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==na tanxe==
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The following is a translation of Anotinette Portis' [http://www.amazon.com/Not-Box-Antoinette-Portis/dp/0061123226/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-8101861-8524715?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1181085233&sr=8-1 Not a Box], which demonstrates nicely different types of lojban negation. Since this cute children's book loses a lot without the illustrations, I have appended to each line a description of the drawing on that page. The protagonist is a little child bunny:
  
==  Lojban Survival Corpus ==
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This page features a collection of Lojban phrases wich probably are the most vital from the practical point of view.
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| mu'i ma do zutse ne'i lo tanxe||bunny sitting in box
 
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Note that the translation isn't literal and it only reproduces semantics (sense) of the phrases.
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| na'i go'i .i ti na tanxe||bunny sitting in racing car
 
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||Is it safe here?|xu ti snura
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| tezu'e ma do cpana le va tanxe||bunny standing atop box
 
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It is not safe here.|ti to'e snura
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| na'i go'i .i ti ba'e na tanxe||bunny atop mountain
 
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It is safe here.|ti snura
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| mu'i ma do cecla renro lo djacu lo tanxe||bunny squirting box with hose
 
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Who are you?|do mo
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| na'i go'i .i mi pu ba'e cusku le sedu'u ti na tanxe||bunny as firefighter
 
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Danger!|ckape
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| xu caku do dasni lo tanxe||bunny wearing box
 
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No danger!|na ckape
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| na'i go'i .i ti na tanxe||bunny as robot
 
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Enemy!|bradi
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| xu do ca'o sanli ne'i leva tanxe||bunny standing in box
 
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This human isn't an enemy.|le ti remna na bradi
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| na'i go'i .i ti ba'e ba'e ba'e ba'e na tanxe||bunny in crow's nest of pirate ship, basket of hot air balloon, howdah on elephant, and as tugboat captain
 
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I want to eat.|mi djica lonu citka
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| .o'o ri mo||bunny standing inside box with cut-out window
 
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Where can I find food?|lo cidja cu zvati ma
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| ||bunny sitting atop box, thinking hard
 
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Can you help me?|xu do kakne lonu sidju mi
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| ri me lemi ba'e na'e tanxe||bunny in rocket ship, blasting off
 
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Please, help me!|.eo ko sidju mi
 
 
 
What's this?|ti mo
 
 
 
What is your name?|do se cmene ma
 
 
 
My name is ...|mi'e ...
 
 
 
Hello!|coi
 
 
 
Thanks.|ki'e
 
 
 
Where can I find water?|lo djacu cu zvati ma
 
 
 
I want to drink|mi djica lonu pinxe||
 

Latest revision as of 11:59, 19 August 2015

na tanxe

The following is a translation of Anotinette Portis' Not a Box, which demonstrates nicely different types of lojban negation. Since this cute children's book loses a lot without the illustrations, I have appended to each line a description of the drawing on that page. The protagonist is a little child bunny:

mu'i ma do zutse ne'i lo tanxe bunny sitting in box
na'i go'i .i ti na tanxe bunny sitting in racing car
tezu'e ma do cpana le va tanxe bunny standing atop box
na'i go'i .i ti ba'e na tanxe bunny atop mountain
mu'i ma do cecla renro lo djacu lo tanxe bunny squirting box with hose
na'i go'i .i mi pu ba'e cusku le sedu'u ti na tanxe bunny as firefighter
xu caku do dasni lo tanxe bunny wearing box
na'i go'i .i ti na tanxe bunny as robot
xu do ca'o sanli ne'i leva tanxe bunny standing in box
na'i go'i .i ti ba'e ba'e ba'e ba'e na tanxe bunny in crow's nest of pirate ship, basket of hot air balloon, howdah on elephant, and as tugboat captain
.o'o ri mo bunny standing inside box with cut-out window
bunny sitting atop box, thinking hard
ri me lemi ba'e na'e tanxe bunny in rocket ship, blasting off