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Discussion of "le'ai"
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Comment #3: Re: le'ai on its own
Alex Burka (Wed Jun 24 21:09:11 2015)

krtisfranks wrote:
> krtisfranks wrote:
> > How do we know that le'ai is actually occurring on its own (which, I
> > presume, means that it has no explicit terminator) rather than just
> quoting
> > an extremely long text? In Probability Theoretic language, there is no
> > apparent stopping time.
>
> Oops, I misunderstood. I thought lo'ai at every point even though I
read
> or typed le'ai. Ignore me.

For the record the way I (provisionally) implemented this in camxes-exp
goes like this:

(LOhAI spaces? (!LOhAI !LEhAI any_word)*)? (LOhAI spaces? (!LOhAI !LEhAI
any_word)*)? LEhAI spaces?

Basically, lo'ai and sa'ai are like lo'u in that they really can't
occur on their own. But zero, one or two "lo'ai *"/"sa'ai *" clauses can
come before a le'ai.

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