# na go'i/en

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## Meaning of answers to "xu na broda"

According to CLL 15.9 the designers of Lojban decided as follows:

 xu broda .i go'i go'i = broda (1) xu broda .i na go'i na go'i = na broda (2) xu na broda .i go'i go'i = na broda (3) xu na broda .i na go'i na go'i = na broda (4)

## Scope of the meaning of "na"

According to Xorxes, scope of the meaning of "na" of definition of CLL brings a problem.

I (Guskant) agree to the solution of the section 6 that the meaning of "na", whether term or selbri tag, has always scope over the following parts, not over the preceding parts.

The following explanation is based on that solution.

## Problem of saying "na go'i"

The following sentences confront a problem:

 naku roda na broda (11) = naku roda naku broda (12) = naku naku su'oda broda (13) = su'oda broda (14)

The problem is this:

 na go'i != (14) derived from (2 and 14) na go'i = (11) derived from (4 and 11)

Therefore "(11) != (14)" and "(11) = (14)" , which contradict each other.

By the way, CLL answers to neither (12) nor (13).

## Variations of solution

### Solution 1: calculate and move all "na" to the top of the sentence, and reduce the number of "na" as possible

Choose this:

 na go'i != (11,12,13,14) derived from (2 and 14)

### Solution 2: Only "na" at the top of brisni is counted

Choose this:

 na go'i = (11,12,13,14) derived from (4 and 11/12/13)

"na" following other terms is not count, and the sentence is regarded as (2).

### Solution 3: Only "na" of selbrisni tag is counted

Choose this:

 na go'i = (11,12,13,14) derived from (4 and 11)

"na ku", that is "na" as a term, is not count, and the sentence is regarded as (2).

### Solution 4: Modify the decision of CLL, and "na go'i" means negation of the whole "na broda"

Overwrite (4) by:

 xu na (ku) broda i na go'i : na go'i = na (ku) na (ku) broda (5)

It implies:

 na go'i != (11,12,13,14) derived from (5 and 11) / (5 and 12) / (5 and 13) / (2 and 14)

## My opinion

I prefer Solution 4 among four solutions above.