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Discussion of "sei'i"
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Comment #2: Re: Justification
Curtis W Franks (Sun Jun 28 05:26:01 2015)

spheniscine wrote:
> The problem of CLL-defined lo'e vs le'e is quite similar to the
problem
> of the veridicality distinction of the rest of the gadri, that lost
popular
> favor and was overturned by xorlo.
>
> lo'e is somewhat popular for generalizations, e.g. "Roses are red"
(lo'e
> rozgu cu xunre). However this brings up a problem; is the "typical" rose
> actually red? There are plenty of roses that aren't actually red; this
is,
> in fact, a stereotype. This makes correct usage of these gadri difficult,

> as it is often difficult to avoid all stereotypes when generalizing.
>
> Thus, it might be much more practical to introduce sei'i as an
> intentional modifier to indicate whether the speaker is intentionally
> embracing or avoiding a stereotype.

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