zendo In Lojban

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Zendo is an inductive reasoning/guessing game similar to Eleusis, Mao and Mastermind.

Zendo is played with stackable plastic pyramids; see The Zendo Rules for more information.

This is not (yet) an attempt to translate the rules, but merely to translate the more commonly used terms in the game so it can be played fairly easily by people speaking Lojban.

Emphasis is on correctness rather than emulating the pseudo-buddhistic poetics of the original.

All unusual words should be in jbovlaste; bug me if they're not.

Feel free to replace words with links to their jbovlaste pages.

Terminology

A fair bit of this was pulled from The Zendo Terminology Page.

koan
le/lo mupli
master, the form of address
la/doi ctuca
master, the request
doi ctuca ko pajni tu'a le mi mupli
mondo
doi ctuca ko pajni lo nu jivna (more formally: lo nu mi jivna lo drata tadni)
guessing stone
pa rupnu (be fi la ctuca)
rule (as in the rule the master has in mind)
le javni
A koan has the buddha nature if it contains ...
da poi mupli cu mapti le javni gi'o gunma ...
A pyramid
mumbli, sort of. In fact, a Zendo pyramid is something like "bliku lo slasi vo plita kubli be li re bei li ci be'o .e

pa kevna kubli be li re bei li vo"

A pyramid, easy version
lo/le bliku  :-)
contains
gunma
contains only
mulgunma
flat
vreta
upright
sanli
wierd
no'e sanli
small
cmalu
medium
no'e barda/no'e cmalu
large
barda
size
nilbra
the piece has a pip count of X
le bliku se barna cu kanli li X
grounded
se sarji le loldi/le jubme
ungrounded
na se sarji le loldi/se sarji lo drata bliku
pointing towards another piece
farsni lo drata bliku
pointing in the same direction as another piece
farsni fo lo panra be lo drata bliku
pointing in the opposite direction as another piece
farsni fo lo dukti panra be lo drata bliku
touching
lamji
tower, stack
derxi
higher than piece X
galtu fi X
lower than pice X
dizlo fi X
highest piece
le galtu traji bliku
lowest piece
le dizlo traji bliku
majority
xabmau
plurality
datmau

Rule Examples

No implication that rules below are good is intended.

Note that you want "joi" after "gunma" or "mulgunma", not ".e"; the latter means that the koan is partially/entirely composed of each of the things listed seperately.

Much of this is based on Zendo Rules For Beginners.

Contains only red pieces
mulgunma lo xunre bliku
Contains at least one red piece
gunma su'o xunre bliku
Contains exactly one red piece
gunma pa xunre bliku
Contains at least one stack
gunma su'o derxi
Equivalently, contains at least one piece which is on top of another piece
gunma su'o bliku poi cpana su'o bliku
Equivalently, contains at least one piece which is beneath another piece
gunma su'o bliku poi se cpana su'o bliku
Contains exactly one stack with at least one red piece in it
gunma pa derxi poi gunma su'o xunre bliku
Contains only pieces of one colour
mulgunma lo bliku poi simxu mintu lo ka skari
Contains only pieces of one colour, another way
mulgunma lo bliku poi se skari pa da
Contains only red or blue pieces, can be empty
mulgunma su'o no xunre bliku joi su'o no blanu bliku
Contains only red or blue pieces, cannot be empty
mulgunma su'o pa bliku poi se skari lo xunre .a lo blanu
Contains only red or blue pieces, another way
gunma no bliku poi na se skari lo xunre .a lo blanu
Contains only two colours of pieces
mulgunma re se skari be lo bliku
Contains only two colours of pieces, another way
mulgunma lo bliku poi se skari re da
Contains only one size of piece
mulgunma lo bliku poi nilbra pa da
Contains only flat pieces
mulgunma lo vreta bliku
Contains at least one small piece
gunma su'o cmalu bliku
Contains at least on of each of the four colours
gunma su'o bliku poi gunma vo skari