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by soweliPeka
Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: sona pona
Topic: jan mute pi ike sijelo tan telo nasa pi nimi ala
Replies: 6
Views: 5623

Re: jan mute pi ike sijelo tan telo nasa pi nimi ala

sina jan Peka.
mi soweli Peka.
ni li pona tawa mi.
by soweliPeka
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Correct my translation
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

Re: Correct my translation

'pi len ala' is a bit literal. Indeed it is. Couldn't come up with an alternative and thought the "without clothes" = "without embellishments" would be a good metaphor. What would be a good alternative? 'pi selo ala'? Just dropping it altogether? No suggestions. tp doesn't yet h...
by soweliPeka
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: mi sona ala
Replies: 6
Views: 2320

Re: mi sona ala

pu has been less unifying than might have been hoped. It is useful to note that jan Sonja says explicitly that it is (just) how she uses tp. Since she started the language, her usage deserves respect. But she was absent from the community for large parts of a decade and has not acquainted herself w...
by soweliPeka
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: mi sona ala
Replies: 6
Views: 2320

mi sona ala

Firstly, YAY FORUMS YOU LIVE! So, a couple of questions. I don't have the official toki pona book, but was reading the preface on Amazon. sina pu a! You're holding the toki pona book! What the french toast does 'pu' mean? To consult the official toki pona book? To have the official toki pona book? E...
by soweliPeka
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: 'ale' and 'ali'
Replies: 6
Views: 5482

Re: 'ale' and 'ali'

I could get all philisophical and say how defining nothing makes it into something, and thereby it would be covered by 'ali' but then we'd have to talk about getting rid of 'ala'. :)

But, yeah, I think the nothing you are describing would still be covered by 'ali'.
by soweliPeka
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: o
Replies: 13
Views: 4363

Re: o

'o' really isn't too hard. Anything in front of the 'o' in a sentence is what or who you are addressing. Anything after an o is a command or request. So, 'jan Tomini o.' would mean 'Hey Tomini, I'm talking to you'. or something like that. 'o pini!' would mean 'Stop!' or 'o toki tawa mi.' would mean ...
by soweliPeka
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: 'ale' and 'ali'
Replies: 6
Views: 5482

Re: 'ale' and 'ali'

mi pilin e ni: nimi 'ali' li pona. taso mi wile weka e nimi 'ale'. I think I get where you are going with the infinity thing, but if I do get where your coming from then that IS covered by ali. I'm with jan Kipo. I'd rather just do away with 'ale' altogether. The only reason that it is still taught ...
by soweliPeka
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: lipu mute pi jan lili
Replies: 15
Views: 5590

Re: lipu mute pi jan lili

Interesting. Well, sounds good. Thanks for the advice and help, all!
by soweliPeka
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: lipu mute pi jan lili
Replies: 15
Views: 5590

Re: lipu mute pi jan lili

I did some more digging for the usage of 'tawa' as 'for', and while every toki pona dictionary says it can be used for 'for', it's never really described as to which 'for' it can be. My usage may have been improper. Maybe a more experienced speaker can shed some light? I was using it as a prepositio...
by soweliPeka
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: toki musi pi jan William Wordsworth!
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

Re: toki musi pi jan William Wordsworth!

ni li pona tawa mi! mi wile e ni: sina pana e toki musi ante.

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