In this lesson, we have covered the following:



x1 is on the outside of x2; x1 is exterior to x2


x1 is x2 hours in duration (default is 1 hour) by standard x3


x1 is a telephone transceiver/modem attached to system/network x2


x1 is a/the shoulder/hip/joint [body-part] attaching limb/extremity x2 to body x3


x1 grasps/holds/clutches/seizes/grips/[hugs] x2 with x3 (part of x1) at locus x4 (part of x2)


x1 is a guitar/violin/fiddle/harp [stringed musical instrument] with actuator/plectrum/bow x2


x1 is a violin


x1 is attentive towards/attends/tends/pays attention to object/affair x2


x1 is a/the eye [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: sensory apparatus]; (adjective:) x1 is ocular


x1 is a/the hair/fur [body-part] of x2 at body location x3


x1 is the same/identical thing as x2 by standard x3; (x1 and x2 interchangeable)


convert number to ordinal selbri; x1 is (n)th member of set x2 ordered by rule x3


x1 is in/inside/within x2; x1 is on the inside/interior of x2 [totally within the bounds of x2]


x1 is similar/parallel to x2 in property/quantity x3 (ka/ni); x1 looks/appears like x2


x1 operates/drives/runs x2 [apparatus/machine] with goal/objective/use/end/function x3


sumti tcita: without... (from se claxu 'lacked')


x1 is music performed/produced by x2 (event)

Exercise 6

Translate from Lojban:

  1. .i bazi lo cacra be li pimu le karce cu zvati le kisto gusta

  2. .i la djiotis. noi sazri le karce cu fengu la ranjit. lenu na jundi le ve klama

  3. .i la ranjit. jundi la suzyn. soi vo'a

  4. .i la ranjit. ca tavla la suzyn. loi zgike pe fi'e la .ioxan.sebastian.bax

  5. .i la suzyn. na se cinri lenu jundi loi zgike pe la bax. noi ke'a dotco

  6. .i ku'i la suzyn. mutce se cinri lenu jundi le kanla be la ranjit.

  7. .i la suzyn. nelci lenu zgana le kerfa be la ranjit. bei le ctebi be'o noi zo'e pe la,uensas. cu simsa

  8. .i la djiotis. noi denpa vi le bartu be le gusta cu sazri lo se bevri fonxa ne la nokias.

  9. .i cusku lu .i coi jan. mi'e djiotis.

  10. .i ko penmi mi'a vi le dansydi'u pe vi la re moi klaji ba lo cacra be li re li'u

Exercise 7

Translate into Lojban:

  1. When Jyoti goes to the interior of the restaurant, Susan asks her "Where were you?"

  2. Jyoti says "I was talking to a friend I forgot to talk to earlier."

  3. Susan says "Ranjeet was telling me that Bach's music is like Pakistani music in its complexity."

  4. Jyoti says "Susan, you think anything without a guitar is complex."

  5. Ranjeet says "The violin is identical to the guitar one carries on the shoulder."

  6. Jyoti says "Ranjeet is identical to one unable to go to a restaurant north of town."

  7. "What will you be eating?"

  8. Susan and Ranjeet stare at each other.

  9. Jyoti, who is bored by the staring, asks for the carrier (= waiter) to her left to come.