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Experimental anaphorics

Adnex-bound pro-sumti and zo'au

zo'au [ KOhA ]
-- begin postnex

 

  • Every zo'au corresponds to an implicit or explicit zo'u in the same bridi. zo'u--zo'au correspondences nest. Every implicit or explicit zo'u terminates a prenex. Every zo'au begins a postnex. A postnex and its matching prenex jointly form an adnex. Scope of elements within the same adnex is left-to-right: the earlier element has scope over the later. Items in an outer adnex have scope over every item in an inner adnex.

 

koi'a [ KOhA ]
-- adnex-bound pro-sumti
koi'e [ KOhA ]
-- adnex-bound pro-sumti
koi'i [ KOhA ]
-- adnex-bound pro-sumti
koi'o [ KOhA ]
-- adnex-bound pro-sumti
koi'u [ KOhA ]
-- adnex-bound pro-sumti
foi'a [ KOhA ]
-- adnex-bound pro-sumti
foi'e [ KOhA ]
-- adnex-bound pro-sumti
foi'i [ KOhA ]
-- adnex-bound pro-sumti
foi'o [ KOhA ]
-- adnex-bound pro-sumti
foi'u [ KOhA ]
-- adnex-bound pro-sumti

 

  • 'Binding of adnex-bound pro-sumti in a prenex.' The nth adnex-bound pro-sumti in a prenex is bound by the nth adnex-bound pro-sumti in the postnex portion of the same adnex.
  • 'Binding of adnex-bound pro-sumti, A, that is not in a prenex:'
    • If there is another adnex-bound pro-sumti, P, in a prenex with scope over A, and P and A have the same shape, then P binds A.
    • Otherwise, A is bound by sumti S (as if S were S goi A), where S is the leftmost sumti satisfying the following conditions:
      • S is in an adnex with scope over A.
      • S is not a quantified da-series KOhA.
      • S does not already contain a goi KOhA.
      • S does not already bind an earlier adnex-bound pro-sumti.

 

  • I think the above requires a better explanation, as it sounds like it could be useful - but everything below here seems like frivolous ways to save syllables. It is not a flaw in Lojban if sentences happen to be longer than their English equivalents! --rab.spir
  • It is a flaw in Lojban if we shun the precision it affords us just because the precision requires too much verbosity. There is no implicit comparison to English; English is incapable of the precision, fullstop. --And

 

Anaphor-binding terminators

 
selmaho KU

kei'a
-- interpreted as if ku goi ko'a
kei'e
-- interpreted as if ku goi ko'e
kei'i
-- interpreted as if ku goi ko'i
kei'o
-- interpreted as if ku goi ko'o
kei'u
-- interpreted as if ku goi ko'u
fei'a
-- interpreted as if ku goi fo'a
fei'e
-- interpreted as if ku goi fo'e
fei'i
-- interpreted as if ku goi fo'i
fei'o
-- interpreted as if ku goi fo'o
fei'u
-- interpreted as if ku goi fo'u
boi'a [ KEI ]
-- interpreted as if cei broda were assigned to terminated bridi
boi'e [ KEI ]
-- interpreted as if cei brode were assigned to terminated bridi
boi'i [ KEI ]
-- interpreted as if cei brodi were assigned to terminated bridi
boi'o [ KEI ]
-- interpreted as if cei brodo were assigned to terminated bridi
boi'u [ KEI ]
-- interpreted as if cei brodu were assigned to terminated bridi
vau'a [ VAU ]
-- interpreted as if cei broda were assigned to terminated bridi
vau'e [ VAU ]
-- interpreted as if cei brode were assigned to terminated bridi
vau'i [ VAU ]
-- interpreted as if cei brodi were assigned to terminated bridi
vau'o [ VAU ]
-- interpreted as if cei brodo were assigned to terminated bridi
vau'u [ VAU ]
-- interpreted as if cei brodu were assigned to terminated bridi

 

Anaphor-binding ZOhU

selmaho ZOhU

kau'a
-- interpreted as if ce'u goi ko'a zo'u if following ka or du'au and as if ke'a goi ko'a zo'u if following poi, noi, voi or poi'i.
kau'e
-- interpreted as if ce'u goi ko'e zo'u if following ka or du'au and as if ke'a goi ko'e zo'u if following poi, noi, voi or poi'i.
kau'i
-- interpreted as if ce'u goi ko'i zo'u if following ka or du'au and as if ke'a goi ko'i zo'u if following poi, noi, voi or poi'i.
kau'o
-- interpreted as if ce'u goi ko'o zo'u if following ka or du'au and as if ke'a goi ko'o zo'u if following poi, noi, voi or poi'i.
kau'u
-- interpreted as if ce'u goi ko'u zo'u if following ka or du'au and as if ke'a goi ko'u zo'u if following poi, noi, voi or poi'i.
fau'a
-- interpreted as if ce'u goi fo'a zo'u if following ka or du'au and as if ke'a goi fo'a zo'u if following poi, noi, voi or poi'i.
fau'e
-- interpreted as if ce'u goi fo'e zo'u if following ka or du'au and as if ke'a goi fo'e zo'u if following poi, noi, voi or poi'i.
fau'i
-- interpreted as if ce'u goi fo'i zo'u if following ka or du'au and as if ke'a goi fo'i zo'u if following poi, noi, voi or poi'i.
fau'o
-- interpreted as if ce'u goi fo'o zo'u if following ka or du'au and as if ke'a goi fo'o zo'u if following poi, noi, voi or poi'i.
fau'u
-- interpreted as if ce'u goi fo'u zo'u if following ka or du'au and as if ke'a goi fo'u zo'u if following poi, noi, voi or poi'i.

 

x1-binders

oi'a [ I ]
-- interpreted as if i la'e di'u
kai'a [ NU ]
-- interpreted as if ka ce'u
dau'au [ NU ]
-- interpreted as if du'au ce'u
poi'ai [ NU ]
-- interpreted as if poi'i ke'a
poi'a [ NOI ]
-- interpreted as if poi ke'a
noi'a [ NOI ]
-- interpreted as if noi ke'a
voi'a [ NOI ]
-- interpreted as if voi ke'a

 


Created by AndRosta. Last Modification: Monday 22 of September, 2003 22:14:19 GMT by AndRosta.