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Re: How jai and tu'a work

> > >My maoste has {tua} = "the bridi implied by".
> > Sounds like I need to change it to "the abstraction implied by"
> But then it's too vague to be that useful.

The whole purpose of "tu'a" is to be vague (as well as brief).

> "Abstraction", I take it, is
> not a coherent semantic notion, but a syntactic notion, so I suppose
> it means "whatever a NU can denote". In that case, tua can refer to
> a truth value or an experience or a concept or, given {suu}, anything
> whatever.

Indeed.  The abstraction operators create general terms which are true of
(and force the existence of) certain abstract objects which are in various
ways connected with bridi.

John Cowan					cowan@ccil.org
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.