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by Jethro
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: First time here. A couple questions...
Replies: 13
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Re: First time here. A couple questions...

I think I see it now: 'kasi li kasi, lon tomo' is one predicate, linked by the following 'li'. Is this correct? I was reading it as: '...kasi li kasi [end of phrase, new subject] lon tomo li lupa e lawa tomo.', which certainly seems wrong now. Thanks for all the help! I can already feel I'm going to...
by Jethro
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: First time here. A couple questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 5152

Re: First time here. A couple questions...

Thank you both! I'm glad to find my mistakes quickly. I'm surprised to be encountering elements of contention so soon. It seems I'll be missing my 'fluent in a week' target though... Thanks for the tip on capitals - I'm surprised I hadn't noticed already! You can use the transitive verb "lupa&q...
by Jethro
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: First time here. A couple questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 5152

First time here. A couple questions...

Toki! I'm trying to translate 'A long time ago, the roof of the building had fallen in, and a large tree had grown in the sacristry'. At the moment, I have this: Tenpo pini suli la lawa pi tomo li pakala. Kasi suli li kama tan tomo pi ilo sewi. Which is fine, but it doesn't suggest that the tree is ...

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