14.19. Abstractor connection and connection within abstractions

Last and (as a matter of fact) least: a logical connective is allowed between abstraction markers of selma'o NU. As usual, the connection can be expanded to a bridi connection between two bridi which differ only in abstraction marker. Jeks are the appropriate connective. Example 14.170 and Example 14.171 are equivalent in meaning:

Example 14.170. 

lekala.frank.cuciskacuxlali
Thequality-ofthat-namedFrankwritingis-bad,
.ijelenila.frank.cuciskacuxlali
andthequantity-ofthat-namedFrankwritingis-bad.

Example 14.171. 

lekajenila.frank.cuciskacuxlali
Thequalityandquantityofthat-namedFrankwritingis-bad.

As with tenses and modals, there is no forethought and no way to override the left-grouping rule.

Logical connectives and abstraction are related in another way as well, though. Since an abstraction contains a bridi, the bridi may have a logical connection inside it. Is it legitimate to split the outer bridi into two, joined by the logical connection? Absolutely not. For example:

Example 14.172. 

mijinviledu'uloijmive
Iopinethefact-thata-mass-ofliving-things
cuzvatigi'onainazvativaula.iupiter.
(is-ator-elseis-notat)that-namedJupiter.

I believe there either is or isn't life on Jupiter.


is true, since the embedded sentence is a tautology, but:

Example 14.173. 

mijinviledu'uloijmivecuzvatila.iupiter.
Iopinethefact-thata-mass-ofliving-thingsis-atthat-namedJupiter
.ijonaimijinviledu'uloijmive
or-elseIopinethefact-thata-mass-ofliving-things
nazvatila.iupiter.
isn't-atthat-namedJupiter

is false, since I have no evidence one way or the other (jinvi requires some sort of evidence, real or fancied, unlike krici).