A Cmavo for Unspecific Previously-Uttered Bridi

[19:01] <ksion> No but seriously: your suggestion about {go'i} is one of dumbest Lojban ideas I've ever heard, and that's something ;P
[19:02] <vensa> :) it comes from my laziness and wanting to be able to answer "yes" as shortly as possible
[19:02] <vensa> like the teenagers who shorten "yes" to "ye"
[19:02] <vensa> *yeh"
[19:03] <@xalbo> In seriousness, it's that sort of thing that gives tinkering a bad name. "{goi} is shorter than {go'i}, so we should change it." "That breaks the sequence." "What sequence?"
[19:03] <@xalbo> Wanting to change things without understanding why they are the way they are makes people more apt to reject your "ideas" out of hand.
[19:03] <vensa> I understand why it is that way
[19:03] <vensa> I just thought since we already wrecked the {tel} series, who cares
[19:04] <vensa> but Ill admit I would maybe prefer it another way
[19:04] <labnytru> Mm...
[19:04] <vensa> leave go'i
[19:04] <labnytru> Have I ever mentioned how much I love this channel?
[19:04] <@Broca> I'm pretty sure sel ter vel xel came after the rafsi of the gismu were assigned.
[19:04] <labnytru> It is one of the intellectual wonders of the world.
[19:04] <vensa> maybe just ADD {goi} to mean something to the extent of "unspecific bridi" (understandable from context)
[19:04] <UukGoblin> labnytru, no, but yuo mentioned you have infinite amounts of money, or something like that ;-]
[19:04] <vensa> just like we have {do'i}
[19:05] <vensa> and give today's {goi} some other long cmavo
[19:05] <vensa> that way, we could have the best of both worlds
[19:05] <vensa> + we'll gain a bridi versio of {do'i} wich is missing IMO
[19:05] <@xalbo> Except that we lose {goi}, which is handy.
[19:06] <vensa> xalbo: you dont lose it
[19:06] <ksion> zo co'e djica lonu tavla do doi la vensa
[19:06] <vensa> define it some other CV'VV cmavo
[19:06] <@Broca> vensa: you do know that we already have a word for “unspecified bridi”?
[19:06] <vensa> ohhhh
[19:06] <vensa> oops
[19:06] <vensa> yeah. I was told that before actually
[19:06] <vensa> co'e
[19:06] <vensa> sorry
[19:07] <vensa> so, can I answer a {xu} question by saying {co'e}?
[19:07] <labnytru> One day, I'm going to write up a description of Lojbanistan as a physical country...the natural beauty of humankind's intellectual apex will be unsurpassed.
[19:07] <labnytru> It'll be like...language and mathematical allegories and shit.
[19:07] <vensa> valsi do'i
[19:07] <@xalbo> You can. But it could mean either {go'i} or {na go'i}.
[19:07] <valsi> do'i = pro-sumti: elliptical/unspecified utterance variable.
[19:07] <UukGoblin> labnytru, define 'one day'
[19:08] <vensa> hmm... then I want a cmavo for "unspecific BUT ALSO *previously uttered*"
[19:08] <selpa`i> Answering {co'e} is like saying "whatever I dont care, fuck off"
[19:08] <labnytru> After I learn the language completely and finish my first book, "Cleft: The Epic of Rend'ii".
[19:08] <@xalbo> it is written, go no to the jbopre for counsel, for they will say both {go'i} and {na go'i}, as well as {go'i na'i}, {na'e go'i}, {to'e go'i}, and {mi gletu lo mamta be do}
[19:08] <vensa> that way {co'e} cant be {na go'i} becuz noone uttered the negation of the bridi in question. understand?
[19:08] <vensa> .u'i
[19:09] <ksion> xa'a'a
[19:09] <UukGoblin> labnytru, might take a while then ;-]
[19:09] <labnytru> Indeed.
[19:09] <ksion> doi la xalbo zo co'e se smuni la'e lu mi gletu lo mamta be do li'u va'o lonu la kribacr vi zvati kei po'o
[19:10] <vensa> .u'i
[19:10] <@Broca> vensa: you want something that is unspecified wrt go'a and go'u?
[19:10] <vensa> broca: yes. but add {go'e} and {go'i}
[19:10] <@xalbo> mi gletu cei broda lo mamta be do
[19:10] <kribacr> .i broda
[19:10] <kribacr> .i si'a broda
[19:10] <kribacr> .i pu broda
[19:10] <kribacr> .i ba'o broda
[19:10] <vensa> something that is one of the {go'a go'e go'i go'u}
[19:11] <@xalbo> (Now I'm gong to snicker every time someone uses {broda} without redefining, until I forget again)
[19:11] <kribacr> .u'i
[19:11] <vensa> and give it the cmavo {goi}
[19:11] <vensa> I think that would be beautiful AND coherent
[19:11] <@xalbo> vensa: Why in the name of fuck do you believe this word is more important than {goi}?
[19:11] <@Broca> Whoa, that is a very specific level of unspecificness.
[19:11] <vensa> kribacr: do you hear a ding when someone says {kribacr} or {gletu}?
[19:12] <kribacr> haha
[19:12] <@xalbo> vensa: Actually, he just highlights on {mamta}
[19:12] <kribacr> kribacr yes.
[19:12] <labnytru> Shoot.
[19:12] <labnytru> I was going to make a fancy speech, but then I realized that I shouldn't do that here without speaking in Lojban.
[19:12] <vensa> xalbo: becuz it would allow we to answer {xu} questions (something that happens MORE OFTEN than using {goi}) with a single syllable AND not break the GOhA pattern
[19:12] <kribacr> I'm using the webchat at work because I'm lazy. It only highlights on my name.
[19:12] <labnytru> It would be shameful to say it in English.
[19:13] <@Broca> xalbo: because he wants natlang “yeah”, and doesn't care about “henceforth referred to as”.
[19:13] <vensa> exactly! :)
[19:13] <ksion> ko pilno zo ie
[19:13] <vensa> broca: I still care about "henceforth refered to as" enough to give it a different cmavo
[19:14] <vensa> ksion: I was told that once
[19:14] <vensa> but it's not exactly the same thing
[19:14] <ksion> ke'u ko pilno zo ie
[19:14] <ksion> Close enough for someone who wants to redefine {go'i} ;P
[19:14] <@xalbo> You have already used more syllables in this conversation than you will saying {ja'a go'i} for the rest of your life.
[19:14] <vensa> .u'isai
[19:14] <selpa`i> haha
[19:15] <labnytru> In Lojbanistan, everyone looks like Nu Mou from Final Fantasy Tactics A & A2.
[19:15]  * ksion shudders at though that vensa might realise about {na go'i} having - shock! horror! - TWO more syllabes than "no".
[19:15] <vensa> If that's your last remaining argument, I will count this as a victory :)
[19:15] <ksion> .y. mi pu da'i bilga lonu smaji
[19:16] <vensa> ksion: I'm thinking of replacing {nago'i} with {noi} jk
[19:16] <ksion> .ii.u'i
[19:16] <labnytru> We all wear really comfortable robes and live in the natural beauty of Lojbanistan, using optimized systems theory technology to provide all of life's necessities without money.
[19:16] <@xalbo> vensa: You can count it as whatever you like. That will only increment the number of things you are wrong about, which is a small percent error.
[19:17] <labnytru> Free love, free land, free minds...
[19:17] <labnytru> Free life.


[19:17] <vensa> .u'i

Created by vensa. Last Modification: Monday 11 of October, 2010 17:44:57 GMT by vensa.