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ba'oi

See also mu'ei.

mu'ei quantifies over possible worlds relevantly (in a Gricean sense) similar to the world of dei. ba'oi works like mu'ei but further restricts the range of possible worlds to those that have an identical past to that of the world of dei; i.e. worlds that are identical with dei-world up to but not necessarily beyond the occurrence of dei. The rationale for this is that a lot of our conditional thinking is based on possible futures from a common past.

ro mu'ei makes a stronger claim than ro ba'oi, while su'o ba'oi makes a stronger claim than su'o mu'ei.

ro mu'ei lo'edu'u do mi jibni kei mi do darxi
"Were you (ever) to come near me, I would hit you."
"Whenever you come near me, I would hit you."

 

ro mu'ei ku la toriz jinga fo le ba co'e
"It's impossible that the Tories could have failed to win the next election."

 

ro ba'oi lo'edu'u do mi jibni kei mi do darxi
"If you come near me, I will hit you."

 

ro ba'oi ku la toriz jinga fo le ba co'e
"Come what may, the Tories will win the next election."

 

su'o mu'ei lo'edu'u do mi jibni kei mi do darxi
"Were you (ever) to come near me, it's possible that I'd hit you."

 

su'o mu'ei ku la toriz jinga fo le ba co'e
"The Tories could have won the next election"
(NB The imperfect attempt at an English gloss is actually more suitable for:
nu'o ku la toriz jinga fo le ba co'e)

 

su'o ba'oi lo'edu'u do mi jibni kei mi do darxi
"If you ever come near me, it's possible that I'll hit you."

 

su'o ba'oi ku la toriz jinga fo le ba co'e
"The Tories could win the next election"

 
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