la suzyn. cinynei la jan. .a la
mi nelci loi finpe ku joi loi se
rasyjukpa patlu (or any reasonable facsimile thereof:
loi patlu poi se rasyjukpa, loi rasyjukpa patlu, or anything of the
.e is possible, but
joi is better, since we are
probably talking about fish and chips together. (.u'i this is an example of a Sapir-Whorf effect;
if more British people had been involved in the design of Lojban, there
would be a gismu for
As it turns out, the ku is obligatory there; see the warning in the
section on tanru connectives.
ko cpedu le pelxu nimre jisra
.onai le narju nimre jisra
(When you order your beverage, you are not normally expected to order more
mi djica le birje .u le cidjrkari
mi klama la .uacintyn .o la
.atlantas. la bastn. (Yes, this was meant to be tricky.
In particular, it involves IFF rather than IF, since to get from Boston to
Atlanta, you would likely go via Washington. So you cannot go to Atlanta
without going to Washington, and you've just said you won't go to
Washington without going to Atlanta.)
Tip: We did say that a Lojban cmene cannot contain la (as we mentioned way back in Lesson 1); otherwise it would break up into two
names. So la malakais.
would break up into the admittedly nonsensical la ma la kais.. However, when there is a
consonant in front of the la inside the cmene, the bit before the la would itself be a cmene. Since cmene end in pauses, if there's no pause,
then this is a single cmene.
In other words, la .atlantas. is in fact OK, because, if
it did fall apart, it would fall apart into la .at. la ntas. 'At,
Ntas' — and you'd need those pauses for it to really fall apart
like that. Without any such pauses, la .atlantas. is still treated as
a single word.