Chapter 19: Putting It All Together: Notes on the Structure of Lojban Texts

15. No more to say: FAhO

The following cmavo is discussed in this section:

fa'o    FAhO    end of text

The cmavo “fa'o” (of selma'o FAhO) is the usually omitted marker for the end of a text; it can be used in computer interaction to indicate the end of input or output, or for explicitly giving up the floor during a discussion. It is outside the regular grammar, and the machine parser takes it as an unconditional signal to stop parsing unless it is quoted with “zo” or with “lo'u … le'u”. In particular, it is not used at the end of subordinate texts quoted with “lu ... li'u” or parenthesized with “to … toi”.