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by janU
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Speaking toki pona with a toki pona accent.
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Speaking toki pona with a toki pona accent.

The main problem with this accent is the stress pattern, which is a bit unnaturalistic. I made one that puts more thought into it and gotten it almost fully naturalistic: http://forums.tokipona.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2752 But probably the best way to get a "toki pona accent" would be ...
by janU
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Toki pona accent (polynesian).
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Toki pona accent (polynesian).

I’ve been trying to design a naturalistically flowing accent for toki pona without breaking any rules or phoneme distinctions, since strictly sticking to the IPA guidelines can sound a bit choppy and artificial. Many of toki pona’s words resemble Polynesian languages. I was originally considering us...
by janU
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: ꄲꀎ! sitelen pona text on the internet.
Replies: 0
Views: 435

ꄲꀎ! sitelen pona text on the internet.

Many Yi syllables resemble sitelen pona. There isn't a perfect match for every one, but you could find the closest matches and use them to type in toki pona. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_script#Modern_Yi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Radicals Many computers have an option to type Yi in the se...
by janU
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: 言好!Toki pona written with Han characters.
Replies: 3
Views: 15929

Re: 言好!Toki pona written with Han characters.

Thanks! I changed them, but kept 什 because "seme" was borrowed from Mandarin. Also changed tomo from 家 -> 室 because 室 means a room or house. 家 is closer to "home" or "family" than a physical building.
by janU
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Speaking toki pona with a toki pona accent.
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Speaking toki pona with a toki pona accent.

toki pona has a very simple phonology, so it's phonemes can be pronounced many ways. When I learn a language I like to try learning the accent. But there's no example of a detailed allophony for toki pona, and strictly speaking with the IPA pronunciation wouldn't be realistic. So this is my realisti...
by janU
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Ideas for Phonology. Three vowel system.
Replies: 7
Views: 3919

Re: Ideas for Phonology. Three vowel system.

Vowel frequency for when i and e are collapsed. a - 306 i - 399 u - 119 Vowel frequency for when a and e are collapsed. a - 402 i - 303 u - 119 High (i-u), mid (e-o), low(a). High - 434 Mid - 184 Low - 306 A problem with the high-mid-low type of alignment is that it might be difficult to learn at fi...
by janU
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Is "li ala li" grammatically correct?
Replies: 3
Views: 2630

Is "li ala li" grammatically correct?

It looks like the way of asking questions is similar to one way you can in Chinese.
是不是
可不可以

So is li ala li something you could say in toki pona?
by janU
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Ideas for Phonology. Three vowel system.
Replies: 7
Views: 3919

Re: Ideas for Phonology. Three vowel system.

Much of this was inspired by Inuktitut, but it sounds very different without uvulars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAwyQJ33jyo I made some improvements: /p/ = [p] ≠ [pʰ] /t/ = [t] ≠ [tʰ] /k/ = [k] ≠ [kʰ] /j/ = [j] /n/ = [n], [ŋ] /s/ = [s], [s̠] /w/ = [v] /l/ = [l̥] /m/ = [m] /u/, /o/ = [ʊ], [u], ...
by janU
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Left and Right
Replies: 14
Views: 8122

Re: Left and Right

In yin and yang, Yin means right, shade, inside, moon, female. Yang means left, brightness, outside, sun, male. Sun and moon are very common representations for yin and yang. So how about using poka mun for right and poka suno for left? Even though this is from a specific culture, what would be univ...
by janU
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: 言好!Toki pona written with Han characters.
Replies: 3
Views: 15929

言好!Toki pona written with Han characters.

The toki pona classic word list: http://tokipona.net/tp/classicwordlist.aspx included a character/Japanese hiragana for each word. I noticed that there are a couple of mistakes, as well as a few characters which I think would have made more sense. I mostly tried to stick with more historical and gen...

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