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by jan Nowo
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Elementary math in tp
Replies: 5
Views: 3490

Elementary math in tp

tu en tu lon tu tu. tu weka wan lon wan. tu mute tu lon tu tu. I am perplexed as to division and integration, derivation are perhaps out of scope for the language. As for basic new geometry shapes: linja wan tu = triangle linja pona tu tu = square linja pona lili tu tu = rectangle, parallelogram lin...
by jan Nowo
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Suggested New Toki Pona Idioms
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Suggested New Toki Pona Idioms

The first one is " why not ". It is quite natural to suggest: seme ala? After all, most tp vocabulary is modelled upon English. toki pona li telo e toki ante seme? In this sentence I used telo as meaning "to draw", as water is usually drawn and I think that the width and breadth ...
by jan Nowo
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: o
Replies: 13
Views: 4294

Re: o

Ok, I give this one up, considering you like my suggestion regarding oko;)

Still, I would like to know how to say order in the sense of command, and order goods.

I ordered a TV.

mi wile lipu e ilo pi sitelen tawa.

??
by jan Nowo
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: nasin lili (short forms)
Replies: 9
Views: 2425

nasin lili (short forms)

Lets us introduce short forms into toki pona. mi mute o pana e nasin lili tawa toki pona. Long form: toki Epelanto li ike tawa mi. Short form: toki Epelanto l'ike tawa mi. sina toki e seme? Also, a friend of mine used musi meaning interesting. I was thinking if sona lukin or at least musi sona would...
by jan Nowo
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: oko
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

oko

I would like to suggest another meaning for "oko", namely supervise, check etc. mi oko e oko mi. ona li pona. I checked my eye. It is all right. A beautiful symetrical sentence, isn't it. I already added vt order, command to Tokiponian-Slovak dictionary, so let us see if the usage will hol...
by jan Nowo
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: o
Replies: 13
Views: 4294

Re: o

Let us not forget that any language contains sentences that are ambiguous and only usage will tell. I mean, no one should have complete authority over language. Luckily, you do not need any democracy as far as usage is concerned, it is inherent here. Unless my contribution to this discussion is dele...
by jan Nowo
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: o
Replies: 13
Views: 4294

Re: o

If you say, mi o e jan ni. i.e. I give orders to this man. no confusion may arise. How would you apply usual function of "o" in this sentence? mi mute o tawa means let us go. Could you apply the syntax by analogy? You probably could not. With "li" it is even clearer, so maby you ...
by jan Nowo
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: o
Replies: 13
Views: 4294

Re: o

Second line should read:

jan ala li o e meli pi len ala.
by jan Nowo
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: o
Replies: 13
Views: 4294

Re: o

I added a few verses to Tao: 82. meli pi len ala li o ala. jan ala li len e meli pi len ala. meli pi len ala li jan lawa li jan ilo. meli ni li len lon ala. English translation follows just to save everyone the trouble: 82. Naked woman does not give orders. You cannot give orders to a naked woman. N...
by jan Nowo
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: (untitled poem about milk tea)
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

Re: (untitled poem about milk tea)

tenpo pini la jan Kipo toki e mi: mi moku e telo pimeja wawa.
So I do not get it why he writes poems about tea....

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