piso'u
cmavocompound number: a little of.


li piso'u nilyla'e lo nu tugni
There is very little probability of an agreement being reached.


li piso'u nilyla'e lo nu la tom se sfasa
The probability of Tom being punished is very small.


kanpe
experimental gismu x_{1} expects/looks for the occurence of x_{2} (event), expected likelihood x_{3} (01, default {li} {so'a} i.e. near 1); x_{1} subjectively evaluates the likelihood of x_{2} (event) to be x_{3}. The value of x_{3} is a subjective estimate of likeliness according to x_{1}, and is the basic determinant of whether kanpe means something like "hope" or "wish" or "expect", although kanpe never carries the connotation of desire; for that connotation see pacna. kanpe with x_{3} not very close to 1 has no simple equivalent in English, but for objects/states with negligible expectation it is something like "wishing"; if the state is plausibly likely, it is something like "hoping". In both cases, though, the English implication of emotional desire is not present. The value will usually be expressed using inexact numbers ("li piso'u" to "li piro"); notnecessarily desirous wish, not necessarily desirous hope. See also ba'a, djica, pacna, lakne, cunso.


nulpa'a
lujvo p_{1} expects/looks for the occurence of p_{2} (event), expected likelihood p_{3} (01); p_{1} subjectively evaluates the likelihood of p_{2} (event) to be p_{3}. The value of x_{3} is a subjective estimate of likeliness according to x_{1}, and is the basic determinant of whether nulpa'a means something like "hope" or "wish" or "expect", although nulpa'a never carries the connotation of desire; for that connotation see pacna. nulpa'a with x_{3} not very close to 1 has no simple equivalent in English, but for objects/states with negligible expectation it is something like "wishing"; if the state is plausibly likely, it is something like "hoping". In both cases, though, the English implication of emotional desire is not present. The value will usually be expressed using inexact numbers ("li piso'u" to "li piro"); notnecessarily desirous wish, not necessarily desirous hope. See also ba'a, djica, pacna, lakne, cunso.


pacna
gismu rafsi: pa'a x_{1} hopes/wishes for/desires x_{2} (event), expected likelihood x_{3} (01); x_{1} hopes that x_{2} happens. Also: x_{1} is hopeful of x_{2}; x_{2} will hopefully occur, as hoped for by x_{1}; the value of x_{3} is a subjective estimate of likeliness according to x_{1}, and is the basic determinant of whether pacna means 'hope' or 'wish' or 'expect': hoping for objects/states with negligible expectation is "wishing"; if the state is plausibly likely, it is "hoping"; when the probability is subjectively near 1, the attitude is described as "expecting"; the value will usually be expressed using inexact numbers ("li piso'u" to "li piro"); wish (= sotpa'a), hope (= sorpa'a), expect (= sojypa'a). See also djica.
