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tanru

tanru

English

Noun

tanru (plural tanru)

  1. (Lojban grammar) A compound brivla; that is, a sequence of two or more brivla with possible intervention/incrustation of cmavo to modify the way in which the brivla associate. (Left on their own, the brivla behave in a left-associative manner, where each brivla is modified by the brivla or sub-tanru to its left, before going on to modify the brivla to its right.[1]) The component brivla maintain their separateness (i.e., they are separated by spaces), making tanru different from lujvo.

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References

  1. Lojban Reference Grammar, Chapter 5, §3

Lojban

Etymology

In Lojbanized spelling.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtan.ru/

Gismu

tanru (rafsi tau)

  1. (grammar, selbri) x1 is a binary metaphor (possibly containing cmavo (particles)) formed with x2 modifying x3, giving meaning x4 in language x5
  2. (grammar, sumti) phrase compound

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