; in Lojban, no leeway is given toward such sloppiness. See also: mecraizmana'u, nacmecrai.