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Like most structures in [[jbocre: Lojban Description|Lojban Description]], [[tanru|tanru]] are left-branching. Take "lenku cakla ladru" as an example. It parses as "[[lenku cakla) ladru)", ie. "cold-chocolate milk", not "cold chocolate milk". If you want the latter, you must say "lenku [ke|ke]] cakla ladru" or "lenku cakla [[bo|bo]] ladru".
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Like most structures in [[Lojban Description|Lojban Description]], [[tanru|tanru]] are left-branching. Take "lenku cakla ladru" as an example. It parses as "[[lenku cakla) ladru)", ie. "cold-chocolate milk", not "cold chocolate milk". If you want the latter, you must say "lenku [ke|ke]] cakla ladru" or "lenku cakla [[bo|bo]] ladru".
  
 
What's Gotcha-ish about that?
 
What's Gotcha-ish about that?
  
 
Gotchas to my (mi'e [[User:Nick Nicholas|nitcion]]) mind include not only potential errors of understanding, but also potential errors of production. Naively, one would say ''lenku cakla ladru'' for "cold chocolate milk". Hence the '''bzzt!'''
 
Gotchas to my (mi'e [[User:Nick Nicholas|nitcion]]) mind include not only potential errors of understanding, but also potential errors of production. Naively, one would say ''lenku cakla ladru'' for "cold chocolate milk". Hence the '''bzzt!'''

Revision as of 14:50, 23 March 2014

Like most structures in Lojban Description, tanru are left-branching. Take "lenku cakla ladru" as an example. It parses as "[[lenku cakla) ladru)", ie. "cold-chocolate milk", not "cold chocolate milk". If you want the latter, you must say "lenku [ke|ke]] cakla ladru" or "lenku cakla bo ladru".

What's Gotcha-ish about that?

Gotchas to my (mi'e nitcion) mind include not only potential errors of understanding, but also potential errors of production. Naively, one would say lenku cakla ladru for "cold chocolate milk". Hence the bzzt!