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rafsi

From the Lojban web site FAQ (http://www.lojban.org/files/brochures/faq.htm):

rafsi: building block(s) of lujvo compound words


 
An affix — with the proviso that all gismu have one or more of them. Affixes are rather more plentiful in Lojban than they tend to be in most languages.

Quick summary:

  • 1342 (all) gismu have 5-letter rafsi (itself)
  • 1337 (all but brodV) gismu have 4-letter rafsi (itself sans final vowel)
  • 1103 gismu have at least one 3-letter rafsi
    • 207 gismu have 3-letter rafsi of the form CCV
    • 833 gismu have 3-letter rafsi of the form CVC
    • 393 gismu have 3-letter rafsi of the form CVV
    • 5 gismu (bloti cmene cmoni rotsu zgike) have both CCV and CVV
    • 48 gismu have both CVC and CCV
    • 238 gismu have both CVC and CVV
    • 2 gismu (bloti rotsu) have all three
      • what about 'condi'? --pne
  • 94 cmavo have at least one 3-letter rafsi
    • 2 cmavo (da je) have 3-letter rafsi of the form CCV
    • 83 cmavo have 3-letter rafsi of the form CVC
    • 28 cmavo have 3-letter rafsi of the form CVV
    • 2 cmavo (da je) have both CCV and CVC
    • 12 cmavo have both CVC and CVV

 
They top ten most frequently used rafsi on IRC are sel, jbo, pre, tol, sam, smu, sku, bau, nor, and vla. For a complete list, see the attached file.

-> CouldaBeenRafsi

See also Desirability of rafsi


Created by admin. Last Modification: Saturday 12 of December, 2009 00:25:47 GMT by purpleposeidon.