a lojban dictionary editing system

Get A Printable Dictionary
Search Best Words
Recent Changes
How You Can Help
valsi - All
valsi - Preferred Only
natlang - All
natlang - Preferred Only
XML Export
user Listing
Report Bugs
Admin Request
Create Account
Dictionary record
Back to the main valsi listing.
valsi ku'ai'i
type experimental cmavo
creator krtisfranks
time entered Fri May 12 17:39:36 2017

Definition #69522 - Preferred [edit]
selma'o GOhA
definition empty/vacuous selbri
notes Accepts arbitrarily many sumti and just acts so as to string them together as a list of nouns (they may of course be connected by cmavo of selma'o (J)A). The cardinality of its terbri is in any particular instance exactly the number of nouns explicitly uttered (no implicit "zo'e"s occur); therefore, ".i zi'o zi'o ... zi'o ku'ai'i .i", where there are n distinct occurrances of "zi'o" for nonnegative integer n, implies that that usage of "ku'ai'i" had exactly n sumti slots and, no matter what n is, the bridi as a whole is equivalent in meaning to 'actively' uttering silence/nothing; this is particularly true for n = 0. This word can be used for mottos: "loi krati .e lo ka se krali cu ku'ai'i" (= "Rights and Representation(!)"), "lo ka zifre .e lo ka dunli .e lo ka dibype'o cu ku'ai'i" (= "Liberte', E'galite', Fraternite' (!)", a motto of France), etc.
gloss words
created by krtisfranks
vote information 1
time Mon Sep 23 14:19:58 2019
[View Comments For This Definition]


Currently, jbovlaste will accept data for 69 languages.
You are not logged in.

  recent changes jbovlaste main
This is jbovlaste, the lojban dictionary system.
The main code was last changed on Wed 07 Oct 2020 05:54:55 PM PDT.
All content is public domain. By submitting content, you agree to place it in the public domain to the fullest extent allowed by local law.
jbovlaste is an official project of the logical language group, and is now headed by Robin Lee Powell.
E-mail him if you have any questions.
care to log in?