BPFK Section: sumtcita Formants

Proposed definitions




Formal definitions


broda fi'o brode ko'a broda .i joi ko'a brode

The connection between the two relationships is {joi}, not {je}, because the two relationships are not independent of each other. They are inextricably linked, but what exactly the link is is not specified and
can vary with context.


Some selbri with a short fi'o-form:



  • Tags have two related but distinct functions, as unary bridi operators and as binary bridi operators.


  • As unary operators, they can take an argument that specifies the tag.


  • The sense of {fi'o selbri} as a bridi operator has to be defined for each selbri. In many cases it will correspond to the sentence filling the x2 or some other place of selbri, but this only works when selbri will admit a sentence as one of its arguments. A general orientative rule might be that the sentence fills the first place (after the x1, which is already accounted for) that will admit a sentence. If there is no place that will admit a sentence, then the relationship is a vague one.


  • The negation unary operator, NA/NA KU, can also be expressed as {fi'o natfe} or {fi'o natfe lo fatci}. For example {mi fi'o natfe fe'u klama le zarci} that I go to the market is contradicted by the facts" {mi na klama le zarci} I don't go to the market''.


  • Bridi operators in general are not commutative, so the order in which tags appear with respect to negation, quantifiers, connectives or other tags matters. The general rule is that a bridi operator has scope over the operators that follow and is within the scope of preceding operators.


  • As binary operators, only some tags are meaningful. For example {pu gi ... gi ...} and {ri'a gi ... gi ...}, but not {bau gi ... gi ...} or {ka'a gi ... gi ...}. In general, {fi'o selbri} will be meaningful as a connective if the x1 of selbri is meaningful with a sentence.




Created by xorxes. Last Modification: Thursday 21 of August, 2014 11:27:06 GMT by Ilmen.