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by janTepanNetaPelin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Implied Verb Prepositions
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Implied Verb Prepositions

SoweliTeloNasa wrote:
Am I understanding tawa/lon wrong and can toki be used as as preposition for 'talk about'?


You correctly understand tawa/lon, but you can't use "toki" as a preposition.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Wan - 'Alone'?
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Wan - 'Alone'?

SoweliTeloNasa wrote:Couldn't you also say mi weka : I am away/removed? Not sure if it's right, but I've seen it a few times now.

Yes.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: Three haiku by Matsuo Basho
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Three haiku by Matsuo Basho

pona mute a!

Masuo -> Masuwo (anu Matuwo?)
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 13
Views: 161

Re: Seasons

suno anpa pi tenpo jelo Or is that getting too obscure? What do you think? It is the last line of the haiku. Is it grammatically in order to have such an item as a last line, grammatically unconnected to the rest? In the original, it just works as an isolated noun phrase that states, obviously, tha...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 13
Views: 161

Re: Seasons

WasoPimeja wrote:I need to try something a little less direct, 'hints' as janKipo suggests, in order to avoid using pi within the name of the season.


What about:

- kama lete
- kama seli

?
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 13
Views: 161

Re: Seasons

toki!

I don't know of any established translations. I would try:

tenpo seli
tenpo lete

And for the seasons in between:

tenpo pi kama seli
tenpo pi kama lete
by janTepanNetaPelin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 770

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

That makes sense. Ok I think I get ' - , + now. jan Tepan o, Are there any words that take : other than nanpa, wan, tu, and proper names? :?: I know prepositions do not (so it's tomo-tawa not tomo:tawa). Is the example from Famous Quotations (pu, 80)? At least in the kindle version I have there is ...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 770

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

Oh cool! Let me know if I'm parsing these sentences into your notation correctly: ⋅ ona li tomo-tawa mi. "It is my car." ⋅ ona li tomo, tawa mi. "It is a house to me." toki! Great! Thanks for participating. It helps me testing my idea. So, in your first sente...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 770

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

When particles are used as-if modifiers, a colon is used:

toki nanpa wan
toki:nanpa:wan

Names are treated like particles in this sense:

jan Sonja
jan:Sonja
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 770

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

Prepositions and auxiliary verbs have a plus-sign (+):

ona li wile lape lon supa.
ona li wile+lape lon+supa.

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