7.11. Abstraction focus pro-sumti: ce'u

The following cmavo are discussed in this section:



abstraction focus

The cmavo ce'u is used within abstraction bridi, particularly property abstractions introduced by the cmavo ka. Abstractions, including the uses of ce'u, are discussed in full in Chapter 11.

In brief: Every property abstraction specifies a property of one of the sumti in it; that sumti place is filled by using ce'u. This convention enables us to distinguish clearly between:

Example 7.71. 

le ka ce'u gleki
the property-of (X being-happy)

the property of being happy



Example 7.72. 

le ka gleki ce'u
the property-of (being-happy-about X)

the property of being that which someone is happy about