leftward Branching tanru Gotcha

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Like most structures in Lojban, tanru are left-branching. E.g. lenku cakla ladru parses as lenku cakla ladru, i.e. cold-chocolate milk, not "cold chocolate milk". If you want the latter, you must say lenku ke cakla ladru or lenku cakla bo ladru.

What's Gotcha-ish about that?

  • nitcion:
    Gotchas to my 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!"