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Discussion of "benre"
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Comment #4: Re: Thoughts
Alex Burka (Thu Jun 25 17:22:37 2015)

spheniscine wrote:
> Yep... to be sure there are important differences; but I think the
> differences only make be'ei seem more useful, capturing a specific,
> commonly used sense of the English word "for".
> On the other hand, the sense of xau/seva'u that be'ei doesn't
> e.g. "It rained, which is good for me", seems rare enough that seva'u
> probably isn't too long. *shrugs*

Well, I don't really see any difference between xau and seva'u,
honestly. But be'ei can mean either seva'u or fi'o se xlali.

Comment #5: Re: Thoughts
Jonathan (Thu Jun 25 18:18:16 2015)

Mostly I think be'ei implies intention; essentially be'ei ko'a =
tezu'e tu'a ko'a, while seva'u is incidental, and does not
necessarily imply intention.

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