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Re: a simple question...

la lojbab cusku di'e

> > le karce cu bevri le dasni be le [] mapku le zarci
> > The car carries the wearer of the hat to the store.
> At location [],

> no'a = dasni
> no'axire = bevri
> This is not exactly the most tested feature of the language, so arguments
> for change can be considered (though we better hurry %^).

You say that in {le dasni be le mapku pe le no'a}, no'a = dasni.

What about in {le dasni be le mapku be le no'a} ?

Is no'a = mapku here? Because that's the next outer selbri in this case.
In the {pe} case, {pe} attaches to a closed sumti, but in the {be} case, {be}
goes with the selbri. This explains why {le kansa be le le no'a speni} is
the accompanier of their spouse, and {le catra be le no'a} is the killer
of themselves.

Couldn't we have {vo'a}, {vo'e}, etc to be {le no'a}, {le se no'a}, etc?
This would make reflexives easy:

        le catra be vo'a
        the killer of him/herself

> lojbab