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Formula for causal BAI

let M_TAG be a BAI or equivalent fi'o-clause of these {bai}, {gau}, {ni'i}, {ri'a}, {ki'u}, {mu'i}, {seja'e}, and M_SELB be the equivalent selbri, then .i broda M_TAG ko'a indirectly claims .i ko'a M_SELB lo su'u broda


ce'oi = sumti list argument separator

ce'oi (class) = A

ce'oi is used to actually fill bridi3, where du'u1 is for bridi1 and me'ei/si'o/ka is for bridi2. Let's describe the following proposition using bridi as a main selbri: {zo coi ce'o zo do'u se cusku lo pendo be mi lo patfu be mi} -> {.i lo du'u zo coi ce'o zo do'u se cusku lo pendo be mi lo patfu be mi cu bridi me'ei se cusku zo coi ce'o zo do'u ce'oi lo pendo be mi ku ce'oi lo patfu be mi}


ce'ai = end lambda/relative clause prenex.

ce'ai (class) = ZOhU

ce'ai is used especially in ka-abstractions to prevent Subscripting Madness. Let all the sumti behind a ce'ai be implicitly {ce'u goi X}, then .i lo ka ce'u tavla do kei lo ka ko'a ko'e ce'ai ko'a gasnu lo nu

ko'e zgike tebe'i do cu mleca lo ka ko'a ce'ai do se zdile lo ka ce'u lifri lo nu mi me'au ko'a

ce'ai can also be used for relative clauses. Let all the sumti behind a ce'ai, in a relative clause, implicitly be {ke'a goi X}, such that .i mi noi ko'a ce'ai do se pluka lo nu lo do patfu noi ke'a pu jungau ko'a lo du'u ko'a melbi cu djica lo nu pinxe lo djacu cu pendo lo do bruna "I, whom was told by your father who wants to drink some water that I be beautiful, is a friend of your brother."

As a non experimental version of ce'ai, it remains possible to use goi+zo'u such that {.i ko'a ckaji lo ka ce'u goi ko'e zo'u ko'e broda} and {broda ko'a noi ke'a goi ko'e zo'u ko'e brode} are fine.


jo'oi = vague sumti joiner; used in combination with for multiple relative sumti clauses.

jo'oi (class) = JOhOI (possibly CEhE, possibly JOI, but that causes some breakage, possibly A but that's ugly)

jo'oi is used to vaguely join sumti in order to form >1-sumti relative clauses, a novel concept. The sumti joined by jo'oi do not fill a single sumti place of their containing bridi. In that aspect, they resemble ce'e a lot. Without an attached relative clause by means of vu'o, sumti joined by jo'oi might as well not be joined at all, such that {mi jo'oi do nelci} == {mi ce'e do nelci} == {mi do nelci}.

As we all know, vu'o is used on the "sumti" produced by means of a connective in order to relativise the entire joint construct, such that {.i mi .e do vu'o noi ke'a se pluka lo nu ke'a citka lo plise cu broda} have the correct meaning. Using jo'oi instead of a regular connective allows us to relativise two distinct sumti into one single relative clause. The use of ce'ai in that relative clause is greatly recommended, due to the ambiguity (-ies?) resulting from the use of simple ke'a. For instance, {mi jo'oi do vu'o noi ko'a ko'e ce'ai ko'a pamjai ko'e cu patfu} "I, who hug you, am your father." Without jo'oi+vu'o, it becomes necessary to repeat one of the sumti, which can be unreasonable if that sumti is fairly large: {lo ka ce'u se fanza lo ka ce'u jai bandu lo verba kei goi ko'a kei jo'oi lo ka ce'u se nandu ko'a kei vu'o noi ko'e ko'i ce'ai mi troci lo se me'au ko'e be mi ja'e lo nu mi me'au ko'e gi'e me'au ko'i cu dunli lo ni mi me'au ce'u}. (That actually parses (if you replace the experimentals). Kudos to anyone who can actually interpret that; seriously.)