From the Lojban web site FAQ (

brivla: any word that can state a relationship among several objects or concepts, and thus be the core word in a Lojban bridi — a "predicate word"

brivla are in the main gismu, lujvo and fu'ivla. A few cmavo can also behave as brivla.

As noted above, these words state a relationship, and not an entire bridi, so a better word is selbrivla, i.e. valsi lo selbri (a word which means a selbri).

Why isn't it brivo?
If vo was a rafsi for valsi for purposes of making a few new gismu (cmavo = cmalu valsi, lujvo = pluja valsi), why not for this one?

Created by admin. Last Modification: Friday 30 of November, 2001 12:31:04 GMT by admin.