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> In fact, ba'e will cause many problems, even with left-to-right
> ordering, which is why I made a seperate section ("Marking Words")
> for it and UI.

That's an important point. If we define "magic word" as any word
that deals with the construct "any-word", then UI and BAhE are
not magic words. They do deal with every word in the same way,
but they don't deal with the construct "any-word" or anything
like it, which disables the ordinary function of any word.

So if I'm not mistaken for the true magic words we
would have:

zo-word = ZO any-word
zei-word = any-word ZEI any-word
bu-word = any-word BU
lohu-word = lo'u lehu-close
lehu-close = LEhU | any-word lehu-close
si-null = any-word SI
su-null = SU | any-word su-null
zoi-word =zoi any-word anything that-word
(I'm not sure how this one is formalized)

SA has to be handled selmaho by selmaho.

Where:

any-word = zo-word | zei-word | bu-word | lo'u-word
| zoi-word | A | ... | ZOhU

Y is not included in "any-word".

BAhE becomes part of the word that follows (except when it has
been transformed to "any-word" by the above rules, but that is
nothing special about BAhE, LE also doesn't convert the following
selbri into a sumti when it has been turned into "any-word").

> {broda ba'e si broda} does very much the wrong thing under the
> Exceptionless Rules, for example; the result is {broda *si* broda},
> so si stays in the speech stream.

{broda ba'e si brode} would be an emphatically deleted {broda},
replaced by {brode}: i.e. {ba'e} is always (no exceptions)
absorbed by the following word. The construct {ba'e si} would
be an emphasized word eraser.

mu'o mi'e xorxes

 


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