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Lojban

Pronunciation

Cmavo

cu

  1. Indicates that the next word or phrase functions as a selbri.

Usage notes

cu is necessary because any two gismu or lujvo (as well as the cmavo mo), when placed directly in sequence, form a tanru, a phrase with a single meaning. Thus, cu is necessary to divide the selbri from certain preceding words. When the word immediately preceding the selbri is one which cannot be part of a tanru, such as a pro-sumti or a cmevla cu can be omitted. For instance, ".i lo prenu cu melbi" is a statement which requires the use of cu, but ".i do melbi", ".i la .meilis. melbi", and ".i melbi" do not. cu can likewise be omitted when there is no word preceding the selbri; i.e., the selbri is the first word of the utterance. However, the inclusion of cu before a selbri is never incorrect, even when unnecessary.

The use of cu allows for the elision of many types of grammatical terminators, specifically those which terminate elements which cannot contain a selbri. For instance, using cu makes it unnecessary to use ku, which marks the end of a sumti, because a sumti must always end where the selbri begins.


Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

cu

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, , , , or .

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Neapolitan

Preposition

cu

  1. with

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *kōuz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷōus.

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian , Old Saxon (Dutch koe), Old High German kuo (German Kuh), Old Norse kýr (Swedish ko).

Indo-European cognates: Avestan gāu-, Ancient Greek βοῦς (bous), Latin bos, Armenian կով, Russian говядо, Latvian gùovs, Old Irish , Tocharian A ko.

Pronunciation

Noun

f.

  1. cow
    An cu wearþ gebroht to ðam temple. A cow was brought to the temple.

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative
accusative
genitive cūe, cūs cūa, cūna
dative cūum


Descendants


Portuguese

Noun

cu m.

  1. ass (buttocks)


This Portuguese entry was created from the translations listed at ass. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see cu in the Portuguese Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008


Romanian

Etymology

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Preposition

cu (+accusative)

  1. with
    vreau vin cu tine - I want to come with you.

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