BPFK Section: Highlight Discursives

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ji'a (UI3b)
Discursive. Used to indicate an additional case or additional cases. (cf. jmina)
    • Keywords: Also, too, additionally, in addition, as well, moreover, furthermore, to boot, even.

lo plise cu xamgu lo nu kanro .i ji'a py. kukte

Apples are good for your health, and, in addition, they taste great.

mi ji'a nelci lo plise

I too like apples.

lo xagji cribe cu citka lo cinki ku ji'a sai

A hungry bear will eat even insects.

ku'i (UI3b)
Discursive. Used to indicate a contrasting case or contrasting cases. (cf. karbi, dukti, nalpanra)
    • Keywords: However, but, in contrast.

mi ca cliva .i ku'i mi ba za xruti

I'm leaving now, but I'll be back in a while.

mi'u (UI3b)
Discursive. Used to indicate the same case or cases. (cf. mintu)
    • Keywords: Ditto, the very, himself, herself, itself, themselves

mi pu zi co'a cusku di'u mi'u la .djan.

I was just saying the very same thing to John.

mi'u nai (UI3b)
Discursive. Used to indicate another case or other cases. (cf. drata)
    • Keywords: Another

mi pu lebna lo cukta la .djan. gi'e dunda cy. mi'u nai la .djein.

I took a book from John and gave another one to Jane.

po'o (UI3b)
Discursive. Used to indicate the only relevant case or cases. (cf. pamei, mulno, frica)
    • Keywords: Only, just, merely.

mi pu tcidu le pamoi po'o xe fanva

I read only the first translation.

mi troci lo nu daspo lo dacti se pi'o le mi menli ku po'o

I try to destroy an object using just my mind.

po'o lo pavyseljirna na zasti

The only thing is, unicorns don't exist.

si'a (UI3b)
Discursive. Used to indicate a similar case or similar cases. (cf. simsa, panra)
    • Keywords: similarly, analogously

ka'u mi zmajbi lo smani lo ratcu .i si'a lo mlatu jo'u lo gerku cu zmajbi vo'a lo bakni jo'u lo xarju

We know that we are closer to monkeys than to rodents. Similarly cats and dogs are closer to one another than to cows or pigs.


Add {po'o nai} ("among others") and {po'o cu'i} ("for one", "not excluding others").


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