Chapter 10: Imaginary Journeys: The Lojban Space/Time Tense System

27. Summary of tense selma'o

temporal direction pu = past, ca = present, ba = future ZI temporal distance zi = short, za = medium, zu = long ZEhA temporal interval ze'i = short, ze'a = medium, ze'u = long, ze'e = infinite ROI objective quantified tense flag noroi = never, paroi = once, ..., roroi = always, etc. TAhE subjective quantified tense di'i = regularly, na'o = typically, ru'i = continuously, ta'e = habitually ZAhO event contours see c10-§10
spatial direction see c10-§27 VA spatial distance vi = short, va = medium, vu = long VEhA spatial interval ve'i = short, ve'a = medium, ve'u = long, ve'e = infinite VIhA spatial dimensionality vi'i = line, vi'a = plane, vi'u = space, vi'e = space-time FEhE spatial interval modifier flag fe'enoroi = nowhere, fe'eroroi = everywhere, fe'eba'o = beyond, etc. MOhI spatial movement flag mo'i = motion; see c10-§27
set or reset sticky tense tense+“ki” = set, “ki” alone = reset CUhE tense question, reference point cu'e = asks for a tense or aspect nau = use speaker's reference point JAI tense conversion jaica = the time of, jaivi = the place of, etc.