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...use it is called the "generic article":
La pacienco estas lauxdinda, patience is praiseworthy. La vivo surtera estas nur parto de la vivo cxiama, life on earth is merely a part of the life eternal. La viro estas pli forta ol la virino, man is stronger than woman.
[Footnote: Cf. French "La patience est amere, mais son fruit est doux, patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet", German "Das Leben ist kurtz, life is short", Italian "La speranza e il pan de miseri,Hope is the poor man's bread., Spanish "Las riquezas son bagajes de la fortuna, riches are the baggage of fortune", etc. In English the generic article (as in "the life eternal" above) may often be replaced by omission of both "a" and "the."]
THE SUFFIX "-EC-".
202. The suffix "-ec-" is used to form words indicating the "abstract quality" of that which is expressed in the root, or formation, to which it is attached:
amikeco = friendship. fleksebleco = flexibility. ... Thales of Miletus
I'm male, single
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