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On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 04:46:26PM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> Robin Lee Powell scripsit:
> > However, you do bring up a possible solution, which is to define ti,
> > ta and tu as "something near/medium/far from the speaker, possibly
> > pointed at". I think that's what the Founders wanted anyways,
> > although they can speak for themselves.
> I think that's about right; the main restriction on ti is that it has
> to be something physically localized, not a speech act or a Lojban
> abstraction.

Interestingly enough, this is pretty close to the current cmavo list
definition. This is not the only place the cmavo list and the CLL have a cage

ti tif this here
pro-sumti: this here; immediate demonstrative it;
indicated thing/place near speaker

<voice imitation="Gilda Radner">Oh. Nevermind.</voice>