lonu LE* cmavo-compound

event descriptor: contraction of {lo nu} and identical in meaning.

Added because beginners often search for lonu without realizing that it is the same as lo nu and getting confused.

On grammatical class:

non-veridical descriptor: the one(s) described as ...
non-veridical descriptor: the stereotype of those described as ...
non-veridical descriptor: the set of those described as ..., treated as a set.
non-veridical descriptor: the mass of individual(s) described as ...
descriptor: the one, which (is / does) ... / those, which (are / do) ...
veridical descriptor: the typical one(s) who really is(are) ...
veridical descriptor: the set of those that really are ..., treated as a set.
veridical descriptor: the mass of individual(s) that is(are) ...
dau'u (exp!)
variable identifier article: refer to the referents of the variable having the following predicate as its name; such a variable may be implicitly bound by {PA broda} or {LE broda} phrases; if no such variable has been previously bound, the referents are left to the context to determine; the referents are not claimed to actually satisfy the predicate after which the variable is named.
ji'ai (exp!)
job descriptor: the one which does …
kai'i (exp!)
Property relativizing determiner / unary quantifier constructor. {kai'i} introduces a predicate whose first argument slot becomes filled by the property made by taking the bridi in which this {kai'i} appears and putting {ce'u} into the argument slot in which this {kai'i} argument was located. Put formally, "kai'i brodi cu brodu" = "lo ka ce'u brodu cu brodi". Additionally, a {kai'i} term has a rightward logical scope, like quantifiers and adverbials.
le'ei (exp!)
article: "the thing(s) I have in mind and which I believe appear(s) to you to be…"
lei'e (exp!)
anaphoric mass gadri: start a description of a mass/group/constituency mentioned earlier in the text/conversation, viewed as a whole
lei'i (exp!)
demonstrative mass gadri; start a definite description that refers to a mass/group/constituency in the shared frame-of-reference, viewed as a whole
lo'au (exp!)
presuppositional definite article: the …; the thing(s) which …
loi'a (exp!)
generic essentialistic article: «loi'a broda cu brode» = a broda typically is/does brode; being/doing brode is a typical trait of broda-hood.
loi'e (exp!)
generalized mass gadri; start a description of a generalization of some mass/group/constituency viewed as a whole
loi'i (exp!)
essentialist mass gadri; start a description of an essential characterization of some mass/group/constituency viewed as a whole
lo'o'o (exp!)
plural logic maximum-scope descriptor: those who individually or collectively are ...
ly'ei (exp!)
exophoric article: the … I have in mind (identity not necessarily ascertainable from the context).
me'ei (exp!)
Article for abstract predicate sumti. Turns a selbri into an abstraction with all open places filled by {ce'u}.
moi'oi (exp!)
interrogative mass gadri: "which group of..."; viewed and counted as a group
mo'oi (exp!)
interrogative gadri: "which"
nei'i (exp!)
strict essentialistic article: «nei'i broda cu brode» = being a broda necessarily entails being/doing brode.
ri'oi (exp!)
the latest aforementioned...; refers back to the most recently mentioned thing(s) that satisfies the x1 of the following predicate
ti'oi (exp!)
demonstrative article: the … which I'm currently pointing to or am otherwise attracting your attention to.
xai'i (exp!)
Property article: converts the following predicate into an property sumti (whose open slot is the x1 of the predicate).
zo'ai (exp!)
quotes a selbri.
zy'oi (exp!)
exophoric article: some certain thing(s) which… (identity ascertainable from the context).
la dontu'u (comp!)
ledo (comp!)
possessive/associative descriptor: the one(s) described as, of yours.
le jaica (comp!)
description: marks description extracting the time tense place of the description bridi.
le jaigau (comp!)
description: marks description extracting the agentive place of the description selbri.
le jaivi (comp!)
description: marks description extracting the location place of the description bridi.
leko'a (comp!)
possessive/associative descriptor: the one(s) described as, of it-1's.
lemi (comp!)
possessive/associative descriptor: the one(s) described as, of mine.
lenu (comp!)
specific event descriptor: contraction of {le nu} and identical in meaning.
leta (comp!)
possessive/associative descriptor: nearby demonstrative possessive; cannot use for 'THAT ...'.
leti (comp!)
possessive/associative descriptor: immediate demonstrative possessive; cannot use for 'THIS ...'.
letu (comp!)
possessive/associative descriptor: distant demonstrative possessive.
leva (comp!)
located descriptor: descriptive that-there (non-demonstrative).
levi (comp!)
located descriptor: descriptive this-here (non-demonstrative).
levu (comp!)
located descriptor: descriptive that-yonder (non-demonstrative).
lonu (comp!)
event descriptor: contraction of {lo nu} and identical in meaning.

In definition:

extracts a concrete sumti from an unspecified abstraction; equivalent to le nu/su'u [sumti] co'e.
non-veridical restrictive clause used to form complicated le-like descriptions using "ke'a".
takes NU or LE NU, turns into sumtcita: clarifies the semantic NU-type of the current bridi.
le'au (exp!)
Start property which sets the meaning of {le} in the surrounding text.
x1 is the selma'o "LE".
Earthsea universe in Ursula K. Le Guin's novels

In notes:

x1 is a/the bone/ivory [body-part], performing function x2 in body of x3; [metaphor: calcium].
x1 is an article/descriptor labelling description x2 (text) in language x3 with semantics x4.
m1=f1=b1 grumbles with sound b2 at f2 because of f3 (action/state/property).
x1=s1=j1 is a soft-boiled egg of/from organism x2=s2.
g1=m2 performs oral sex on g2.
x1=s1=j1 is a coddled/mollet egg of/from organism x2=s2.
x1=s1=j1 is a hard-boiled egg of/from organism x2=s2.
x1 is medicine used to treat illness/disease x2 ({bilma}/ka/state) via mechanism of action x3 (event) at dosage x4 (ka))
x1 is recursively related to x2 by applying x3 (number) levels-of-recursion of the predicate-relation x4 (ka with two ce'u)
x1 reflects jbobau language/culture/nationality/community in aspect x2
x1 is a x2y, a x2boo, a x2ums (diminutive)
afterthought abstraction wrapper
lai'e (exp!)
Named reference. It converts a sumti into another sumti. The converted sumti points to the referent the name of which is the referent of the unconverted sumti.
oi'i (exp!)
sentence link/continuation; continuing sentences on same topic with the observative sumti filled with {la'e} {di'u}
ru'oi (exp!)
quantifier: "all" (as opposed to "every")
x1 is an eigenvalue (or zero) of linear transformation/square matrix x2, associated with/'owning' all vectors in generalized eigenspace x3 (implies neither nondegeneracy nor degeneracy; default includes the zero vector) with 'eigenspace-generalization' power/exponent x4 (typically and probably by cultural default will be 1), with algebraic multiplicity (of eigenvalue) x5
x1 (usually Lojban word) is the BAI cmavo corresponding to root word/gismu x2.
x1 is an object described as x2, x3, ... (termset representing serializable tree structure compatible with JSON format of attribute-value pairs).
x1 (digit string/byte, storage system, convention) has endianness x2 ("ce'o" sequence of numbers (li); description (ka?)); x1 is x2-endian.
x1 is a place erased from the place structure of the parent predicate according to the rules x2 (property of all the places of the parent predicate including the one filled with x1)
x1 is/are the thing(s) described/named with property x2 by the speaker, who thinks this is contextually enough information for the listener to understand what are x1's referent(s)
xa zei sumtika
x1 is a part of Lojban text representing rule 'sumti-6' according to the first edition of the book 'The Complete Lojban Language'.
k1 is a quark with flavor k2.