7.11. Abstraction focus sumka'i: ce'u

The following cmavo are discussed in this section:

ce'u

KOhA

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 7.

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. 

lekace'ugleki
theproperty-of(Xbeing-happy)

the property of being happy

happiness


and

Example 7.72. 

lekaglekice'u
theproperty-of(being-happy-aboutX)

the property of being that which someone is happy about