Loglan/Putting Things Together - Forming Sentences

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You build a proper sentence in Loglan around a predicate word. You then fill what blanks you need and then add any additional information using little words.

Simple sentences[edit]

(vizka = x sees y against background z)

  • mi vizka tu - I see you (main predicate = vizka)
  • tu vizka mi - You see me (main predicate = vizka)
  • mi ridle ba le bukcu - I read something from a book (main predicate = ridle with arguments = ba and le bukcu)


More complex sentences[edit]

  • mi nu vizka tu - I am seen by you (you see me) (main predicate = vizka and using the place converter nu to swap arguments)
  • mi vizka tu, ui - I see you (which I am happy about) (main predicate = vizka and using the emotional indicator ui)

(soisni = x is sleepier than y) (cioru = many / too much) (muspli = x exercises muscles y)

  • la maris soisni rau lepo da cioru muspli - Mary feels sleepy because she has exercised too much (main predicate = soisni with rau to give a physical cause)

(tcatro = x drives vehicle y from z to a via b) (livhao = x is the home of y) (turka = x work on y for purpose z) (sitfa = x is the place of b in reference frame z)

  • le mrenu gu tcatro le tcaro le livhao le turka sitfa pa - the man drove the car from home to the work place (main predicate = tcatro and using the little word pa to put the event in the past)
  • le mrenu gu tcatro le tcaro le livhao le turka sitfa fa - the man will drive the car from home to the work place (main predicate = tcatro and using the little word fa to put the event in the future)