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valsi 
xo'au 
type 
experimental cmavo 
creator 
krtisfranks 
time entered 
Tue Feb 8 21:12:26 2022 
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Definition #72769
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selma'o 
PA 
definition 
pronumeral: the mostrecently mentioned full/complete numerical or mathematical string/expression. 
notes 
For clarity, whole strings are taken; therefore, in "pare", the string which would be referenced by this word is all of "pare" (and not just "re"). Backcounting rules the same as or analogous to those for "ri". This word functions essentially as "ri" does, but for numbers (PA*) and mekso (including VUhU)  and, in particular, ignores other sumti, unless marked with "li" (in which case, "li" is included in the reference – which may require various adjustments if this word is used in in contexts which disallow the introduction of another/new sumti or which would take on an undesirable semantic or syntactic interpretation if another sumti were introduced where this word is used). Letteral strings which act as numerical/mathematical variables are within the scope of potential reference, but not those which do not (unless they are somehow used in a mathematical expression which is being referenced as a whole); quotations and abstractions behave as the latter case for letteral strings wrt this word. Within a mekso expression, "du" and other predicates are taken as terminating a numerical expression; this word (unless subscripted; see infra) references completed numerical/mathematical expressions, and thus will not refer to the one in which it itself appears, which should help to avoid selfreference, predication issues, nonterminating loops, nondefinition issues, etc. Thus, it might be useful for recursive definitions. Subscript this word with an integer n in order to refer count n potential referents back (positive n is backcounting, n = 0 refers to the current numerical/mathematical expression in which this subscripted word is embedded (once completed and fully evaluated, if such terminates), and negative n is forwardcounting). Can be used for quantifying sumti; "one hundred men and horses" probably means "one hundred men and one hundred horses", and the latter "one hundred" can be replaced by this word, because numerical/mathematical expressions which function as quantifiers are nonetheless numerical/mathematical expressions (and tend to be completed). Even in a recursive or selfreferential context, once the referenced/pointedto expression is evaluated, the value which it takes in its mostrecent usage is the one which should be substituted in place of this word; use "ra'o" in order to update it if such is desired (and the value depends to some extent on the new context or other developments).

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krtisfranks 
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time 
Tue Feb 8 21:12:26 2022 



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