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Discussion of "vipygu'e"
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Comment #2: Re: Suggested modification
Arnt Richard Johansen (Fri May 1 21:00:23 2009)

totus wrote:
> How about:
> g1=v1 is a state/province/canton of a federal
> state/federation/confederation v3
>
> gloss:
> state
> province
> canton

Thank you.

As you can see, I've incorporated most of your suggestions, but not all.
It looks like a federation is exactly the same as a federal state, while
I've left out "confederation", because a hasty reading of
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederation suggests that it is not exactly
the same as a vipygu'e.

Comment #3: Re: Suggested modification
Andrew Piekarski (Fri May 1 22:32:26 2009)

arj wrote:
> totus wrote:
> > How about:
> > g1=v1 is a state/province/canton of a federal
> > state/federation/confederation v3
> >
> > gloss:
> > state
> > province
> > canton
>
> Thank you.

> As you can see, I've incorporated most of your suggestions, but not all.
> It looks like a federation is exactly the same as a federal state, while
> I've left out "confederation", because a hasty reading of
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederation suggests that it is not
exactly
> the same as a vipygu'e.

The USA and India are usually referred to as federal states, but hardly
ever as a federations. Given that most current lojbanists are
Americans......

Canada is frequently referred to as a federation.

Switzerland is a confederation but (arguably) is only slightly more
devolved than Canada. One canton (Jura) refers to itself as a 'Sovereign
Republic'. I think you should let 'confederation' stay. Besides, what
luvo would you have for 'cantons'?

totus

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