everyday Lojban B01, Dubious Places

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I'm on a mission in another city|mi ca jdali'u le drata tcadu| "Mission" is polysemous. Is it a religious mission, a diplomatic mission, or what? Another city than what? Apparently than the one your wife is in, but is she also on a mission?| mi ca tibli'u le drata tcadu ; drata x2 is not necessary here because it is not explicitly said in the English sentence. | go'i

B: Short hair is very exciting.|lo tordu kerfa cu mutce loka se nelci|I'm not sure how to render 'exciting'. Wasn't there a word for sexual attraction?|Should be 'is superlative in the property of sexual attractiveness' (lo tordu kerfa cu traji loni trina : I suggest trina traji for 'exciting' as extreme attractiveness; sexuality is not explicitly said in the English sentence.) | go'i

B: Didn't you see it before?|.i xu do na pu'o viska|The translation seems to be incorrect. "pu'o" makes the lojban sentence strange.|"pu" or "puku" instead of "pu'o".| go'i

First Jack, then Judith in March, now Kate...|.i la djek. pamoiroi go'i .i babo la djudyt. ca lo cibma'i .i caku la keit|"pamoiroi" doesn't seems to be the right word.|"pamoi" instead of"pamoiroi".| go'i

B: I? No!|xu mi .i na djuno|In this situation the speaker must not be really asking about the truth, but must just be confused.|mi ki'a .i na djuno| go'i

B: No! Why do you think I know?|.ienai na go'i .i do pensi lonu go'e kei mu'i ma|The explanation reads: "Double negation. With the second {na} we restore the original affirmation by negating it twice." The explanation does't seem right. It is not double negation. It is single negation.|Remove the explanation.| go'i

A: You do. | jo'a do djuno | zo jo'a tcita le se cusku le du'u la'e ri je'a drani .i ku'i .abu cusku le du'u le se cusku be by cu na'e drani | na'i do ja'a djuno | go'i