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1) How does one say how are you? I do not want "hello" or "are you good" so much as an equivalent to Esperanto's "faras".

2) What is a brivla!

>> No.640  


I will briefly (for I have to go soon, sorry) handle the more pressing of the two: brivla.

Any word that may express a relationship (gismu, fu'ivla (I think), lujvo, etc.) is known as a brivla. The other main distinction of word type is cmavo (which are function words, little words that put grammar into the uterance for comprehension). There are several subtypes (some of which were mentioned above, and plus the necessary addition of sumti (excpet, I think, for cmevla)).

The word comes from "[bridi zei valsi]" which means "predicate relation word".

gtg, tell me if this helps.

>> No.641  


Some cmavo express a relationship too e.g. me, nu, du'u, moi. Are they brivla?

>> No.642  


Nope. I will come back with a reason later (so that I may research it).

>> No.644  


The constructs "ME sumti /MEhE/", "NU sentence /KEI/" and "number MOI" are each functionally equivalent to a BRIVLA. They are not called brivla because they are not single words. It is the construct as a whole, not just the ME, NU or MOI that acts as a BRIVLA.

The cmavo of selmaho GOhA are also almost like BRIVLA. The only difference is that they can be followed by "ra'o".

>> No.645  

i don't have the slightest idea what faras means and i wasn't able to find out, but usually we in lojbanistan say {do mo}, which means "what relation are you currently part of" - responses can be {se xamgu} (something is good to me), {kelci la cmalu barda plini} (playing little big planet), {badri} (sad), ... so it's really very versatile. you can even just answer with a UI or something completely different alltogether...

>> No.646  


See, I kind of felt that (it was not vivid enough to be labeled a "thought"), but could not express it.


You can also ask emotional questions ("[pei]", "[.uipei]", "[pei .ui]", "[.a'opei]", etc.)

I think that la .barnakl. meant "farti" or "kiel vi fartas?".

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