# Esther

NB. 1) This document is formatted parallel to the way a Hebrew Megilla scroll is (with the exception of added numerals for ease in seeing the chapter breaks). 2) After the first few sentences, every attempt was made to keep the original Hebrew word order, rather than massaging into more lobykai word orders. One notable exception was for ko'a broda gi'e brode constructions, which in Hebrew would be VSVV order) 3) The language of the Book of Esther is very archaic and flowery as it is imitative of the style of Royal books of the period. As a result, some of the sentence structures can get VERY hairy in lojban. Hope you will slog through it. 4) This translation was made from the Hebrew, with the help of 5 different English translations, Rashi's commentary, and 3 Hebrew/English dictionaries. 5) The following five pro-sumti will not change throughout the narrative:

.abu : .axacyveROC.

.ebu : .esTER.

my. : mordeXAIS.

vy. : vacTIC.

xy. : xaMAN. (from chapter 3 onwards)

ny. and by. will change dynamically according to context (last appropriate sumti).

Enjoy.

nanmu                          .e lu'o
la parcandatan.                .e
la dalFON.                     .e
la .aspatat.                   .e
la poratat.                    .e