In this chapter, we have covered the following topics:



x1 is foolish/silly in event/action/property [folly] (ka) x2; x1 is a boob


x1 is embarrassed/disconcerted/flustered/ill-at-ease about/under conditions x2 (abstraction)


x1 (abstraction) interests/is interesting to x2; x2 is interested in x1


disco [dansu (dance) + dinju (building)]


'I suggest' (attitudinal)


x1 is much/extreme in property x2 (ka), towards x3 extreme/direction; x1 is, in x2, very x3


down, below (space 'tense')


meet for the first time [cnino (new) + penmi (meet)]


'I think' (opinion attitudinal)


x1 meets/encounters x2 at/in location x3


x1 seems/appears to have property(ies) x2 to observer x3 under conditions x4


x1 (set) has members who mutually/reciprocally x2


'er' (hesitation)

Exercise 6

The story is now on in earnest! For each of the highlighted pro-sumti, say who or what they mean. (Oh, and translate the sentences, too.)

Note: ka is like nu, but while nu describes a state or event, ka describes a property or quality.

soi vo'a means 'and vice versa'. simxu does pretty much the same thing, as a gismu. We'll be looking at both next lesson.

  1. .i ko'a burna

  2. .i ko'a catlu le la cardoNES. kabri

  3. .i lenu zgana ra cu simlu leka cinri ko'a

  4. .i ko'e cinba ko'i soi vo'a

  5. .i ko'i cusku lu pe'i redo puzi simxu ninpe'i li'u

  6. .i le vanju pe ni'a cu simlu leka mutce cinri

  7. .i ko'a sutra pinxe le go'i

  8. .i ko'e cusku lu .y. na go'i

  9. .i mi puze'a na penmi ti soi vo'a li'u

  10. .i baziku ko'a cmila

  11. .i ko'a cusku lu .u'i redo bebna

  12. .i .e'u ma'a klama lo dansydi'u



x1 is bound/obliged to/has the duty to do/be x2 in/by standard/agreement x3; x1 must do x2


x1 reacts/responds/answers by smiling to stimulus x2 under conditions x3 [cisma (smile) + frati (react)]


x1 is anguished/distressed/emotionally wrought/stressed by x2


x1 is a restaurant/cafe/diner serving type-of-food x2 to audience x3


x1 thinks/opines x2 [opinion] (du'u) is true about subject/issue x3 on grounds x4


x1 is with/accompanies/is a companion of x2, in state/condition/enterprise x3 (event/state)


x1 remembers/recalls/recollects fact(s)/memory x2 (du'u) about subject x3


x1 (quoted text) is a question/query about subject x2 by questioner x3 to audience x4


x1 answers/replies to/responds to person/object/event/situation/stimulus x2 with response x3


chemistry [xukmi (chemical) + saske (science)]

Exercise 7

Translate into Lojban. Use Lojban letters (acronyms) for the characters to refer to each other. Do not use li'u to close quotations opened with lu at the end of each sentence, but only when the speaker actually stops speaking.

  1. Jyoti asked Susan, "Where's Zhang?" (Hint: just use preti.)

  2. Susan answered "He said that he would wait for me to come." (Hint: just use spuda, and skip x2.)

  3. Jyoti said, "I'm not that worried about him leaving. I think that he'll meet us at the disco." (Use a gismu instead of an attitudinal for 'I think.')

  4. "He has to read for a while."

  5. "He's forgotten a lot of chemistry in the summer." (Hint: he's actually forgotten many things about chemistry.)

  6. "We're going to a restaurant before going to the disco."

  7. "Do you want to accompany us?"

  8. "Sure," said Susan, as she smiled at Ranjeet. (Hint: as = at the same time as.)