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Boris

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Sep 24, 2017, 9:08:53 AM9/24/17
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coi
 re da preti fi mi


i au gau mi re do co'a slabu lo lanzu be mi
"I'd like you to get to know my family."

"gau" is a rafsi from "gasnu" what does it mean here? And why "re" 2?
 


i e'o do klama no nenri be le dinju
"Please, come into the house."
why here "no" zero?


ki'ecai!

Jonathan Jones

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Sep 24, 2017, 9:19:05 AM9/24/17
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"gau" by itself is not a rafsi for anything, it's a cmavo. Specifically, this cmavo: http://jbovlaste.lojban.org/dict/gau
http://vlasisku.lojban.org/vlasisku/gau

As to the "no", no idea, I'm guessing it's a typo and should be "lo".



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Pierre Abbat

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Sep 24, 2017, 2:07:31 PM9/24/17
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On Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:58:34 PM EDT 'Boris' via Lojban Beginners
wrote:
> coi
> re da preti fi mi

That should be "coi do re da preti fi mi" or "coi do'u re da preti fi mi".
"coi re da" means you're greeting two people (or things).

> *i au gau mi re do co'a slabu lo lanzu be mi*
>
> *"I'd like you to get to know my family.""gau" is a rafsi from "gasnu" what
> does it mean here? And why "re" 2? *

"gau" is a preposition ("sumtcita" in Lojban). Its object is "mi". "(I desire)
by me doing something, you two start to be familiar to my family." Without
checking the context, I guess that this is said to two people.

> *i e'o do klama no nenri be le dinju**"Please, come into the house."*
> why here "no" zero?

I agree with Jonathan that it's a typo. As it is, it means "Please, go to
nothing in the building." ("dinju" can refer to office buildings, which aren't
houses, while "zdani" can refer to caves, which aren't buildings, and to
birds' nests. For gorilla nests, though, I'd use "ckana".)

Pierre
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The darfs had smibbed, the lutt was thale, and the pilter had nothing snave.

Nikolaj Nieser

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Sep 24, 2017, 6:35:50 PM9/24/17
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coi
pa da re preti fi mi


i au gau mi re do co'a slabu lo lanzu be mi

"I'd like you to get to know my family."

"gau" is a rafsi from "gasnu" I do not understand the meaning here
why "re" "2" here?

i e'o do klama no nenri be le dinju

"Please, come into the house."

why "no" here? zero?

ki'ecai!
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