Sunday, March 30, 2008

ki'e - thanks

The words of this week:

* dansu 'dance'
* zgike 'music'
* skina 'cinema'
* salci 'celebrate'
* ckiku 'key'

Thanks for reading this blog. I decided to tag last weeks words with jikca. I hope you agree that this is a good tag. Just to remember you:

The words of the week before summed up:

* danlu 'animal'
* spati 'plant'
* tcima 'weather'
* barja 'bar'
* klaji 'street'

The words of the week before the week before were:

* grute 'fruit'
* stagi 'vegetable'
* citka 'eat'
* jukpa 'cook'
* rectu 'meat'

Topic suggestions for next week are welcome. How about sports, math or indoor-environment?

Friday, March 28, 2008

ckiku - 'key'



x1 is a key fitting/releasing/opening/unlocking lock x2, and having relevant properties x3

* [also x2 fastener, mechanism; code key (= termifckiku, kiktermifra)
* x3 is dependent on the type of key, but are those form properties of the key that enable it to serve the function of opening the lock - in the case of a metal key to a padlock, for example, this would be the shaft and teeth]

(cf. stela)

Just in case you wonder how this word relates to all the other words of this week: Assume there is music, you are on a dancefloor and you are given a key for a car which holds yours and your friends' jackets. If you keep dancing, DO NOT LOSE that key in case you want (a) get your jackets for the way home because it is snowing outside (b) want to use that car again in case it is the only key (c) insert your own reason here (d) a new key is expensive.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

salci - 'celebrate'



x1 celebrates/recognizes/honors x2 (event/abstract) with activity/[party] x3

* [x3 (and nunsla) festival/fiesta/celebration/occasion/fair/[holiday (some senses)]
* not limited to the ameliorative interpretation of 'celebrate': funeral (= mrobixsla)]

(cf. sinma, jbena)

This is the the real word of the day, skina actually is the word-of-yesterday. My inner clock somehow tricked me :) I hope you don't mind, otherwise tell me please.

skina - 'cinema'



x1 is a cinema/movie/film about x2 [plot/theme/subject/activity], filmmaker x3, for audience x4

* also motion picture; x2 may be a convention rather than a subject; cartoon/animation (= selxraci'a skina)
* television/tv show (= tivyskina, regardless of length, factual content, etc.)]; (cf. tivni, vidni, pixra, finti)

As I noticed, my time lags behind one day, so I will post another word today later.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

zgike - 'music'

zgi, gi'e


x1 is music performed/produced by x2 (event)

* x2 event may be person playing instrument, singing, musical source operating/vibrating, etc.
* instrument (= zgica'a)
* play an instrument (= zgica'apli, zgiterca'a, selzgigau, selzgizu'e)
* song (= sagzgi, selsa'a); voice, as used musically (= zgivo'a); composed music (= finzgi)]

(cf. damri, dansu, flani, janbe, jgita, pipno, rilti, tabra, tonga, xagri, siclu)

A rather longish post today, but related to yesterdays post. What words for instruments do you know?

Monday, March 24, 2008

dansu - 'dance'



x1 (individual, mass) dances to accompaniment/music/rhythm x2

(cf. bende, zgike, zajba)

I will consider the suggestion topic "Things you can lose in your pocket" in a later post this week. ;) I have no good idea how to describe this week's topic, so I will add tags later.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

ki'e - thanks

The words of this week summed up:

* danlu 'animal'
* spati 'plant'
* tcima 'weather'
* barja 'bar'
* klaji 'street'

The words of the week before were:

* grute 'fruit'
* stagi 'vegetable'
* citka 'eat'
* jukpa 'cook'
* rectu 'meat'

I hope you liked this week's words. I apologize for the delays on thursday and friday again.

Topic suggestions for next week are welcome.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

klaji - 'street'



x1 is a street/avenue/lane/drive/cul-de-sac/way/alley/[road] at x2 accessing x3

[also corridor; not typically a route between points, but offers access to sites along it];

(cf. naxle, panka, pluta, dargu)

I'm sorry for posting too late again. I've a lot of spare time at the moment and this ruins my daily routine completly. Today's word is klaji.

Friday, March 21, 2008

barja - 'bar'



x1 is a tavern/bar/pub serving x2 to audience/patrons x3

(cf. gusta, birje, jikru, sanmi, vanju, xotli, ckafi, se pinxe)

I defined the environment to be everything found outside your house. Today the word is barja - the reason why this post is about 6 hours late.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

tcima - 'weather'

tim, ti'a


x1 is weather at place/region x2; (adjective:) x1 is meteorological

[climate (= citsyti'a, timymo'a)]
(cf. brife, bumru, carvi, dilnu, bratu)

The weather here is quite rainy with some snowfall from time to time. I do not like it at the moment.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

spati - 'plant'



1 is a plant/herb/greenery of species/strain/cultivar x2

[also (adjective:) x1 is vegetable/vegetal/vegetative]
(cf. genja, grute, gurni, latna, rozgu, stagi, tricu, tsiju, tujli, xruba, xrula, pezli, srasu)

Who as indoor plants? I've a small, nice palm tree. How would you call it in lojban? Thanks to florolf for suggestion spati.

Monday, March 17, 2008

danlu - 'animal'

dal, da'u


x1 is an animal/creature of species x2
x1 is biologically animate

(cf. banfi, cinki, cipni, finpe, jukni, respa, since, mabru, bakni)

I guess tagging your pets or even random animals on the street does not make much sense, but I would be cool if you post words for animals.

Inspired by durkas suggestions "animals" I decided to make this weeks topic vanbi (environment).
Vanbi is very general, so I restrict it to the environment you have when you step outside your house or even leave the city.

There are some good news: durka made a rememberize set of last weeks' words, available at
My files can be found here: I will upload a file with only the words from last week this evening.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

ki'e - thanks

As I promised, no new words on weekends. But I want to thank you for your participation, several people posted photos of tagged things :)

The words of this week are:

* grute 'fruit'
* stagi 'vegetable'
* citka 'eat'
* jukpa 'cook'
* rectu 'meat'

I was thinking about creating some flash card program files from the words every week. I've already created some from the wiki book words on Food and Beverages for my personal use and could also upload them. Question: what flash card programs do you use? I like Anki and Pauker. Pauker files can be imported in Minipauker, a program that runs on mobile phones capable of running java midlets (which btw every newer mobile phone is).

If you have suggestion for next weeks' topic, feel free to comment.

Friday, March 14, 2008

rectu - 'meat'

rec, re'u


x1 is a quantity of/contains meat/flesh from source/animal x2

(cf. sluji.)

The last new word for this week is something many people like: rectu. I hope you liked the words this week. If you have suggestions for the next topic, please comment this entry. I will post a short summary and maybe some flashcard files of words related to cidja tomorrow.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

jukpa - 'cook'



x1 cooks/prepares food-for-eating x2 by recipe/method x3 (process)

Notes: Cook with heat (= glajukpa, glaterjukpa), bake (=
tokyjukpa); fry (= rasyjukpa).

(cf. cupra, bredi)

Before starting to eat, some kinds of food need to be prepared! By the way, we could start a recipe collection of lojban recipes ;-) Unfortunately, the only recipe I can start with is: 'Take the pizza from your freezer, put it in the oven and rescue it before it is completly black. Black smoke indicates failure.'

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

citka - 'eat'



x1 eats/ingests/consumes (transitive verb) x2

(cf. cidja, pinxe, tunlo, xagji, xaksu, batci, gusta, kabri)

I just noticed that I did not know what you do with all the food...know you all do know!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

stagi - 'vegetable'



x1 is the edible x2 portion of plant x3; x1 is a vegetable

Note that fruits and nuts are also vegetables; generally this word will be used for either the general category of edible plants, or for non-fruit vegetables (= nalrutstagi).

(cf. grute, kobli, narge, sluni, spati, sunga, tamca)

Let's continue with stagi what started yesterday, even though most people like fruits more than vegetables. Again, photographs of tagged vegetables from your fridge and words for different types of vegetables are welcome.

"Foods and Beverages" lists some types of vegetables.

Monday, March 10, 2008

grute - 'fruit'



x1 is a fruit [body-part] of species x2

(cf. badna, dembi, figre, guzme, narge, perli, pilka, plise, spati, stagi, tamca, tsiju, tarbi, panzi, rorci, te pruce, jbari, nimre)

I decided that the main topic of this week will be "cidja" (= food). If you have a look at the old word frequency lists you'll see that most of the food-related words have a low frequency count. Even though several people knew quite a lot words I think this is a good start. Anyone eager to have a full dose of new words can have a look at "Foods and Beverages".

A good way of remembering words for things you have in your house is tagging. Simply label things in your house with small pieces of paper. la timos has already started, I think he will post some pictures in a comment later on.

For those of you who want some interaction on this blog, I call on you to post either photos of your tagged food or to comment this post with types of "grute" you can remember without looking it up! This might exceed the idea of "one word a day", but it might make this project interesting for people who have a more advanced knowledge of lojbanic vocabulary or already know the word of the day.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

It is about to start!


starting tomorrow, Monday the 10.03.2008, la timos or me will post one word every day, possibly including examples. On weekends we will post small summaries instead of new words.

This blog is intended to be read via the RSS-feed, so the words come to your favorite news/blog reading place.

I'd appreciate feedback and topic suggestions, feel free to comment my posts.