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by jan_Lope
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples
Replies: 61
Views: 14899

Re: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples

lesson update: - predicate vs. verb - predicate noun, predicate adjective. But this noun or adjective does not become a verb. - An empty verb slot cannot, however, form a verb phrase on its own. A noun or adjective must follow. - possessive pronouns https://jan-lope.github.io/Toki_Pona_lessons_Engli...
by jan_Lope
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 831

Re: la phrases

jan Alanto o, toki! thanks for your ideas. The ambiguity may be a strong argument for you, pona! but for me the noun reading is almost completely nonsensical, so ruled out most of the time (maybe even all the time). Please see here: http://forums.tokipona.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2659#p15705 I ca...
by jan_Lope
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 831

Re: la phrases

jan Alanto o, toki! Thank you for your comments These statements are in accordance with pu but not Pije: A preposition starts a prepositional object. A prepositional object is an optional part of a verb phrase and can be at the end of a verb phrase (after optional [in]direct objects) or it can be be...
by jan_Lope
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?

toki!

what do you think: "Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?"
by jan_Lope
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 831

Re: la phrases

jan Alanto, o toki! I think we agree in more stuff than I expected. ni li pona, tawa mi! There isn't so much effort to be put on just putting a preposition on another position, without even changing its meaning. Just put it there. End. You cannot place a preposition anywhere in the sentence. Please ...
by jan_Lope
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 831

Re: la phrases

toki! In the forums jan Lope says that Sonja confirmed to him via email that "ona li mama ala mama?" on page 32 of pu has a wrong translation: jan TepanNetaPelin o, toki! I looked at Sonja's e-mail again. She wrote (28 Oct 2015): "Those are some interesting ideas! Too late for me to ...
by jan_Lope
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 831

Re: la phrases

jan Alanto o, toki! Sonja confirmed me the translation error of "ona li mama ala mama?". As I wrote in my lessons yes/no-questions with "ala" doesn't work with the "missing be", because you can't write "ona li ' ala ' mama?" for example. But this is not the to...
by jan_Lope
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 831

Re: la phrases

jan Alanto o, toki! Many thanks for your comments. Sonja wrote that adjectives can modify verbs (pu page 28). I can't agree with that. Adverbs can modify verbs. As I wrote I try to use general grammar terms. jan Pije used the term adverb too. The translation of the sentence "ona li mama ala mam...
by jan_Lope
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 831

Re: la phrases

jan TepanNetaPelin o, toki! Besides, any remarks on the fact that Sonja uses prepositions at the beginning of la-phrases? I've started my lesson based on jan Pije's lessons ( http://tokipona.net/tp/janpije/index.php ) and improved my lessons. Sonja published her book later. I try to fit my lessons t...

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