## Chapter 12: Dog House And White House: Determining lujvo Place Structures

### 8. lujvo with more than two parts.

The theory we have outlined so far is an account of lujvo with two parts. But often lujvo are made containing more than two parts. An example is “bavlamdei”, “tomorrow”: it is composed of the rafsi for “future”, “adjacent”, and “day”. How does the account we have given apply to lujvo like this?

The best way to approach such lujvo is to continue to classify them as based on binary tanru, the only difference being that the seltau or the tertau or both is itself a lujvo. So it is easiest to make sense of “bavlamdei” as having two components: “bavla'i”, “next”, and “djedi”. If we know or invent the lujvo place structure for the components, we can compose the new lujvo place structure in the usual way.

In this case, “bavla'i” is given the place structure

`✥8.1  b1=l1 is next after b2=l2`

making it a symmetrical lujvo. We combine this with “djedi”, which has the place structure:

```✥8.2  duration d1 is d2 days long (default 1)
by standard d3```

While symmetrical lujvo normally put any trailing tertau places before any seltau places, the day standard is a much less important concept than the day the tomorrow follows, in the definition of “bavlamdei”. This is an example of how the guidelines presented for selecting and ordering lujvo places are just that, not laws that must be rigidly adhered to. In this case, we choose to rank places in order of relative importance. The resulting place structure is:

```✥8.3  d1=b1=l1 is a day following b2=l2,
d2 days later (default 1) by standard d3```

Here is another example of a multi-part lujvo: “cladakyxa'i”, meaning “long-sword”, a specific type of medieval weapon. The gismu place structures are:

```✥8.4  “clani”: c1 is long in direction c2 by standard c3
“dakfu”: d1 is a knife for cutting d2
```✥8.5  xa1=d1=c1 is a long-sword for use against xa2=d2