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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: 93

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: 93

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: 93

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: 93

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.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 93

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

When an adjective (like "kiwen" - "hard") can be used as a noun, implying "something" (like "kiwen" - "something hard"/"stone"/"metal"/...), an apostrophe can be used instead of the "missing" noun: ona li jo e kiwen. → o...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 93

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

When a word is omitted, for example "li" after "mi"/"sina", an apostrophe is used instead. sina sin. → sina ' sin. (One might argue that "pi" is omitted between a noun and an adjective: "toki (pi) pona", "toki ' pona", but modifiers come wi...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 93

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

I'm using a hiphen between noun (phrase) and modifier in the didactical punctuation.

tomo tawa
tomo-tawa

The same goes for adjective-adverb-phrases and verb-adverb-phrases.

toki pona li pona mute.
toki-pona li pona-mute.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 93

Re: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

In many cases, the official book eliminates commas (between li-phrases, e-phrases), but not always. For clarity, I keep them in the didactical punctuation.

ona li lili li lete.
ona li lili, li lete.
by janTepanNetaPelin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes
Replies: 16
Views: 93

Experimental punctuation for didactical purposes

toki! For didactical purposes, specifically in order to illustrate Toki Pona sentence structures, I'm using the following punctuation: https://github.com/stefichjo/toki-pona/blob/master/nasin-toki.md#sitelen-musi-pi-poka-nimi If you would like your sentence to be analyzed, please post it in this thr...
by janTepanNetaPelin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: Comparisons

... toki, jan Kuka o! Thanks for clarifying your third objection. I understand that it sounds awkward to describe, say, two tiny things such as microbes and say that one of them is "big". The official book has this sentence, though (as far as I can remember): "jan li suli mute, mani ...

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