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Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 10:15:36 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: Re: [cowan: Re: [lojban] Defining lujvo]
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From: Jim Carter
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On Wed, 23 Apr 2003, John Cowan wrote:
> This definitely won't work for Loglan/Lojban. For example, in Lojban
> it is possible to create two lujvo with the place structures "x1 has
> a heart" and "x1 has a kidney", and these are distinct predicates.
> In Gua\spi, however, they are the same predicate.
Not to contradict your conclusion that the -gua\spi definition won't work
for (every predicate in) Lojban, but isn't it "x1 is be-kidneyed by x2"?
Presumably, the sets of hearts and kidneys would only overlap a little,
unless we're defining a formerly unrecognized synonym, so the referent sets
would be distinct in this case.
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