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