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by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions
Replies: 14
Views: 91

Re: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions

toki, janTepanNetaPelin o! You can call me "Tepan" if you like. :) (I can't change my user name.) Just ordered the book! Cool! :) I'll study a bit on your site while waiting. Questions and feedback are welcome. I don't know about you, but I find it very interesting, and good, that there a...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions
Replies: 14
Views: 91

Re: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions

toki, jan Waso Pimeja o! Ah, ok, I didn't know that. I thought it could be used both as a noun and a verb. Many think (and do!) so. Plus, "pu" is also (incorrectly) used in order to express "correct", "according to the official book", because in English conversations yo...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions
Replies: 14
Views: 91

Re: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions

toki! Thanks a lot for this solid and detailed answer! I know about the book ('pu', right?), and I will order a copy shortly. So far I have been using http://tokipona.net/tp/janpije/okamasona.php and http://tokipona.info and other online resources about tp in English and Esperanto. I see your point...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions
Replies: 14
Views: 91

Re: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions

toki, jan Waso Pimeja o! I was unsure if something like 'ante la tenpo pini la...' would be appropriate? It would have been, yes. I'll stick with 'kin' for the time being at least, and 'ali' rather than 'ale', to reduce the chances of me mixing it with 'ala'. As long as you don't pronounce it "...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions
Replies: 14
Views: 91

Re: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions

- Is it clear that 'ona' refers to the preceding 'ni'? P.S.: Sorry, I misread. So, you meant to refer to the utterance 'o lukin! ni li sin a' with "ona". It didn't work with me. The statement that everthing has already come and gone didn't seem so likely to be compared to nobody's utteran...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions
Replies: 14
Views: 91

Re: Ecclesiastes 1.10 + newbie questions

ala li sin lon anpa suno. jan ala li ken toki e ni: 'o lukin! ni li sin a.' ante la, ona li kama li tawa weka kin lon tenpo pini. toki, jan Waso Pimeja o! Excellent choice of sentence and a very good translation already. :) It makes sense to use "ante la" for "on the contrary", ...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Implied Verb Prepositions
Replies: 8
Views: 122

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: 249

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: 53

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: 188

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...

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