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This is a "best guess" listing for the word "kanpe" in language English, meaning that only one of the definitions for this word will be shown (the one with the highest total votes). See all the definitions for kanpe.


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valsi kanpe
type experimental gismu
creator rlpowell
time entered Tue Sep 20 19:15:39 2005
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definition x1 expects/looks for the occurence of x2 (event), expected likelihood x3 (0-1, default {li} {so'a} i.e. near 1); x1 subjectively evaluates the likelihood of x2 (event) to be x3.
notes The value of x3 is a subjective estimate of likeliness according to x1, and is the basic determinant of whether kanpe means something like "hope" or "wish" or "expect", although kanpe never carries the connotation of desire; for that connotation see pacna. kanpe with x3 not very close to 1 has no simple equivalent in English, but for objects/states with negligible expectation it is something like "wishing"; if the state is plausibly likely, it is something like "hoping". In both cases, though, the English implication of emotional desire is not present. The value will usually be expressed using inexact numbers ("li piso'u" to "li piro"); not-necessarily desirous wish, not necessarily desirous hope. See also ba'a, djica, pacna, lakne, cunso.
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created by rlpowell
vote information 15
time Tue May 12 01:56:35 2015
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