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by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: nasin toki pi toki pona
Replies: 91
Views: 39350

Re: nasin toki pi toki pona

toki! I updated my Toki Pona grammar — nasin toki pi toki pona . I did some clean-up and switched to English only and I put more focus on the dictionary. (Basically, the grammar section's purpose is to explain how to read the dictionary properly.) I apologize for any typos and inconsistencies. I sti...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Verb vs. Predicate
Replies: 12
Views: 3610

Re: Verb vs. Predicate

jan Ne wrote:Her use of the terms adjective and verb in the book was probably to make it so that it's accessible to everyone, even people who haven't studied a lot of grammar.


Very likely.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: How do you say/translate this word/phrase into Toki Pona?
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

Re: How do you say/translate this word/phrase into Toki Pona?

Hi all, I'm starting this thread for asking how would you say a word or a sentence in Toki Pona. I could already save some, but some other words and phrases are getting tricky in my head. For instance, a couple of hours ago, I was thinking about how one would say a known person in Toki Pona. I firs...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: "Going" questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Re: "Going" questions

2) Going under, inside, around. pipi li lon anpa kiwen. / the bug is under the rock. pipi li tawa anpa kiwen. / the bug went under the rock. (or down the rock) pipi li tawa anpa e kiwen. / the bug moved the rock down. pipi li tawa poka kiwen. / the bug went around the rock. pipi li lon poka kiwen. ...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: "Going" questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Re: "Going" questions

A beginner here trying to get my head around some things. 1) Going multiple places. I know there’s no e after tawa, so does it work like this? ona li tawa esun tawa tomo mi. toki, jan Sali o! You can say: ona li tawa esun li tawa tomo mi. And you can also say (why not?): ona li tawa esun, tawa tomo...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: About the "Toki Pona: The Simple Way Of Life" book
Replies: 21
Views: 7976

Re: About the "Toki Pona: The Simple Way Of Life" book

Hello all, Has anyone read a book titled Toki Pona: The Simple Way Of Life ? It's somehow based on the Toki Pona: The Language Of Good book, but there's a lot of strange things that don't appear in the official book. For instance, a couple of words, like these ones: monsuta = monster namako = spice...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Verb vs. Predicate
Replies: 12
Views: 3610

Re: Verb vs. Predicate

Mandarin Chinese is another example of a language that uses zero copula. And it is similar to toki pona in that it doesn’t mark whether a word is an adjective or verb etc. For example: 他很好 tā hěn hǎo “He very good” (He is good) Because the word is not marked as an adjective or a verb, most linguist...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Genesis 1 translation
Replies: 32
Views: 7828

Re: Genesis 1 translation

jan Wiko o, pona! mi lukin e sitelen sina. mi toki e ijo ona. open wan → open nanpa wan ona li tu e telo pi lon anpa sina jan pu. sina wile toki e ni: "ona li tu e telo. telo ni li lon anpa", la sina ken ala kepeken nimi "telo pi lon anpa". jan Kipo taso li ken pali e ni tan ni: ...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Genesis 1 translation
Replies: 32
Views: 7828

Re: Genesis 1 translation

toki, jan Wiko o!

I would happily make a read-through with comments when you're done. :)

mi tawa.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Genesis 1 translation
Replies: 32
Views: 7828

Re: Genesis 1 translation

God is not mentioned by Sonja but I like this simplification. Copy-pasting from the official dictionary: sewi NOUN area above, highest part, something elevated ADJECTIVE awe-inspiring, divine, sacred, supernatural So, "sewi" = "divine" nominalized is the "the divine". ...

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