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Re: On the tense system
And further asks:
I note that I recently used "cacaho" to refer to an event located at
a stretch of time that includes the present, rather than to locate
one event with respect to another. What I was after was a "present
+ imperfective" form, though I can find nothing glossed "imperfective"
in the most recent cmavo list. Actually my preference for how to
express this would be for "leinu broda" to be an argument of "ca".
Any suggestions about how do this?
You tell me what 'imperfective' means and I'll tell you how to say
(Imperfective is often used to cover any or all of incomplete,
repetitive and habitual)
Seriously though, I use ca ca'o to mean 'is now in the temporal
interior of the extended event ...', which I suspect is what
you are after.
I think 'lei nu broda' is possible, but I anyway would probably
be misled by the 'lei' into thinking your are intending to massify
a number of probably disjoint events.
>mihelahocte. And cte.
This is still invalid, again because 'cte' is not a lojban word.
co'o mi'e kolin