Lojban Vocabulary: things

By Xah Lee. Date:

the categorization are experimental and unfinished

dacti
x1 is a material object enduring in space-time; x1 is a thing
jubme
x1 is a table/flat solid upper surface of material x2, supported by legs/base/pedestal x3
stizu
x1 is a chair/stool/seat/bench, a piece or portion of a piece of furniture intended for sitting
nanmu
x1 is a man/men; x1 is a male humanoid person [not necessarily adult]
nanla
x1 is a boy/lad [young male person] of age x2 immature by standard x3
-n nixli
x1 is a girl [young female person] of age x2 immature by standard x3

natural, primitive dacti

abstract dacti

gacri
x1 is a cover/[lid/top] for covering/concealing/sheltering x2

concrete dacti

janbe
x1 is a bell/chime/[tuning fork] [tuned percussion instrument] producing sound/note x2
jakne
x1 is a rocket [vehicle] propelled by jet expelling x2 carrying payload x3
cartu
x1 is a chart/diagram/map of/about x2 showing formation/data-points x3
ckana
x1 is a bed/pallet of material x2 for holding/supporting x3 (person/object/event)
bradi
x1 is an enemy/opponent/adversary/foe of x2 in struggle x3
-n dacru
x1 is a drawer/file in structure x2, a [sliding compartment] container for contents x3
-n jdini
x1 is money/currency issued by x2; (adjective:) x1 is financial/monetary/pecuniary/fiscal
-n karce
x1 is a car/automobile/truck/van [a wheeled motor vehicle] for carrying x2, propelled by x3
-n jesni
x1 is a needle [pointed shape/form, not tool] of material x2
-n jetce
x1 is a jet [expelled stream] of material x2 expelled from x3
-n jgena
x1 is a knot/tangle in/between x2 (object/jo'u-objects)
-n jibri
x1 is a job/occupation/employment/vocation (a type of work regularly done for pay) of person x2
-n karli
x1 is a collar/ring/belt/band around/surrounding x2 made of material x3
-n karni
x1 is a journal/periodical/magazine/[newspaper] with content x2 published by x3 for audience x4
-n kelci
x1 [agent] plays with plaything/toy x2
-n valsi
x1 is a word meaning/causing x2 in language x3; (adjective: x1 is lexical/verbal)
-n zarci
x1 is a market/store/exchange/shop(s) selling/trading (for) x2, operated by/with participants x3
-na citri
x1 is a history of x2 according to x3 (person)/from point-of-view x3
-na zgike
x1 is music performed/produced by x2 (event)
-nn dakfu
x1 is a knife (tool) for cutting x2, with blade of material x3
-nn jemna
x1 is a gem/polished stone/pearl of type x2 from gemstone/material/source x3
-nn jgita
x1 is guitar/violin/fiddle/harp [stringed musical instrument] with actuator/plectrum/bow x2
-nn junla
x1 is clock/watch/timer measuring time units x2 to precision x3 with timing mechanism/method x4
-nn kacma
x1 is a camera/photographic equipment recording illumination type x2 images to medium x3
-nn kalci
x1 is a/the feces/excrement/dung/shit of x2 (animal/person); (adjective:) x1 is fecal (matter)
-nn vinji
x1 is an airplane/aircraft [flying vehicle] for carrying passengers/cargo x2, propelled by x3
-nn zbani
x1 is a bay in/of coast/shoreline x2
-nn zdani
x1 is a nest/house/lair/den/[home] of/for x2
ciblu
x1 is blood/vital fluid of organism x2
cifnu
x1 is an infant/baby [helpless through youth/incomplete development] of species x2

natural, weather

bratu
x1 is hail/sleet/freezing rain/solid precipitation of material/composition including x2
brife
x1 is a breeze/wind/gale from direction x2 with speed x3; x1 blows from x2
carvi
x1 rains/showers/[precipitates] to x2 from x3; x1 is precipitation [not limited to 'rain']
bumru
x1 is foggy/misty/covered by a fog/mist/vapor of liquid x2

artifacts

skami
x1 is a computer for purpose x2
burcu
x1 is a brush for purpose x2 (event) with bristles x3
bukpu
x1 is an amount of cloth/fabric of type/material x2
botpi
x1 is a bottle/jar/urn/flask/closable container for x2, made of material x3 with lid x4
boxfo
x1 is a sheet/foil/blanket [2-dimensional shape/form flexible in 3 dimensions] of material x2

abstract tangible artifacts

cilta
x1 is a thread/filament/wire [shape/form] of material x2
cabra
x1 is apparatus/mechanism/device/equipment for function x2 controlled/[triggered] by x3 (agent)
calku
x1 is a shell/husk [hard, protective covering] around x2 composed of x3

abstract, intangible artifacts

cfika
x1 is a work of fiction about plot/theme/subject x2/under convention x2 by author x3

modern, abstract, society

briju
x1 is an office/bureau/work-place of worker x2 at location x3
spita
x1 is a hospital treating patient(s) x2 for condition/injuries/disease/illness x3

some atomic, primitive, materialistic

-nn bakri
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of chalk from source x2 in form x3
-nn xinmo
x1 is a quantity of ink of color/pigment x2 used by writing device x3
bisli
x1 is a quantity of/is made of/contains ice [frozen crystal] of composition/material x2
blaci
x1 is a quantity of/is made of/contains glass of composition including x2
kliti
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of clay [moist, clammy dirt] of composition including x2
kolme
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of coal/peat/anthracite/bituminous from source x2
korka
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of cork/bark from tree/species x2; [material]
krili
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of crystal of composition x2 in form/arrangement x3
lakse
x1 is quantity of wax [substance especially soft/moldable when warm] from source x2
mapni
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of cotton [type of fabric/material]
matli
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of linen/flax [type of fabric/material]
mudri
x1 is a quantity of/is made of/contains wood/lumber from tree(s) of type/species x2
canre
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of sand/grit from source x2 of composition including x3
ckabu
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of rubber/latex from source x2 of composition including x3
ctile
x1 is a quantity of petroleum/oil from source x2
danmo
x1 is made of/contains/is a quantity of smoke/smog/air pollution from source x2
dertu
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of dirt/soil/earth/ground from source x2 of composition x3
fonmo
x1 is a quantity of foam/froth/suds of material x2, with bubbles/vacuoles of material x3
gasta
x1 is a quantity of/is made of/contains steel of composition including x2
jduli
x1 is a quantity of jelly/semisolid [texture] of material/composition including x2
jinme
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of made of metal of composition including x2
navni
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of inert gas of type x2 [neon/argon/radon/xenon]
panje
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of sponge/porous material
rokci
x1 is a quantity of/is made of/contains rock/stone of type/composition x2 from location x3
silka
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of silk produced by x2
sliri
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of sulfur/brimstone (S); [metaphor: foul odor, volcanic]
sorgu
x1 is a quantity of sorghum of species/strain x2
staku
x1 is a quantity of/contains/is made of ceramic made by x2, of composition x3, in form/shape x4
sunla
x1 is a quantity of/made from/consists of wool [tight curly hair] from animal/species/source x2
tanko
x1 is a quantity of tobacco [leaf] of species/strain x2
xruba
x1 is a quantity of buckwheat/rhubarb/sorrel grass of species/strain x2
mruli
x1 [tool] is a hammer for/hammers x2 [target] consisting of weight/head x3 propelled by x4
xotli
x1 is a hotel/inn/hostel at location x2 operated by x3

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