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Lojban/Introduction to Lojban grammar

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The most basic Lojban bridi (sentences) consist of sumti (nouns or noun phrases) and selbri (verbs).

mi viska do (I see you)

By default, the first word is the actor (x1), the second word is the action, and the third word is the demonstrative. Noun phrases other than pronouns are preceded by an article.

le gerku cu viska le mlatu (the dog (does) see the cat)

Without the article, words put next to each other combine into a compound word, the left working as an adjective on the right.

xajmi prenu (funny person)