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gismu rafsi: mi'i x1 is a machine for use/function x2; [automated apparatus, without direct function control]. Also machinery/mechanism; a machine is initiated/triggered by an agent/force, but thereafter performs its function automatically; if self-directed, (a minji is an) entity (= zukte). See also cabra, matra, tutci, zukte, pilno, skami.
lujvo x1=p1=s1 uses book x2=c1 about/containing x3=c2 by author x4=c3 for audience x5=c4 preserved in medium x6=c5 in order to explain x7=s2 to x8=s3. cf. skicu, cukta, pilno.
fu'ivla x1 (abstraction) is the purpose of x2 (object or event) See terpli, terzu'e, terfi'i. Syn. kosmu. Note that this is not a mere short-form; this word is agent-less. (≈ te pilno be fi zi'o)
gismu rafsi: gau x1 [person/agent] is an agentive cause of event x2; x1 does/brings about x2. (cf. cmavo list gau, gunka, zukte, rinka, fasnu for non-agentive events, jibri, kakne, pilno)
gismu rafsi: tci x1 is a tool/utensil/resource/instrument/implement used for doing x2; [form determines function]. (cf. cabra, minji, se pilno, zukte, sazri, basic tool types: salpo, pulni, cfine, klupe, jendu, xislu, vraga; utensils: forca, smuci, dakfu; specifics: balre, mruli, cinza, garna, pijne, pambe, canpa, pilno, vraga)
la brest co'a se jibri ca lo cedra be lo nu lo clani lenjo cu jai zabna tcaci i ku'i by ca'o pilno ly za'o lo nu ly co'u jai zantcaci
Brest started his career during an era when long lenses were all the rage, but he's kept using them beyond the point where they ceased to be fashionable.
gismu rafsi: jib x1 is a job/occupation/employment/vocation (a type of work regularly done for pay) of person x2. Working for another (= selplijibri). See also briju, gunka, te jerna which is employment specifically for pay and not specifically for another, te pilno which is employment not necessarily for pay and not necessarily regular or lasting but for another, se gasnu and se zukte for incidental activities.
lujvo s1 (mass of facts) is the study of conduct-governing standards s2=m1 based on methodology s3. Major branches of ethics include "meta-ethics" ({ckaji zei madyske}), "normative ethics" ({bilga zei madyske}), "applied ethics" ({pilno zei madyske}), "moral psychology" ({menli zei madyske}), and "descriptive ethics" ({skicu zei madyske}). Cf. saske.
la uest cu se nabmi ge ki'u nai lo nu .u bu mitcinpa'i nanmu gi ki'u lo nu .u bu simlu lo ka djica lo nu pilno lo nu catni fi lo gubni jibri kei lo nu cpedu lo cinse nu selfu
West is in trouble not because he is a gay man, but because he is a man who was apparently willing to use the power of his public office to solicit sexual favors.
gismu rafsi: zuk zu'e x1 is a volitional entity employing means/taking action x2 for purpose/goal x3/to end x3. Also acting at, undertaking, doing; agentive cause with volition/purpose; also x3 objective, end. See also cmavo list zu'e, bapli, gunka, jalge, krinu, mukti, rinka, snuti, gasnu, fasnu, minji, prenu, ciksi, jibri, pilno, pluta, tadji, tutci.