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If {bu}, {zei} and {si} trump {le'u}, that's an exception
to left-to-right processing. The advantages I can see
would be:

(1) We can re-open the lo'u quote with {si} to keep adding words.
(2) We can sneak {le'u} inside the quote as {le'u bu} or {le'u zei}.

Any others?

(1) is not such a big gain because {joi lo'u} will get us
about the same thing, and saving two syllables for something
that will come up very rarely does not seem to justify making
an exception to the general left-to-right rule.

(2) Is it very important to be able to quote {le'u} with
{lo'u ... le'u}? I would prefer introducing a new cmavo,
say {lei'u}, whose only function is to represent {le'u}
within a LOhU-LEhU quote.

As for SA and BAhE, I think both ways are compatible with
left-to-right. I would prefer that SA does not see BAhE,
because it would seem that in many cases we might want to
emphasize the replacement word. We can still replace
{ba'e da} with {sa za'e da} as long as there was no
other intervening KOhA, for example.

In any case, SA is definitely not worth the trouble and
complications it causes. People are much more likely to
use {si} to make corrections anyway:

mi pilno le pinji lo nu ciska lo xatra
i pinji si pinsi

Trying to fix it with {sa} is too hard.

What happens with {... sa sa da}?

mu'o mi'e xorxes

 


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