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Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 09:56:21 -0700 (PDT)
To: lojban@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [lojban] Defining lujvo
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From: Jim Carter
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On Wed, 23 Apr 2003 xavin@xavin.adhockery.net wrote:
> Is there a way to define a lujvo without refering to another language?
> More importantly, is there a way to define a gismu without falling back
> to another language?
-gua!spi strikes twice in one day :-) See:
http://www.math.ucla.edu/~jimc/guaspi/cases.html
Look for "What Definitions Mean". To summarize: a predicate "is" a
relation between its arguments, and is defined as a set (or class, if
infinite) of thus-related sets of arguments. The textual exigesis is no
more than a learning aid.
Beware, the discussion is for -gua!spi, and a number of points differ from
official Loglan/Lojban.
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