||Descriptors may be (1) simple, (2) specified
(prefixed to a time or location operator), or (3)
possessive (prefixed to a variable). These correspond
to English (i) definite articles, (ii) demonstrative
adjectives, and (iii) possessive pronouns. Only
may be used in specified or
In addition, the quote words
lie may be optionally suffixed with
-zi for the written form of the quoted, and
-za for the spoken form.
||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,
li…lu around quotations,
liu before words,
lua and luo after lists.
All other descriptors occur in one
context only: before untensed predicate expressions.