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by jan Pinsen
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: ijo ante | miscellaneous | diversaj
Topic: Describing Toki Pona with the computer language Prolog and DCG
Replies: 26
Views: 4627

Re: Describing Toki Pona with the computer language Prolog and DCG

Ah, of course, I always misinterpret when multiple words are modifying a given head word. It's just left associative in toki pona; I should remember it's that simple. So "mute" and "ala" don't individually modify "wile" (that would be a tricky tree structure anyway); fi...
by jan Pinsen
Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: ijo ante | miscellaneous | diversaj
Topic: Describing Toki Pona with the computer language Prolog and DCG
Replies: 26
Views: 4627

Re: Describing Toki Pona with the computer language Prolog and DCG

I think jan Kipo is correct. That said, I do wonder about the interpretation of the sentence "sina wile ala mute moku?" even if a question like that is allowed. Since there's no "pi" between "wile" and "ala mute", "ala" and "mute" would app...
by jan Pinsen
Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: tenpo pini lili la mi open e ni: mi kama sona e toki pona
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: tenpo pini lili la mi open e ni: mi kama sona e toki pona

I don't think OP mentioned Esperanto; I was just saying, or, well, trying to say, how I evangelized tp to my mother, who liked it but thought it was very difficult, and she thought Esperanto was easy. (In other words, I was using another sense of "pona". See my included English translation...
by jan Pinsen
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: tenpo pini lili la mi open e ni: mi kama sona e toki pona
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: tenpo pini lili la mi open e ni: mi kama sona e toki pona

Ah, right, I remember now, about prepositional phrases after the direct object. I actually started out doing that, finding it a very pleasant construction (kind of remembering the 'ni' that introduces another phrase/proposition during an intervening phrase), but I guess that's something I forgot. Th...
by jan Pinsen
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: tenpo pini lili la mi open e ni: mi kama sona e toki pona
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: tenpo pini lili la mi open e ni: mi kama sona e toki pona

toki! kama pona e toki pona. I think the subject is correct, but you can more easily just say "mi open kama sona e toki pona". mi jan Pinsen, li lon ma Netelan. tenpo ni la, mi toki kepeken toki pona pi mute ala tan ni: mi kama sona e toki Epelanto. taso, toki pona li pona tawa mi kin. I a...
by jan Pinsen
Wed May 06, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Question about Qestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Question about Qestions

Thanks for pointing out the simple "ala" response, janKipo; I forgot about that. As for that last bit you mentioned, I was wondering about that as well. I think it should be allowed, as it's quite an elegant and simple way to ask such questions, making it immediately clear which aspect of ...
by jan Pinsen
Wed May 06, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Question about Qestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Question about Qestions

You're welcome! :D
by jan Pinsen
Wed May 06, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Question about Qestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Question about Qestions

The same way, I would think. I might respond as "pona ala" rather than "ala pona" if it was the negative response, though. In fact, I might do that with the "X ala X" type questions as well, although I have wondered about that before.
by jan Pinsen
Wed May 06, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Question about Qestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Question about Qestions

No real reason, I think. If you want to just use that form, feel free to do so. I guess in some cases, "anu seme" is less specific, as you might not be entirely clear what aspect of the sentence you're asking the question about. For example, "sina wile ala wile toki?" = do you wa...
by jan Pinsen
Wed May 06, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Question about Qestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Question about Qestions

Certainly I wouldn't go with the first option. One could argue in favor of the second, I think, but personally I would use the last option, "sina kama ala kama sona e toki pona." If you're unsure, an alternative approach is to just use "anu seme?", like in: "sina kama sona e...

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