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by janKuka
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: musi
Topic: lape pi jan utala - A prose poem
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: lape pi jan utala - A prose poem

For what it's worth, and for whatever reason, I did read it as "lying on the grass"! :-)
by janKuka
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: jan pi ma tomo Manatan
Replies: 22
Views: 2619

Re: jan pi ma tomo Manatan

jan Kipo en jan Tepan o, sina tu li kama sona kin! :-)

jan Sunlin o, tenpo suli la, mi pilin e ijo toki musi sina; taso mi ken ala sona e sona pini [answer/solution(?)] ona! ona li seme?
by janKuka
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 3272

Re: Comparisons

Never mind, I withdraw my third objection! I just thought of a couple of examples that refute the point I was making (at least in English): "There was no one in the room except Joe" is true if and only if "There was no one in the room" is false. "I never heard of him until t...
by janKuka
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 3272

Re: Comparisons

jan Tepan o, pona! I really like your solution! I suppose it doesn’t quite overcome my third objection above, but that doesn’t bother me too much. (In case you’re interested, my third objection was this: One of the initial motivations for coming up with a new way of doing comparisons in tp was that ...
by janKuka
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 3272

Re: Comparisons

Touché... And yet... And yet... I can't put my finger on why just yet, but for some reason the fact that using an "if...then" structure leads to some true statements that would be meaningless per formal logic just isn't bothering me so much here... Maybe it's because it seems to be less pr...
by janKuka
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 3272

Re: Comparisons

You make some excellent points, jan Kipo o, as usual! What about, then, if we change it up like so: B li x la, A li x mute. (or even, for emphasis: B li x la, A li x pi mute kin.) Would this go some way toward resolving the difficulty in the simple case? As for the more complex cases, while I certai...
by janKuka
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 3272

Re: Comparisons

How about connecting the two sentences with la ? A li x mute la, B li x lili. This way, we're not saying "A is very x; B is a little x" (which might each be false), but rather "If A is very x, then B is a little x," which feels (to me?) like a comparison by its very structure. Pl...
by janKuka
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: jan pi ma tomo Manatan
Replies: 22
Views: 2619

Re: jan pi ma tomo Manatan

jan Sunlin Masu o, toki! mi lon ma tomo Manatan kin ala. taso mi lon poka pi ma tomo Manatan, lon ma Lonkalan. (sina ken ala ken kama sona e nimi 'Lonkalan'? :-) sina ken ala kama sona e nimi ni la, mi pana e pona lili ni tawa sina: jan li lon ma Lonkalan la, ona li nimi 'Lonkalan' e ma ni; taso jan...
by janKuka
Thu May 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Re: indirect questions

Awesome! Thank you! :)
by janKuka
Thu May 24, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Re: indirect questions

Lon, ma for"place". "A certain" seems to be ,ni' with some clause if needed So would the following translations be correct (assuming we accept the "sama" solution for now)? "I know that they are in the same place." : "mi sona e ni: ona mute li lon lon sa...

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