Natural example of "le"

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.arpis.

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Oct 25, 2017, 10:09:00 PM10/25/17
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I've been away from lojban for years now. I'm posting because I ran into what I think is a cool bit of expressivity in "le" vs "lo". My wife asked me to boil water and make her some tea; when I asked which tea, she responded with "'Candy' or 'magic'." These are not names of the teas, but just ways we refer to them. I think this would translate well as "le titspi" and "le makfa", and that those would be more faithful than using "la".

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Michael Turniansky

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Oct 25, 2017, 10:43:42 PM10/25/17
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  FWIW, I agree.
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On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 10:08 PM, .arpis. <rpglover...@gmail.com> wrote:
I've been away from lojban for years now. I'm posting because I ran into what I think is a cool bit of expressivity in "le" vs "lo". My wife asked me to boil water and make her some tea; when I asked which tea, she responded with "'Candy' or 'magic'." These are not names of the teas, but just ways we refer to them. I think this would translate well as "le titspi" and "le makfa", and that those would be more faithful than using "la".

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Alex Rozenshteyn

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Oct 28, 2017, 12:44:05 AM10/28/17
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Now I'm wondering if there's a way to translate "Are 'magic' and 'candy' magic and candy, respectively?" I thought I could use termsets, but <za'a ju'o cu'i> you can't put selbri in a termset. <.i xu le makfa cu makfa .ije le titspi cu titspi> sounds more redundant.

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 7:43 PM Michael Turniansky <mturn...@gmail.com> wrote:
  FWIW, I agree.
  --gejyspa

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 10:08 PM, .arpis. <rpglover...@gmail.com> wrote:
I've been away from lojban for years now. I'm posting because I ran into what I think is a cool bit of expressivity in "le" vs "lo". My wife asked me to boil water and make her some tea; when I asked which tea, she responded with "'Candy' or 'magic'." These are not names of the teas, but just ways we refer to them. I think this would translate well as "le titspi" and "le makfa", and that those would be more faithful than using "la".

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Adam Lopresto

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Oct 28, 2017, 10:49:25 AM10/28/17
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.i xu le makfa fa'u le titspi cu makfa fa'u titspi

Alex Rozenshteyn

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Oct 28, 2017, 11:14:01 AM10/28/17
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ki'e sai .i .ue mi gasfli zo fa'u
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