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Re: TECH: query re. selcmavo NU
la .and. cusku di'e
> If I say:
> lenu mi prenu
> I am referring to the event of my being a person, and if I say
> leka mi prenu
> I am referring to my personhood. So, if I say
> mi prenu
> this is presumably ambiguous as to whether I am referring to
> the event of my being a person or to my personhood.
Actually, "mi prenu" does not >refer< to anything except you yourself.
It >asserts< or >claims< that you are a person, but in no way >refers<
to any person-event or person-quality.
> So, can I say, in order to disambiguate, something like:
> mi nu prenu "there exists the event of my being a person"
This means "I am an event of (someone's) being a person."
> mi ka prenu "there exists my personhood"
And this means "I am a quality of (someone's) being a person."
Presumably both these statements are false, since you are neither an event
nor a quality.
To express what you want, say:
da nu/ka mi prenu
There-exists-X-such-that-X is-an-event/quality-of (me being-a-person)