Talk:slinku'i

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Is it certain that CV cmavo are the only prefixes which can cause slinku'i failure?

  • John Cowan
    Nothing of this kind is certain until a full morphology algorithm is implemented and exhaustively debugged. Any takers?
  • mark:
    It just occurred to me. Wouldn't paslinku'i be invalid on the grounds of failing the tosmabru test? In which case, wouldn't slinku'i thus be okay?
    • rab.spir:
      That would be taking the Loglan approach (if the first consonant cluster of the lujvo is a permissible initial consonant cluster, they stick in a y). However, extending tosmabru to include fu'ivla makes a very large number of lujvo fail the tosmabru test, and this adds an arbitrary rule you need to memorize in order to make lujvo, especially since exactly which word forms can be fu'ivla is not entirely certain. In Lojban, if there's a conflict between a fu'ivla form and anything else, the fu'ivla loses.