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Re: all the chinese whispers

In message <9511121416.aa29880@punt-4.mail.demon.net> ucleaar@UCL.AC.UK writes:
> Iain:
> > > > > 6. Iain:
> > ...
> > > > >   .i mi certu le nu troci lenu jai zdile lo'e prenu poi gasnu da
> > > > I didn't understand the {jai} there.
> > > Nor me. Baffling.
> > Well, my gimste says the x1 of {zdile} is an event:
> > zdile     zdi      amusing              'amused'
> > x1 (abstract) is amusing/entertaining to x2 in property/aspect x3;
> > so I was just being pedantic zo'o.
> Are you sure you mean {jai}? It ought to be followed by a sumtcita
> (I think).

Naked {jai} was introduced a long time ago as a sort of inverse
of {tu'a}.

        x1 jai broda x2 x3 ...
        tu'a x1 broda x2 x3 ...

but there's also an extra {fai} place for the original event
in broda's x1.

        x1 jai broda x2 x3 ... fai xf
        xf po'u lenu x1 co'e cu broda x2 x3 ...

co'o mi'e .i,n.
Iain Alexander                    ia@stryx.demon.co.uk