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== Lojban Survival Corpus ==
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-=na tanxe=-
  
This page features a collection of Lojban phrases wich probably are the most vital from the practical point of view.
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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 ot a Box], which demonstrates nicely different type 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:
  
Note that the translation isn't literal and it only reproduces semantics (sense) of the phrases.
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mu'i ma do zutse  ne'i lo tanxe (bunny sitting in box)
  
||Is it safe here?|xu ti snura
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na'i go'i .i ti na tanxe (bunny sitting in racing car)
  
It is not safe here.|ti to'e snura
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tezu'e ma do cpana le va tanxe  (bunny standing atop box)
  
It is safe here.|ti snura
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na'i go'i .i ti ba'e na tanxe (bunny atop mountain)
  
Who are you?|do mo
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mu'i ma do cecla renro lo djacu lo tanxe (bunny squirting box with hose)
  
Danger!|ckape
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na'i go'i .i mi pu ba'e cusku le sedu'u ti na tanxe (bunny as firefighter)
  
No danger!|na ckape
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xu caku do dasni lo tanxe (bunny wearing box)
  
Enemy!|bradi
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na'i go'i .i ti na tanxe (bunny as robot)
  
This human isn't an enemy.|le ti remna na bradi
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xu do ca'o sanli ne'i leva tanxe (bunny standing in box)
  
I want to eat.|mi djica lonu citka
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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)
  
Where can I find food?|lo cidja cu zvati ma
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.o'o ri mo (bunny standing inside box with cut-out window)
  
Can you help me?|xu do kakne lonu sidju mi
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(bunny sitting atop box, thinking hard)
  
Please, help me!|.eo ko sidju mi
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ri me lemi ba'e na'e tanxe (bunny in rocket ship, blasting off)
 
 
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||
 

Revision as of 17:07, 4 November 2013

-=na tanxe=-

The following is a translation of Anotinette Portis' ot a Box, which demonstrates nicely different type 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)