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Robin Lee Powell wrote:

>On Sat, Nov 06, 2004 at 06:49:00PM -0800, wikidiscuss@lojban.org wrote:
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>>Re: Magic Words
>>What do we do about SI, SA and ZOI?
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>Forgot some issues here:
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>>Option 3:
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>>* SI is NOT an allowed ZOI delimiter.
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>>* SI after ZOI eats through delimiters and text seperately, so
>>four SI in a row are required to erase a ZOI.
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>>* SA+ZOI puts you back in the ZOI. Since SI can NOT be a ZOI
>>delimiter, SA+ZOI+SI is the fastest way to delete the whole thing.
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>>* This would mean that the only case where WORD + SA + same
>>category as WORD + SI doesn't == nothing would be with ZO.
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>* Furthermore, ZOI+SI == nothing, rather than being the beginning of
>a ZOI clause that requires a 5th dan Lojban black belt to get out
>of ("zoi .y. si .y. .y. si si si si si").
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OK. I was preferring option 2, since it seemed most consistent and
helpful (why do we need to eat text and delimiters separately anyway?)
but your point is a good one. Still, it's a bit of a wart, adding
another "any-word" that's not QUITE any word (though .y. is already
excluded).

~mark

 


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