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by jan_Lope
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Verb vs. Predicate
Replies: 2
Views: 2343

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: 352

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: 352

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:...
by jan_Lope
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: About the "Toki Pona: The Simple Way Of Life" book
Replies: 17
Views: 6286

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

The new version also contains words like monsuta = monster (among other meanings). In case not all of these words and/or meanings are included in the "Official Toki Pona Word List", is there any particular way to distinguish between those which are included and those which aren't? By that...
by jan_Lope
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: The riddle-ish aspect of toki pona :D
Replies: 8
Views: 352

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

All people are different in thinking and acting. But one should try to understand each other. Sometimes it is not easy but it is necessary.

Jeder soll nach seiner Façon selig werden.
Friedrich II., König von Preußen
by jan_Lope
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: The riddle-ish aspect of toki pona :D
Replies: 8
Views: 352

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

toki! ken la toki pona li ' pona, tawa sina. Since unambiguity is not Toki Pona's primary goal, the reader/listener is more likely to accept unclear statements than in other languages. Toki Pona is the opposite of "Beamtendeutsch". Toki Pona can be a kind of pun and stimulates the imaginat...
by jan_Lope
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: The riddle-ish aspect of toki pona :D
Replies: 8
Views: 352

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

toki! Welcome to the world of Toki Pona! It is not the goal of Toki Pona to describe complex issues. Dissertations and scientific papers will never written in Toki Pona. Lawyers, bureaucrats, theologians and politicians are be warned of the side-effect of this language. It is not he aim of Toki Pona...
by jan_Lope
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: About the "Toki Pona: The Simple Way Of Life" book
Replies: 17
Views: 6286

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

KNTRO wrote:But there's a lot more of crazy things in that book. You're gonna have fun for sure. :lol:


Unfortunately, such a statement has nothing to do with objective and concrete criticism. Unfortunately, it is not helpful.
by jan_Lope
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: About the "Toki Pona: The Simple Way Of Life" book
Replies: 17
Views: 6286

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

WTF? :?: I guess no one ever needs to say I am food in Toki Pona, despite its well known ambiguity. But there's a lot more of crazy things in that book. You're gonna have fun for sure. :lol: toki! Please see here: http://forums.tokipona.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&p=16304#p16304 I use the apostrophes...
by jan_Lope
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: About the "Toki Pona: The Simple Way Of Life" book
Replies: 17
Views: 6286

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

KNTRO wrote:The book is by jan Pije and jan Lope. You can read it and download it from here.


toki!

This is an old version. The current issue can be found here: https://jan-lope.github.io/Toki_Pona_lessons_English/

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