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[lojban-beginners] Re: My name/pronounciation
On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 03:14:50PM +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I've just started to learn Lojban and find it quite interesting. My
> name is Jens Gutzeit and I know I can say something like
> me'e .iens. gutsait.
> But Gutzeit means something like "good time". I'm not willing to wait
> until I can tranlate it myself, so how do you say
> me'e .iens. "good time"
> in Lojban?
As someone else said, you want mi'e.
A decision you should make is, do you want to translate "good time" into
something that will always be a name, or use a word that means "good
time" that you simply happen to use as a name?
Going with "xamgu temci" as a basis (and I think "xamgu fasnu" would
probably work just as well, or pluka instead of xamgu), you could use
"xaurtei", which is a brivla litterally meaning "good time", or you
could use "xaurtem" or "xautem", which uses rafsi from the same to
words, but its structure is that of a name rather than a brivla.
Theoretically, a fluent lojban speaker would recognize it as a name
based on "good time".
Incidentally, this is how my lojbanization works: camgusmis is "brightly
famous", which is one translation of Robin. The English implication of
"of shining fame" isn't there, but I don't care much. I did it that way
because I don't like the sound of any of the lojbanizations of Robin.
> Apart from that I'm a little bit unsure about the pronounciation. Are
> there any MP3/OGG/WAV-files with simple Lojban sentences, especially
> where you can find all letters spoken.
I don't think there's anything truly excellent for that purpose, which
is something I should fix. It is now on my to-do list.
However, try http://www.lojban.org/cgi-bin/twiki/view/Files/SoundFiles
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