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by jan_Lope
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples
Replies: 52
Views: 8249

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

For example, Sonja didn't state that she's trying to be as simple as possible. At one point, she even combines two sentences with a comma (yielding a ", taso", by the way). It is preferable for me to call this simplicity "pona", which is a style, not grammar. "Keep Toki Pon...
by jan_Lope
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples
Replies: 52
Views: 8249

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

But I can't find any statement or example in the Official Book that prohibits the nesting of pi-phrases. Therefore, the comma for grouping pi-phrases seems necessary. jan Tepan o, toki. There is no example in the Official Book for nested pi-phrases. The goal of Toki Pona is simplicity. Keep Toki Po...
by jan_Lope
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples
Replies: 52
Views: 8249

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

jan Lope o, toki! Congratulations on your grammar! You have just been quoted from it on Facebook, and so I had the opportunity to take a look at it. I have an urging question: in "Several pi-Phrases for one Compound Noun" you leave out the comma in "kulupu pi kalama musi→,← pi ma Inl...
by jan_Lope
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: meli lili pi len loje
Replies: 32
Views: 743

Re: meli lili pi len loje

New version: ------------ tenpo la meli lili li lon. meli lili ni li pona tawa jan ali. nanpa lawa la meli lili li pona mute tawa mama mama meli ona. mama mama meli ona li pana e ali tawa ona. ... jan Same o, toki! mama mama meli ona = her motherly mother mama meli pi mama ona = her grandmother mel...
by jan_Lope
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: meli lili pi len loje
Replies: 32
Views: 743

Re: meli lili pi len loje

jan Lope o toki! I tried to modify the “pi sequence” without the double “pi”: ... I find that these correction are making things a lot less clearer than they were before (or maybe I'm not doing this the right way?) It's true that I've had a bad habit of nesting pi's. I want this text to be for peop...
by jan_Lope
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: meli lili pi len loje
Replies: 32
Views: 743

Re: meli lili pi len loje

meli lili li lon open pi ma pi kasi suli. ... “mama mama meli mi li lon insa pi ma pi kasi suli. ... ona li lukin e suno lon kasi e waso e kule pi ma pi kasi suli. ... ona li kalama e supa lupa pi tomo pi mama mama meli. ----- part 2 ----- ... meli lili li kama lon sinpin pi tomo pi mama mama meli ...
by jan_Lope
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: passive and active voice inside the phrases
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

Re: passive and active voice inside the phrases

I guess the topic is 15 years old, but still. How do i (or can i) mark the difference: jan moli - killer vs dead man jan pakala - torturer vs tortue victim jan kule - painter vs bodyart model jan lukin - scout vs model soweli moku - eating animal vs edible animal soweli alasa - hunter vs prey I gue...
by jan_Lope
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Another way to say colors ?
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Another way to say colors ?

This way to describe colors is used by the Pirahã. Please see - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDM8G5tuHF8 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirah%C3%A3_language - https://daneverettbooks.com/portfolio-item/dont-sleep-there-are-snakes/ In Toki Pona is this possible but I prefer to use the words for c...
by jan_Lope
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples
Replies: 52
Views: 8249

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

jan Same wrote:Your website is a gold mine!
I've learned toki pona with your lessons, and I use your dictionary all the time !
pali sina li pona mute tawa mi :)


jan Same o, toki!
pona!

If you have any suggestions for improvement, please write to me.
Many thanks.

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