Chapter 7: Brevity Is The Soul Of Language: Pro-sumti And Pro-bridi
11. Abstraction focus pro-sumti: “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 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:
✥11.1 le ka ce'u gleki the property-of (X being-happy) the property of being happy happiness
✥11.2 le ka gleki ce'u the property-of (being-happy about-X) the property of being that which someone is happy about