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by janSakewi
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: TP Solresol System
Replies: 8
Views: 4233

Re: TP Solresol System

jan Mato - there are not 14 consonants! p, t, k, m, n, w, l, j, s There are only nine. With a twelve-note system, you could use all but one vowel. And apparantly, o and u do not conflict in toki pona. That is, if you were to put a u instead of an o in any word, you would not get an actual word. Sor...
by janSakewi
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: TP Solresol System
Replies: 8
Views: 4233

Re: TP Solresol System

jan Mato - there are not 14 consonants!

p, t, k, m, n, w, l, j, s

There are only nine. With a twelve-note system, you could use all but one vowel. And apparantly, o and u do not conflict in toki pona. That is, if you were to put a u instead of an o in any word, you would not get an actual word.
by janSakewi
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Add a word for drug/medicine
Replies: 16
Views: 4989

Re: Add a word for drug/medicine

Neat! I was thinking about the IE root QIV: vivus, bios, jiva , which might be related to cita as well. But "live" and "life" still seem off on a different line. You were talking about the word "alive", right? I'm pretty sure that in PIE, to get "alive" from ...
by janSakewi
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Add a word for drug/medicine
Replies: 16
Views: 4989

Re: Add a word for drug/medicine

Neat! I was thinking about the IE root QIV: vivus, bios, jiva , which might be related to cita as well. But "live" and "life" still seem off on a different line. You were talking about the word "alive", right? I'm pretty sure that in PIE, to get "alive" from ...
by janSakewi
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: How to say jewelry
Replies: 5
Views: 1503

Re: How to say jewelry

mama tu mi li jo e esun pi kiwen suno. (shiny rocks) esun pi kiwen mani (valuable stones) esun pi namako mani (valuable accessories) esun pi namako len (clothing accessories) sike tawa luka palisa ~ ring for finger (also sike pi luka palisa, sike pi tawa luka palisa) sike tawa lawa anpa - necklace ...
by janSakewi
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Add a word for drug/medicine
Replies: 16
Views: 4989

Re: Add a word for drug/medicine

I don't think that "quick" and "live" have the same IE source (I don't see where the "l" could come from), but that "quick" means historically "alive", is 1) common knowledge from reading old stuff and 2) notes from a class in 1958-9 in IE morpholog...
by janSakewi
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: How to say jewelry
Replies: 5
Views: 1503

How to say jewelry

Hi. My parents own a jewelry store, so I was wondering how to say that they own a jewelry store.
by janSakewi
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Convert your name in toki pona!
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: Convert your name in toki pona!

So, for example, Zachary becomes Sakewi?

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