Loyal as one pleases

A pretty word and an awesomely constructed word today!

The pretty word is “lojali”:

  • Meaning: “to be loyal”, from “lojala” meaning “loyal, faithful”.
  • Pronunciation: loy-AL-ee
  • IPA: loj’ali

Don’t you think it looks quite interesting having the tall stalks of the “l”s equally spaced either side of the low tail of the “j”? That plus its very short, snappy syllables finishing on a subtle “i”, makes for a pretty word indeed!

The awesomely constructed word is “laŭplaĉe”:

  • Meaning: “as one pleases” from “laŭ” meaning “according to, along, by”, and “plaĉe” meaning “pleasingly, in a pleasing way”. So “laŭplaĉe” is like “according to a pleasing manner, how one pleases”.
  • Example: vi povas elekti laŭplaĉe = you can choose as you please
  • Pronunciation: lau-PLA-che
  • IPA: law’platʃe

Such simple roots smooshed together to create a versatile word. In English, to express the same idea we have to change the words a bit in different circumstances, notice how “as one pleases” must became “as you please” in the example sentence. But “laŭplaĉe” will always mean that the subject of an action is doing said action according to how they please. Mojosa.

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6 thoughts on “Loyal as one pleases

  1. Amas la vorton “lau” si mem mi! Ghi mia prepozicio plej shatata estas, char ghi estas tre uzebla. Kvankam ghi ne estas tiel utila kiel “de”, ghi ankorau shajnas bona.

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