Chapter 11: Events, Qualities, Quantities, And Other Vague Words: On Lojban Abstraction
An abstractor may be replaced by two or more abstractors joined by logical or non-logical connectives. Connectives are explained in detail in Chapter 14. The connection can be expanded to one between two bridi which differ only in abstraction marker. ✥13.1 and ✥13.2 are equivalent in meaning:
✥13.1 le ka la frank. ciska cu xlali .ije le ni la frank. ciska cu xlali The quality-of Frank's writing is bad, and the quantity of Frank's writing is bad. ✥13.2 le ka je ni la frank. ciska cu xlali The quality and quantity of Frank's writing is bad.
This feature of Lojban has hardly ever been used, and nobody knows what uses it may eventually have.