tcuskuue fu'ivla

x1 (lu; quote) is said/expressed by x2, followed by expression x3 (lu; quote), via expressive medium x4.

x1 and x3 form a continuous quotation with no gap, namely x1 + x (where '+' denotes concatenation). This is useful for dialogue/monologue in books; for example: ""Hi", said Bill, "how are you?"" translates to "lu coi li'u tcuskuue la .bil. lu pei li'u". Notice that x2 can come before or after the selbri (in the bridi-head or bridi-tail, resp.), corresponding to "x2 said" or "said x2" resp. It is typical to have x3 complete the thought of x1; in verbal form, there may be a natural or temporal break between x1 and x3. No audience is necessary. Modify this selbri via seltau in order to change how the expression is presented (examples: exclamation, question, imploration, dubious assertion, etc.). See: "cusku", ".alcu".


In notes:

alcu
x1 expresses/says x2 (sedu'u/text), then x3 says x4, then x5 says x6...
skunavi
x1 says x3, then x2 says x4, then x1 says x5, then x2 says x6, ...