BPFK Section: Attitudinal Specifiers

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Proposed Definitions And Examples

Proposed Definition of re'e

re'e (UI4)
Emotion category/modifier: spiritual. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused towards the spiritual / religious / numinous / supernatural. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker. (cf. lijda, pruxi)
    • Keywords: spiritual, religious

Examples of re'e Usage

ki'e lojbot do pairnu'i io re'e

Thank you, Lojbot. You are fair and just.

Proposed Definition of re'e cu'i

re'e cu'i (UI*4)
Emotion category/modifier: secular. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is not focused towards the spiritual / religious / numinous / supernatural, and is therefore secular in nature. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker.
    • Keywords: secular

Examples of re'e cu'i Usage


artificial:


A: ni'o .uisai re'ecu'i lo bavlamdei ku detri lo xisyjbenunsla


B: .i do na xriso .i ki'u ma do gleki tu'a lo xisyjbenunsla


A: .i mi nelci lo nu terdu'a lo seldu'a .aucai


B: .i do bebna vau .oise'inai


A: Well, hooray! Tomorrow is Christmas!


B: But you're not Christian. Why are you happy about Christmas?


A: I enjoy observing the feast!


B: Now you're being silly!

Proposed Definition of re'e nai

re'e nai (UI*4)
Emotion category/modifier: sacrilegious. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused away from the spiritual / religious / numinous / supernatural, into active sacrilege. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker.
    • Keywords: sacrilegious

Examples of re'e nai Usage

no cevni cu zasti re'enai

There is no god.

Proposed Definition of ro'a

ro'a (UI4)
Emotion category/modifier: social. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused towards the speaker's interaction with society. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker. (cf. jikca)
    • Keywords: social

Examples of ro'a Usage

.oi ro'a ba'e ca ku mi se cfipu po'o to srana la .vei,on. toi (slight edit)

Awkwarrrd. Now I'm just confused! (pertaining to Veijo)"

Proposed Definition of ro'a cu'i

ro'a cu'i (UI*4)
Emotion category/modifier: asocial. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is not focused towards the speaker's interaction with society. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker.
    • Keywords: asocial

Examples of ro'a cu'i Usage

artificial:

ni'o .ui ro'a cu'i mi cikre le mi skami

I'm just puttering here by myself, fixing my computer.

Proposed Definition of ro'a nai

ro'a nai (UI*4)
Emotion category/modifier: antisocial. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused away from the speaker's interaction with society, towards the speaker's isolation from society. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker.
    • Keywords: antisocial

Examples of ro'a nai Usage

artificial:

ni'o .ui nai ro'a nai mi mo'u zbasu le mi selkei no'u la .gandam.

I finished building my Gundam model. I feel so lonely.

Proposed Definition of ro'e

ro'e (UI4)
Emotion category/modifier: mental. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused towards the mental / intellectual / thoughtful / contemplative. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker. (cf. menli, pensi, xanri)
    • Keywords: mental

Examples of ro'e Usage

.i .oi ro'e mu'i ma pau nai lo nu tavla cusku zo galxe cu mutce nandu fi lo nu galxe bilma

Stupid brain! Why is saying "galxe" so very difficult with a sore throat?"

Proposed Definition of ro'e cu'i

ro'e cu'i (UI*4)
Emotion category/modifier: non-mental. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is not focused towards the mental / intellectual / thoughtful / contemplative. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker.
    • Keywords: non-mental

Examples of ro'e cu'i Usage

artificial:

.a'i ro'e cu'i mi snada


I did it, through much hard work, though it took but little thought.

Proposed Definition of ro'e nai

ro'e nai (UI*4)
Emotion category/modifier: mindless. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused away from the mental / intellectual / thoughtful / contemplative, and towards mindless action. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker.
    • Keywords: mindless

Examples of ro'e nai Usage

le'o ro'e nai catra ko


Die!

Proposed Definition of ro'i

ro'i (UI4)
Emotion category/modifier: emotional. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused towards the speaker's feelings / emotions. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker. (cf. cinmo)
    • Keywords: emotional

Examples of ro'i Usage

oi cai ro'i mi mutce caucni

I am so lonely I think I'm going to cry.

Proposed Definition of ro'i cu'i

ro'i cu'i (UI4)
Emotion category/modifier: non-emotional. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is not focused towards the speaker's feelings / emotions. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker.
    • Keywords: non-emotional

Examples of ro'i cu'i Usage

.i xu do kanro vau ro'i cu'i

How do you do.

Proposed Definition of ro'i nai

ro'i nai (UI4)
Emotion category/modifier: unemotional. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused away from the speaker's feelings / emotions. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker.
    • Keywords: unemotional, emotionless

Examples of ro'i nai Usage

.i mi na jinvi ro'i nai

"I don't care that I don't have an opinion."

Proposed Definition of ro'o

ro'o (UI4)
Emotion category/modifier: physical. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused towards the physical, which can include the speaker's own body, but also the physical surroundings. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker. (cf. dacti)
    • Keywords: physical

Examples of ro'o Usage

.oi nai ro'o le cidja cu kukte


Yum, this food is delicious!

Proposed Definition of ro'o cu'i

ro'o cu'i (UI*4)
Emotion category/modifier: non-physical. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is not focused towards the physical, which can include the speaker's own body, but also the physical surroundings. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker.
    • Keywords: non-physical

Examples of ro'o cu'i Usage

.ii ro'o cu'i le cidja cu mutce kukte .i ku'i lo nu ri kargu cu terpa mi


Gulp! The food is delicious, but I'm afraid of how expensive it's going to be.

Proposed Definition of ro'o nai

ro'o nai (UI*4)
Emotion category/modifier: XXXXXX. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused away from the physical, which can include the speaker's own body, but also the physical surroundings.
    • Keywords:

Examples of ro'o nai Usage

ro'o nai dai do ka'e sutra zenba .i ko lo du'u go'i cu jinvi po'o na gi'e ba'e djuno


You're faster than this. Don't just think you are, know you are.

Proposed Definition of ro'u

ro'u (UI4)
Emotion category/modifier: sexual. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused towards sexuality. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker. (cf. cinse)
    • Keywords: sexual

Examples of ro'u Usage

melbi ro'u


Damn, she's HOT!

Proposed Definition of ro'u cu'i

ro'u cu'i (UI*4)
Emotion category/modifier: asexual. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is not focused towards sexuality. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker.
    • Keywords: asexual

Examples of ro'u cu'i Usage

.iu ro'o cu'i


I love you, there's just no spark.

Proposed Definition of ro'u nai

ro'u nai (UI*4)
Emotion category/modifier: XXXXXX. Indicates that the preceding attitudinal is focused away from sexuality. Used without an attitudinal to indicate focus of the speaker.
    • Keywords:

Examles of ro'u nai Usage

.iu ro'o nai


I love you like a brother.

Proposed Definition of bu'o

bu'o (UI7)
Start emotion. Used to indicate that the state refered to by the preceding attitudinal is just begining.
    • Keywords: start emotion

Examples of bu'o Usage

.ui bu'o do tolcliva


I'm happy now that you've arrived.

Proposed Definition of bu'o cu'i

bu'o cu'i (UI*7)
Continuing emotion. Used to indicate that the state refered to by the preceding attitudinal is ongoing (i.e., not presently begining or ending).
    • Keywords: Continuing emotion

Examples of bu'o cu'i Usage

.ue bu'o cu'i do ji'a xu co'e doi brutus


Et tu, Brute

Proposed Definition of bu'o nai

bu'o nai (UI*7)
End emotion. Used to indicate that the state refered to by the preceding attitudinal is now ending.
    • Keywords: End emotion

Examples of bu'o nai Usage

.iu bu'onai .uinai


I don't love you any more; I'm sad.

Proposed Definition of fu'e

fu'e (FUhE)
Begin indicator scope. Normally, an attitudinal applies to the preceding word or construct. fu'e and fu'o together mark the begining and end (respectively) of an alternate scope that can have attitudinals applied to it. Such attitudinals appear after the fu'e or fu'o and apply to the entire text surrounded by them (which can cut across other structural bounds, or be smaller than other constructs). fu'e and fu'o constructs can be nested. A fu'e without a corresponding fu'o applies until the end of text (or utterence). A fu'o without a corresponding fu'e applies retroactively back to the beginning of text.
    • Keywords: Begin indicator scope

Examples of fu'e Usage

mi viska le fu'e .ia blanu zdani fu'o ponse


I see the owner of what I believe to be a blue house.

.i fu'e po'o lo za'i prami .e lo za'i gleki fu'o cu se cinmo lo se gugde be la

skatygug .i lo za'i xebni .e lo za'i .i'o zei nai zei cinmo zo'u to'e slabu .i

ba'e to'e slabu


There is only love and happiness in Scatland. Hatred and resentment? Well that's unheard of. It's unheard of.

Proposed Definition of fu'o

fu'o (FUhO)
End indicator scope. Normally, an attitudinal applies to the preceding word or construct. fu'e and fu'o together mark the begining and end (respectively) of an alternate scope that can have attitudinals applied to it. Such attitudinals appear after the fu'e or fu'o and apply to the entire text surrounded by them (which can cut across other structural bounds, or be smaller than other constructs). fu'e and fu'o constructs can be nested. A fu'e without a corresponding fu'o applies until the end of text (or utterence). A fu'o without a corresponding fu'e applies retroactively back to the beginning of text.
    • Keywords: End indicator scope

Examples of fu'o Usage

See examples under fu'e

Notes

I've tried to make re'e, ro'a, ro'e, ro'i, ro'o, and ro'u consistent with regard to how their negative and neutral forms work. In all cases, the cu'i form is almost like a na'e, that is, the emotion is said to apply to a different aspect. The nai form acts like to'e, being the opposite of the unnegated form. Some of them still need keywords, as the old keywords like "denying emotion" don't apply (there's no emotion to deny).

  • UI4 should be CAI. UI doesn't modify UI, CAI does. — donri

Impact

Negated UI4 may have shifted meanings slightly. The book doesn't really specify what they mean when applied to an attitudinal (instead of just used alone), so they haven't seen much use. Consequently, there isn't much old

usage to invalidate.

Added the ability to nest fu'e and fu'o, and semantics for what happens if they are unbalanced. Also added the ability to attach an attitudinal to fu'o (which isn't mentioned in the book). None of these should alter previous usage, only add new possible uses.

Poll

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