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|".i do ka'e jmina fi .ubu" = you have innate ability to add something to/with u? What am I getting wrong?|
|Is it wrong?|
|tcati: who said anything is wrong?|
|So, my interpretation is correct?|
I don't know how that makes sense. It's on the front page of wikipedia.
The lojban version.
|Could ubu be an abbreviation`?|
It has to be
Otherwise it would be me'o .ubu, or something.
|So maybe the section's name starts with u|
|its short for .uikipedias|
|There you go.|
|the sentence before says .uikipedias|
|I mean, ki'e .ui|
|Twey: wouldn lu ubu li'u cut it too?|
|vensa: Not quite the same|
|li ubu seems to cut it|
Twey: whats the diff?
|li .ubu is, I think, interpreting it as a mathematical variable with a number value|
|I read me'o is the wuote-equivalent for lerfu strings|
ok. but y not lu ubu li'u?
|lu ubu li'u would be quoting it as a whole utterance|
|what does it mean "as a whole utterance"?|
if it were by instead and I used zo by?
|No, not lu ubu li'u, indeed|
|If the whole contents of your quote ends up to be one letter ubu), how is that different from zo?|
|lu/li'u is for grammatical utterances|
Whole grammatical utterances
So it's taking that as a whole phrase that someone said, or something like that
|so,would lo'u le'u be ok with you?|
|No, because that doesn't take grammar into account|
|So ubu would be the two words .u and bu|
|it wont parse the bu?|
so you're saying zo by is not equivalent to lu ubu li'u? so basically theres no way to quote a U?
|Not the single character U|
Sure there is — me'o
but by can be quoted in two ways
that doesnt seem fair
|You can also quote with lu/li'u, but that means that it's dereferenced too (although possibly in a different context)|
|another reason to prefer my term for U: u'y|
|Twey doesn't see what's wrong with me'o.|
|nothings *wrong* with it|
I just dont like the injustice that befalls vowels in lojban