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by janKipo
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: ante toki
Topic: jan Ari Pota en kiwen pi jan sona
Replies: 172
Views: 11287

Re: jan Ari Pota en kiwen pi jan sona

Oops. You're right of course. I tend to use /l/, but fell into just reading and not heeding details (I'm bad on transcription anyhow). Thanks for the catch.
by janKipo
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: len pi toki pona?
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: len pi toki pona?

lon lipu Toki Pona en sitelen jo pi jan Sonja la sitelen 'toki pona' li laso pimeja pi insa jelo lon lipu pi laso walo. len ni li ante e insa tawa selo e ido ante. taso kule li awen.
by janKipo
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: len pi toki pona?
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: len pi toki pona?

sitelen ni li pona lukin. taso sitelen pi lon lipu Toki Pona li pona mute tawa mi. mi sona ala e ni: nanpa linja li suli. taso jan mute li kepeken sitelen pona li ken utala tawa ona. poka la nimi 'lipu' li tan nimi Sumi pi nimi Inli "flag" li pona mute lon nimi 'len' lon sewi. sama la nimi...
by janKipo
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: Calendar (based off Dominic's)
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Calendar (based off Dominic's)

A reasonable adaptation of Mayan and Chinese precedents, but I still prefer actual numbers.
by janKipo
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: nasin toki pi toki pona
Replies: 85
Views: 15107

Re: nasin toki pi toki pona

Well, I am not sure that changing from spatial to temporal definitions is an improvement (I find the temporal more confusing somehow), as long as they are fixed names, their content is not to significant. I do find the description around 'li' confusing, as part of my usual problem of just how to rea...
by janKipo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples
Replies: 52
Views: 8539

Re: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples

Well, there are several notions of what tp is for -- all of them rooted in Sonja's uses of it and talk about it. I'm not sure about Lope's own ideas, except that he focuses on preventing anything he considers a complexity. That doesn't work for a lot of people in the community, including some that l...
by janKipo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: meli lili pi len loje
Replies: 32
Views: 1133

Re: meli lili pi len loje

For most of your suggestions, while I agree they are safer, I think that context is enough to get us through the ambiguity. The quotes on "2017" are standard for nontpized names. The two standard transitive from nouns is another case where context is needed. one that the applicative use is...
by janKipo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples
Replies: 52
Views: 8539

Re: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples

Always nice to find something I agree with Lope about (actually, most things, but when we disagree, he gets very Prussian about them). You don't need nor want commas with 'la, li, e, en, anu' and so on. They do help a bit with 'la's, if you want some left groupings, but those are rare. Lope requires...
by janKipo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: meli lili pi len loje
Replies: 32
Views: 1133

Re: meli lili pi len loje

Commas before final PPs have been recommended and used (though sparingly) for several years to break up very common ambiguities at that point. Lope's textbook actually required them at one point (he has done a revision and I don't know how much of that is left). They should be an option, not a rule....
by janKipo
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: meli lili pi len loje
Replies: 32
Views: 1133

Re: meli lili pi len loje

Nice.
In the code versions, do make compact forms for 'mama mama' and ''meli lili pi len loje' and the other expressions that turn up in almost every line.

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