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[lojban-beginners] Re: Greetings, and commands
.uinai .u'u mi puzu na spuda
On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 07:20:05PM -0600, Bodeen, Gabe wrote:
> My name is Gabe
> (.i lu mi'e geib. li'u se cusku mi bau la lojban.) and I'm working
> through Nick's and Robin's lessons in between homework.
> The previous, poorly worded sentence
There isn't a *thing* wrong with it.
> brings me to my first question. How is best to indicate possession by
> multiple people, or multiple sumti?
I don't see the relationship between your sentence and your question,
> "le mensi joi bruna ku pe me" is my guess.
That's one way, but it's a bad way, even assuming that you meant 'mi'
and not 'me' (took me months to stop doing that; now I say 'mi' in
English mails 8). It means the thing that is a mix of being a brother
and a sister associated with me.
le mensi ku joi le bruna vu'o pe mi
At least, I think that's correct.
> Also, I'm curious about commands. I assume it's acceptable to add a
> number to commands:
> .i reko klama vi
> to make it more obvious whom the commands are addressed to.
> What are the recommended ways to express 1st- and 3rd-person commands?
> I liked the idea of adding a word to a sentence to make it into a
> command, in the same way that 'xu' makes a sentence a question. Can
> Lojban do that, too?
I'm not sure I understand the question. Can you give English examples
of the kinds of commands you'd like to construct?
In general, though, you can do the xu-style command using attitudinals;
ga'i, .e'idai, .eidai, .uenai, ju'i, that sort of thing. se'inai might
be better than dai, actually.
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