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by rdmiller3
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: Dialogue between Tony and Sonja
Replies: 6
Views: 4974

Re: Dialogue between Tony and Sonja

a a a a!
jan Sonja li nasa.
"o pana e sona pi toki pona tawa mi."
a a a a!
by rdmiller3
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Toki Pona Flash Cards Game
Replies: 14
Views: 4707

Re: Toki Pona Flash Cards Game

Milk is a kind of white liquid, but pulling someone's leg is not fooling him. I'm saying that defining "telo walo" as "milk" is just as far from the meaning of the Toki Pona words. Even at its most specific, "telo walo" still only means "white liquid". It cou...
by rdmiller3
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Toki Pona Flash Cards Game
Replies: 14
Views: 4707

Re: Toki Pona Flash Cards Game

What I'm saying is not the same as just aggressively dropping modifiers. I'm saying that using idioms is "ike". Idioms are arbitrary. They add complexity to a language. How can a language be called "simple" if it has 20 times more idioms than it has words?!? In my opinion, "...
by rdmiller3
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Toki Pona Flash Cards Game
Replies: 14
Views: 4707

Re: Toki Pona Flash Cards Game

Next we just need to add the 1000-2000 two and three word phrases that require memorization, from "telo nasa" to "kin la". ni li ike mute. toki pona li ala ni. You're kidding, I hope. Otherwise, you're missing the first feature of Toki Pona: a small vocabulary. Lists of multi-wo...
by rdmiller3
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: sona pona
Topic: pilin nasa
Replies: 10
Views: 5783

Re: pilin nasa

mije Wi wrote:mi lukin e ni. jan pi mani mute pi tenpo pini li jo e ilo lili li pilin pona. jan pi mani lili pi tenpo lon li jo e ilo mute li pilin ike.


I think you meant to say "ijo", not "ilo".
by rdmiller3
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: A range of possibilities
Replies: 54
Views: 25450

Re: A range of possibilities

A system which has kanji, hirigana and katakana is much more complex ("ike mute mute") than a system with only one set of kana.

I like this system:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/m ... kipona.gif
because it actually uses FEWER symbols than the latin-based Toki Pona alphabet.
by rdmiller3
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: A range of possibilities
Replies: 54
Views: 25450

Re: A range of possibilities

Actually, there is... but it was just something I was playing with. I called it "hó ni" (toki pona). I haven't messed with it in months though. Syllables were consonant-vowel, using eight consonants and five vowels with three tones. I'd have to add something else to handle the new words th...
by rdmiller3
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 19074

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

jan Kipo, In your last post you claim that "nanpa" doesn't need "pi" to create a grouping, and then you go on and interpret the example as though it were not a group. It looks as though you're contradicting yourself. What exactly are you trying to say? Please show a few straightf...
by rdmiller3
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja
Replies: 60
Views: 19074

Re: sin pi toki nanpa tan jan Sonja

but if nanpa is not in a position of noun, it is an ordinal I don't think that's quite accurate. mi kama sona e sona nanpa. (I'm learning mathematics. Shouldn't take long in Toki Pona.) Here "nanpa" is an adjective but not an ordinal. mi nanpa e meli pi pona lukin. (I'm counting beautiful...

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