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Discussion of "autca"

Comment #1: "thingamajing" in English?
Wuzzy (Sat Jul 18 07:00:17 2015)

This is a quite interesting concept.

Could "lo autce" be translated in (colloquial) English as (besides others)
"thingamajing", "what-you-may-call-it", "whatsit", "widget", "whatnot", ??

co'e seems pretty similar (but not identical) to this, by the way.

Comment #2: Re:
Jonathan (Sat Jul 18 07:24:19 2015)

Actually that would be lo eutceu in the Eulojban dialect. autca
describes words, me'ei-predicates, or si'o-concepts.

eutceu = me'au lo autca. i.e. it has whatever place structure and
meaning that the speaker desires.

Comment #3: Re:
Jonathan (Sat Jul 18 07:24:57 2015)

Well, me'au lo autca be mi, to be precise.

http://mw.lojban.org/papri/Eulojban

Comment #4: Re:
Lorenzo Von Matterhorn (Sat Jul 18 11:23:01 2015)

Wuzzy wrote:
> This is a quite interesting concept.
>
> Could "lo autce" be translated in (colloquial) English as (besides
others)
> "thingamajing", "what-you-may-call-it", "whatsit", "widget", "whatnot",
??


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