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BPFK Section: Nonce Connectives


On Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Robin Lee Powell wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 02:31:02PM -0800, Jorge Llamb?as wrote:
>>
>> --- Robin Lee Powell wrote:
>>
>>> On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 02:19:50PM -0800, Jorge Llamb?as wrote:
>>>> (Actually, there was at some point talk about an experimental
>>>> BAhE that meant "what follows continues the utterance of the
>>>> previous speaker, even though I'm a new speaker".)
>>>
>>> We can already doing that by not using ".i", can we not?
>>
>> Not really.
>>
>> A - xu do klama le zarci
>>
>> B - go'i
>
> My understanding is that that is incorrect Lojban, and that B should
> have said ".i go'i". If you have evidence to the contrary (besides
> the fact that we all ignore it) please show me.

..i I sentence link
sentence link/continuation; continuing sentences on
same topic; normally elided for new speakers

Seems to say that a new speaker starts a new bridi.

Personally, I think the most logical construct would be .inai (or .i nai) to
override the implicit .i, but I'm guessing the grammar for allowing that would
require hand another hand sign for asteroid-strike.
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