Paradigm G: Descriptors

Form: Descriptors may be (1) simple, (2) specified (prefixed to a time or location operator), or (3) possesive (prefixed to a variable). These correspond to English (i) definite articles, (ii) demonstrative adjectives, and (iii) possesive pronouns. Only la, laa, le, lea, lee, leu, lo, and loe may be used in specified or possesive forms. In addition, the quote words li, lii, liu, and lie may be optionally suffixed with -zi for the written form of the quoted, and -za for the spoken form.
Contexts: Lao is used before foreign names, la before names, lae and lue before arguments, lau and lou before lists, lie before foreign phrases, lii before letters, lio before quantifiers, lilu around quotations, liu before words, and lua and luo after lists. All other descriptors occur in one context only: before untensed predicate expressions.
18 Simple Descriptors:
lathe one named
lethe
lothe mass of
li … luthe utterance …
laathe unique … (le)
laethe addressee of… (indirect designation)
laothe foreign name… (la)
lau … (lua)the set … (le)
leathe set of all… (le)
leean arbitrary … (le)
leuthe particular set of… (le)
lie(strong quotation mark) (li)
liithe letter/sound… (li)
liothe number …
liuthe word … (li)
loethe typical … (le)
lou … (luo)the ordered list … (le)
luea/the sign/address of … (inverse of lae)
Many Specified Descriptors:
levi this/these …
leva that/those (nearby) …
levu that/those (distant) …
lepa the-former …
lena the-present …
lefa the-future …
levina the-here-and-now …
etc.
Many Possessive Descriptors:
lemi my …
letu your …
lemu our …
leda X's / his / hers / its / their …
leba x's / someone's / something's
etc.