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by Evertype
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Toki Pona and ISO 639
Replies: 6
Views: 6241

Re: Toki Pona and ISO 639

Jason wrote:Is there a way to support ISO code online? some poll or similar thing where we can invite more people?
Not really.
by Evertype
Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Can Toki Pona cope with genuinely long text?
Replies: 10
Views: 4348

Re: Can Toki Pona cope with genuinely long text?

Where can I find the Scots and the Jersey texts? The Scots has just been publshed. The Jersey is nearing completion (translator proofing before it is handed over to me to typeset). So far the Evertype collection contains Alice in Cornish, English, Esperanto, French, German, Irish, Italian, Low Germ...
by Evertype
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Can Toki Pona cope with genuinely long text?
Replies: 10
Views: 4348

Can Toki Pona cope with genuinely long text?

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has about 27,500 words in it. A concordance of the Scots Alice shows 2873 different words; the morphologically more complex Jersey French Alice has abiout 4500 different words in it. Even allowing for a many fewer than 2800 words simply because of Scots plurals and ...
by Evertype
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Case
Replies: 22
Views: 6831

Re: Case

Toki pona has a streak of primitivism in it, too, so by that measure the existence of any capitals is the odd ball, not the refined usage of capitals. Before the Romans, no one used a system of upper case/lower case. And it was hundreds of years that people got along with just upper case. Why doesn...
by Evertype
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Case
Replies: 22
Views: 6831

Re: Case

What is the advantage to Toki Pona for it to disregard the simple typographic rules of the Latin script, namely the use of sentence-initial capitalization? I don't know there are rules for latin script.[/quote]There are centuries of orthographic practice for hundreds of languages. What is the advan...
by Evertype
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Case
Replies: 22
Views: 6831

Re: Case

If I were to write my own conlang, my audience would be other people in Arlington, Virginia and I would make sure it was writable with ordinary a to z (no diacritics) and used punctuation more or less like English unless there was something seriously compelling about inventing a new punctuation sys...
by Evertype
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Case
Replies: 22
Views: 6831

Re: Case

In written toki pona, we have to rely on periods to indicate the sentence split. Here you didn't address my actual concern. Because in written Toki Pona, there's nothing to prevent a reliance on both full stops and sentence capitalization to indicate the sentence split. The rule I cited, Upper case...
by Evertype
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Case
Replies: 22
Views: 6831

Case

Evidently there is a specification Upper case letters are only used at the beginning of proper names. This rule seems to me to be very silly. What is the advantage to Toki Pona for it to disregard the simple typographic rules of the Latin script? Written case is decorative. In the spoken language th...
by Evertype
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: German textbook & new book proposal
Replies: 7
Views: 3909

Re: German textbook & new book proposal

If a new grammar book is developed, I might be interested in publishing it. I've been looking at Toki Pona on and off for some time. In addition to writing systems and linguistics, I've a particular interest in Lewis Carroll and published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in Esperanto a few years bac...
by Evertype
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Toki Pona and ISO 639
Replies: 6
Views: 6241

Toki Pona and ISO 639

In 2007 an application to the ISO 639 Registration Authority to give a language code to Toki Pona was rejected, for the following reasons: Registration Authority decision on Change Request no. 2007-011: reject requested creation of new identifier for Toki Pona In consultation with Anthony Aristar of...

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