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by jan_Lope
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Verb vs. Predicate
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Verb vs. Predicate

The static verb "to be" does not exist in Toki Pona. Therefore not only verbs but also nouns and adjectives can be used as a predicate. So without the static verb "to be" declarative sentences without a verb are possible in Toki Pona. In the official Toki Pona book Sonja forms de...
by jan_Lope
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: When is a predicate is only formed by an adjective?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

When is a predicate is only formed by an adjective?

Does anyone know a possibility in Toki Pona that a predicate is clearly only formed by an adjective? By this I mean that the predicate in this case cannot be a verb or noun. For example: ona li pona. This sentence has three possible grammatical variants and thus at least three possible statements. -...
by jan_Lope
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 722

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

toki! For didactical purposes, specifically in order to illustrate Toki Pona sentence structures, I'm using the following punctuation: https://github.com/stefichjo/toki-pona/blob/master/nasin-toki.md#sitelen-musi-pi-poka-nimi If you would like your sentence to be analyzed, please post it in this th...
by jan_Lope
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 722

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

janTepanNetaPelin wrote:In many cases, the official book eliminates commas (between li-phrases, e-phrases), but not always. For clarity, I keep them in the didactical punctuation.

ona li lili li lete.
ona li lili, li lete.


toki!

What's that good for?
by jan_Lope
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: musi
Topic: toki pona translations for a novel!
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: toki pona translations for a novel!

toki! lipu sin ni li lon. ni li sitelen, lon ni: tomo tawa mun li kama, tan sewi. jan pi mun ante li toki, kepeken toki pona. taso toki pi lipu ni li ' toki Tosi. https://www.amazon.de/Kleiner-Besuch-Tom-Bleek/dp/1980231451/ref=zg_bs_5452879031_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=DRYEKRW0BM22RWQH5...
by jan_Lope
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: jan pi ma tomo Manatan
Replies: 22
Views: 1342

Re: jan pi ma tomo Manatan

janKuka wrote:jan Sunlin o, tenpo suli la, mi pilin e ijo toki musi sina; taso mi ken ala sona e sona pini [answer/solution(?)] ona! ona li seme?


toki!

Why do you use a semicolon?
by jan_Lope
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 1994

Re: Comparisons

janKuka wrote:How about connecting the two sentences with la?

A li x mute la, B li x lili.


toki!

Note that a conditional phrase is formed with "la".
IF A li x mute THEN B li x lili.

BTW: Before or after "la" is no comma nessesary.
by jan_Lope
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 1994

Re: Comparisons

SoweliNasa wrote:How about X defeats Y?

lipu li anpa e kiwen.


toki!

"anpa" is a transitive verb here. "The book defeats the stone." This is an action statement and not a comparison.
by jan_Lope
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 1994

Re: Comparisons

You have more money than I have. ("Your money is more than mine.") mani sina li mute lon poka pi mani mi. mani sina li mute mani mi. toki! In the first sentence "mute" can only be a predicate noun (amount, quantity) or a predicate adjective (many, very, much, several, a lot, abu...
by jan_Lope
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 1994

Re: Comparisons

janTepanNetaPelin wrote:"jan li suli mute, mani li suli lili."


toki!

Commas are not used at the end of a sentence.
"jan li suli mute. mani li suli lili."

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