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rlpowell posts: 14214

On Sat, Nov 13, 2004 at 07:53:52PM -0800, Jorge Llamb?as wrote:
> > Oh, oh, that reminds me; we need a cmavo for s///. Or at least,
> > I'd very much like one. It would be of selma'o ZEI, and the
> > semantics are "pretend the last instance of the word on the left
> > was actually the word on the right". Oh, and now we can use zo
> > with it and everyhing. I love this idea, I'm glad I thought of
> > it.
>
> I wouldn't put it in selma'o ZEI though. That would only allow
> single word replacements.

Incorrect; it can take whole LOhU...LEhU now.

> We already use {si} for single words, and now we can also use {zo
> le si zo lo} and {lo'u da de di le'u si lo'u di de da le'u} for
> replacing a word that is not grammatical by itself, or many words.

Yes, but SI has a totally different semantic meaning.

> If we want something more formal, perhaps we could somehow recycle
> SA for this?

Unfortunately, the weight of usages like "le broda brode sa le brode
broda" is too strong for me to support radically altering SA.

> > > What happens with {... sa sa da}?
> >
> > As it says in the SA section, SA SA destroys back to the
> > beginning of text. So that would be just {da}.
>
> The section mentions SA SI and SA SU, not SA SA, but that's what I
> would expect for SA SA too, yes.

Oh, sorry. Fixed.

-Robin

 


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