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by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?

What would preposition "sewi" mean? "poka" exists because we want to have "with", one of the more basic prepositions present in almost all languages (if not all), it was chosen to reduce word count, since it would have been "kan". There is no preposition that...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: Adverb glyph question
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Adverb glyph question

jan waso lape wrote:Reminds me of Esperanto a bit - emphasis in the order. So "jan lili jaki" would be a child who also happens to be messy, and "jan jaki lili" would be a messy person who also happens to be little?


Yes. (But nothing Esperanto-centric from my point of view.)
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: sitelen toki
Topic: Adverb glyph question
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Adverb glyph question

Question - the pu section on glyphs says that "a single adjective can be written inside or above the word it modifies" - does this apply to verbs and adverbs too? so for "I nibble fruit" being "mi moku lili e kili" can you write the "lili" glyph inside "...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Is "poka" a spatial noun only or can it be a preposition too?

The problem (or the solution) is that Lope still uses "poka" as a preposition, albeit with the same meaning as "lon poka (pi)". Pije, on the other side disapproves completely the usage of poka as preposition and says that "lon poka (pi)" is how you translate "with...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 830

Re: la phrases

toki! Yesterday in this post https://www.facebook.com/groups/sitelen/permalink/1499348783452835/?comment_id=1500329210021459&notif_t=group_comment&notif_id=1504325426145302 in the Toki Pona Facebook group I asked: In the forums jan Lope says that Sonja confirmed to him via email that "o...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 830

Re: la phrases

I have lost interest in following your personal toki nasa as it is willingly un-pu. Wow, that was harsh. I don't have proof that he uses un-pu grammar. He continues replying using pu rules. Maybe the way he expresses them is different, but I think there's no rule that can't be implied by it. Maybe ...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 830

Re: la phrases

jan TepanNetaPelin o, toki! Besides, any remarks on the fact that Sonja uses prepositions at the beginning of la-phrases? I've started my lesson based on jan Pije's lessons ( http://tokipona.net/tp/janpije/index.php ) and improved my lessons. Sonja published her book later. I try to fit my lessons ...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 830

Re: la phrases

But you're OK with: "at good human cause" = "because of a friend" I'm not OK with this. Why do you think that? Why? Please have a look: But a "pi" phrase is not necessary here. pona! So, you're OK with: * "tan jan pona la" = "at good human cause" (w...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 830

Re: la phrases

Besides, any remarks on the fact that Sonja uses prepositions at the beginning of la-phrases?
by janTepanNetaPelin
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: la phrases
Replies: 39
Views: 830

Re: la phrases

But a "pi" phrase is not necessary here. pona! So, you're OK with: * "tan jan pona la" = "at good human cause" (with "tan" as a noun, but without "pi") But you are not OK with: * "tan jan pona la" = "because of a friend" (with &q...

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