Re: USAGE: objects of either directivity
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 24, 2003, 19:32|
JS Bangs scripsit:
> Perhaps I missed another post on this, but: "bridi", "sumti", "brivla":
> what are these words, and what do they mean? They look like Sanskrit
> grammatical terms to me, mixed with an allusion to Spanish grammar.
As others have noted, they are Lojban grammatical terms.
A "bridi" is a predication, a predicate as applied to arguments.
A "sumti" is an argument.
A "brivla" is a word that can by itself serve as a predicate.
In "The rat ate the cheese", the whole sentence is a bridi, the sumti are
"the rat" and "the cheese", and the brivla is "eats". All these words have
the regular Lojban zero plural.
Etymologically, "brivla" is "bridi valsi", or bridi word.
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