5.16.  Pretty little girls' school: forty ways to say it

The following examples show every possible grouping arrangement of melbi cmalu nixli ckule using bo or keke'e for grouping and je or jebo for logical connection. Most of these are definitely not plausible interpretations of the English phrase pretty little girls' school, especially those which describe something which is both a girl and a school.

Examples Example 5.26, Example 5.27, Example 5.28, Example 5.29, and Example 5.36 are repeated here as Examples Example 5.132, Example 5.140, Example 5.148, Example 5.156, and Example 5.164 respectively. The seven examples following each of these share the same grouping pattern, but differ in the presence or absence of je at each possible site. Some of the examples have more than one Lojban version. In that case, they differ only in grouping mechanism, and are always equivalent in meaning.

The logical connective je is associative: that is, A and (B and C) is the same as (A and B) and C. Therefore, some of the examples have the same meaning as others. In particular, Example 5.139, Example 5.147, Example 5.155, Example 5.163, and Example 5.171 all have the same meaning because all four brivla are logically connected and the grouping is simply irrelevant. Other equivalent forms are noted in the examples themselves. However, if je were replaced by naja or jo or most of the other logical connectives, the meanings would become distinct.

It must be emphasized that, because of the ambiguity of all tanru, the English translations are by no means definitive – they represent only one possible interpretation of the corresponding Lojban sentence.

Example 5.132. 

melbicmalunixlickule
((prettytype-oflittle)type-ofgirl)type-ofschool

school for girls who are beautifully small


Example 5.133. 

melbijecmalunixlickule
((prettyandlittle)type-ofgirl)type-ofschool

school for girls who are beautiful and small


Example 5.134. 

melbibocmalujenixlickule
((prettytype-oflittle)andgirl)type-ofschool

school for girls and for beautifully small things


Example 5.135. 

kemelbicmalunixlike'ejeckule
((prettytype-oflittle)type-ofgirl)andschool

thing which is a school and a beautifully small girl


Example 5.136. 

melbijecmalujenixlickule
((prettyandlittle)andgirl)type-ofschool

school for things which are beautiful, small, and girls

Note: same as Example 5.152


Example 5.137. 

melbibocmalujenixlijeckule
((prettytype-oflittle)andgirl)andschool

thing which is beautifully small, a school, and a girl

Note: same as Example 5.145


Example 5.138. 

kemelbijecmalunixlike'ejeckule
((prettyandlittle)type-ofgirl)andschool

thing which is a school and a girl who is both beautiful and small


Example 5.139. 

melbijecmalujenixlijeckule
((prettyandlittle)andgirl)andschool

thing which is beautiful, small, a girl, and a school


Example 5.140. 

melbicmalunixlibockule
(prettytype-oflittle)type-of(girltype-ofschool)

girls' school which is beautifully small


Example 5.141. 

melbijecmalunixlibockule
(prettyandlittle)type-of(girltype-ofschool)

girls' school which is beautiful and small


Example 5.142. 

melbicmalunixlijeckule
(prettytype-oflittle)type-of(girlandschool)

something which is a girl and a school which is beautifully small


Example 5.143. 

melbibocmalujenixlibockule
(prettytype-oflittle)and(girltype-ofschool)

something which is beautifully small and a girls' school


Example 5.144. 

melbijecmalunixlijeckule
(prettyandlittle)type-of(girlandschool)

a pretty and little type of thing which is both a girl and a school


Example 5.145. 

melbibocmalujenixlijebockule
(prettytype-oflittle)and(girlandschool)

thing which is beautifully small, a school, and a girl


Note: same as Example 5.137

Example 5.146. 

melbijebocmalujenixlibockule
(prettyandlittle)and(girltype-ofschool)

thing which is beautiful and small and a girl's school


Note: same as Example 5.161

Example 5.147. 

melbijebocmalujenixlijebockule
(prettyandlittle)and(girlandschool)

thing which is beautiful, small, a girl, and a school


Example 5.148. 

melbicmalubonixlickule
(prettytype-of(littletype-ofgirl))type-ofschool

school for beautiful girls who are small


Example 5.149. 

melbicmalujenixlickule
(prettytype-of(littleandgirl))type-ofschool

school for beautiful things which are small and are girls


Example 5.150. 

melbijecmalubonixlickule
(prettyand(littletype-ofgirl))type-ofschool

school for things which are beautiful and are small girls


Example 5.151. 

kemelbicmalubonixlike'ejeckule
melbibocmalubonixlijeckule
(prettytype-of(littletype-ofgirl))andschool

thing which is a school and a small girl who is beautiful


Example 5.152. 

melbijecmalujebonixlickule
(prettyand(littleandgirl))type-ofschool

school for things which are beautiful, small, and girls


Note: same as Example 5.136

Example 5.153. 

melbijecmalubonixlijeckule
(prettyand(littletype-ofgirl))andschool

thing which is beautiful, a small girl, and a school


Note: same as Example 5.169

Example 5.154. 

kemelbicmalujenixlike'ejeckule
(prettytype-of(littleandgirl))andschool

thing which is beautifully small, a beautiful girl, and a school


Example 5.155. 

melbijecmalujebonixlijeckule
(prettyand(littleandgirl))andschool

thing which is beautiful, small, a girl, and a school


Example 5.156. 

melbicmalubonixlibockule
melbikecmalukenixlickule[ke'e][ke'e]
prettytype-of(littletype-of(girltype-ofschool))

small school for girls which is beautiful


Example 5.157. 

melbikecmalunixlijeckule[ke'e]
prettytype-of(littletype-of(girlandschool))

small thing, both a girl and a school, which is beautiful


Example 5.158. 

melbicmalujenixlibockule
prettytype-of(littleand(girltype-ofschool))

thing which is beautifully small and a girls' school that is beautiful


Example 5.159. 

melbijecmalubonixlibockule
melbijekecmalunixlibockule[ke'e]
melbijekecmalukenixlickule[ke'e][ke'e]
prettyand(littletype-of(girltype-ofschool))

thing which is beautiful and a small type of girls' school


Example 5.160. 

melbicmalujenixlijebockule
melbicmalujekenixlijeckule[ke'e]
prettytype-of(littleand(girlandschool))

thing which is beautifully small, a beautiful girl, and a beautiful school


Note: same as Example 5.168

Example 5.161. 

melbijecmalujebonixlibockule
melbijekecmalujenixlibockule[ke'e]
prettyand(littleand(girltype-ofschool))

thing which is beautiful, small and a girls' school


Note: same as Example 5.146

Example 5.162. 

melbijekecmalunixlijeckule[ke'e]
prettyand(littletype-of(girlandschool))

beautiful thing which is a small girl and a small school


Example 5.163. 

melbijebocmalujebonixlijebockule
prettyand(littleand(girlandschool))

thing which is beautiful, small, a girl, and a school


Example 5.164. 

melbikecmalunixlickule[ke'e]
prettytype-of((littletype-ofgirl)type-ofschool)

beautiful school for small girls


Example 5.165. 

melbikecmalujenixlickule[ke'e]
prettytype-of((littleandgirl)type-ofschool

beautiful school for things which are small and are girls


Example 5.166. 

melbikecmalubonixlijeckule[ke'e]
prettytype-of((littletype-ofgirl)andschool)

beautiful thing which is a small girl and a school


Example 5.167. 

melbijekecmalunixlickule[ke'e]
prettyand((littletype-ofgirl)type-ofschool)

thing which is beautiful and a school for small girls


Example 5.168. 

melbicmalujenixlijeckule
prettytype-of((littleandgirl)andschool)

thing which is beautifully small, a beautiful girl, and a beautiful school


Note: same as Example 5.160

Example 5.169. 

melbijekecmalubonixlijeckule[ke'e]
prettyand((littletype-ofgirl)andschool)

thing which is beautiful, a small girl and a school


Note: same as Example 5.153

Example 5.170. 

melbijekecmalujenixlickule[ke'e]
prettyand((littleandgirl)type-ofschool)

thing which is beautiful and is a small school and a girls' school


Example 5.171. 

melbijekecmalujenixlijeckule[ke'e]
prettyand((littleandgirl)andschool)

thing which is beautiful, small, a girl, and a school