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by jan_Lope
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Verb vs. Predicate
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

Re: Verb vs. Predicate

Her use of the terms adjective and verb in the book was probably to make it so that it's accessible to everyone, even people who haven't studied a lot of grammar. Very likely. Those who do not deal with grammar will not be able to learn a foreign language well. Anyone who talks about grammar in for...
by jan_Lope
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Verb vs. Predicate
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

Re: Verb vs. Predicate

Her use of the terms adjective and verb in the book was probably to make it so that it's accessible to everyone, even people who haven't studied a lot of grammar. jan Ne o, toki! I think most people who deal with languages know about the difference between adjective and verb. jan lape = sleep-perso...
by jan_Lope
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Verb vs. Predicate
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

Re: Verb vs. Predicate

Good observation. jan TepanNetaPelin o, toki! as I wrote, Toki Pona is different from the Chinese here. Using an adjective as a predicate has a different meaning than using a verb as a predicate. NOUN + li + ADJECTIVE ijo li pona. Something is good. NOUN + li + VERB ijo li pona. Something is fixing.
by jan_Lope
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Verb vs. Predicate
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

Re: Verb vs. Predicate

jan Ne o, toki! Many thanks for your comparison to Mandarin Chinese. But Toki Pona is different here. Sonja has defined the use of nouns adjectives as predicate. See page 20 of her book "Toki Pona - The Language of Good": NOUN + li + ADJECTIVE ijo li pona. Something is good. "pona&quo...
by jan_Lope
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Verb vs. Predicate
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

Other no-copula languages - Russian

toki! Russian is also a no-copula language like Toki Pona. However, one can recognize the word type by the endings of the words. For example I'm working. - Я работаю. I'm worker. - Я рабочий. The word root (рабо) is the same. But the ends of the words are different. The word end -таю identifies a ve...
by jan_Lope
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: About the "Toki Pona: The Simple Way Of Life" book
Replies: 21
Views: 8905

Re: About the "Toki Pona: The Simple Way Of Life" book

jan "KNTRO" o, toki! Sonja published a draft of Toki Pona in 2001. Bryant Knight (a.k.a. "Pije") published a course in 2003. Around 2004 I translated this course into German and published it, together with the English version, in printed form. In the following years I completed m...
by jan_Lope
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Compound Word Dictionary suggestion?
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Re: Compound Word Dictionary suggestion?

toki!

Maybe my dictionary is interesting for you.

https://htmlpreview.github.io/?https:// ... onary.html

pona!
by jan_Lope
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Verb vs. Predicate
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

An Intransitive Verb as Predicate

toki! As we have seen, transitive verbs and predicate nouns can be distinguished by adding words. However, predicate adjectives cannot be clearly identified. But can an intransitive verb be uniquely identified as such? Let's look at the following example: ona li kon. - kon as transitive verb: It is ...
by jan_Lope
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: The riddle-ish aspect of toki pona :D
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: The riddle-ish aspect of toki pona :D

Are you able to fluently "speak" whatever programming language you used to write it? I mean, without looking up the vocabulary (coding statements like if/then/else) and the grammar (i.e. syntax)? Side-note only about Twitter: I never have used it, and also I am not on Facebook and similar...
by jan_Lope
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: The riddle-ish aspect of toki pona :D
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: The riddle-ish aspect of toki pona :D

toki! :) Mi toki e toki pona lili. Sina toki e toki pona mute. Mi wile kama sono. toki! maybe better is: mi toki lili e toki pona. (or: mi toki lili, kepeken toki pona. ) lili is an adverb here. sina toki mute e toki pona. mi wile kama sona. The first letter in the sentence is not capitalized. BTW:...

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