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gismu rafsi: sau x1 is old/familiar/well-known to observer x2 in feature x3 (ka) by standard x4. This can cover both meanings of old. Old in years, i.e. age, can be conveyed through x2 = the world, life, existence (= loi nu zasti); in usage this has been a common default for ellipsis. However slabu is not the opposite of 'young' (= nalci'o, tolci'o), but the opposite of 'new' (= tolni'o); also ancient (= tcesau), age (= nilsau); x2 is used to x1 (= selsau for reordered places); historic/historical (= cirsau, cirselcedra; also vaipru). (cf. clani, citno, cnino, se djuno; not the opposite of citno, djuno)
slabu pipno
It's an old piano.
mutce slabu
It's as old as the hills.
mi'a se slabu do
We know you.
mi se slabu ra
I'm aware of it.
coi slabu pendo
Hello, old friend!
do traji slabu do
You know yourself best.
xu mi'o slabu simxu
Are we acquaintances?
ti slabu cukta
This is an old book.
ti pe mi slabu relxilma'e
This is my old bicycle.
leva nixli cu slabu mi
I know those girls.
xu do se slabu mi
Do you remember me?
mi'a se slabu le zgike
This tune is quite familiar to us all.
mi naru'e se slabu do
I hardly know you.
mi se slabu nai ra
I don't know him.
cmavo attitudinal: familiarity - mystery. See also slabu, nalni'o, kufra.