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by janKipo
Fri May 25, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: indirect questions

Nice list of sentences, but it is not always clear how they related to the “indirect question” issue, since some don’t eem to be related at all and others clearly take one side or the other of the ‘sona’ problem (mainly the object, rather than the identity). I also am not sure how legitimate ‘ona li...
by janKipo
Thu May 24, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: indirect questions

I probably would arrange the pieces differently, but basically, yes. If we accept ‘sama’ mi sona e ni. ona li lon sama (I don’t see the need to repeat here) ona li tawa lon/ma ni. ona li awen (or something else meaning “fixed, unmoving” -- doing it logically is just outside tp’s possibilities) jan a...
by janKipo
Thu May 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: indirect questions

Lon, ma for"place". "A certain" seems to be ,ni' with some clause if needed
by janKipo
Thu May 24, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: indirect questions

Yes, it is tempting, since it seems to solve all problems. On the othr hand, it is rather artificial and abstract for a toki ona solution. I’ll keeping hoping for something better -- or several things for different problems.
by janKipo
Tue May 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona

I like the idea of “flat” for “thin” but would assume that was ‘supa’, not ‘lupa’ “hole”. Otherwise these look nice. As I said, we have lots of ways to do these things.
by janKipo
Tue May 22, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: indirect questions
Replies: 10
Views: 125

indirect questions

The first thing about indirect questions is that they are not questions, either in English or in toki pona. Two things make them feel like questions: 1) interrogative pronouns look exactly like relative pronouns in English (and most I-E languages since PIE) and 2) the answer to a question is often (...
by janKipo
Mon May 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona

mije ni li lili sijelo li sike e suno lon tenpo mute.
meli ni li suli sinpin li lili sijelo.
jan ni li lili sinpin li suli sijelo.
en nasin ante mute. ni li pona sona mute. (anu ‘pona mute sona’?)
by janKipo
Mon May 21, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona

mije ni li lili sijelo li sike e suno lon tenpo mute.
meli ni li suli sinpin li lili sijelo.
en nasin ante mute. ni li pona sona mute. (anu ‘pona mute sona’?)
by janKipo
Mon May 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: wile sona wan lili tan jan sin pi toki pona

lon la nimi ‘suli’ li sona e nimi Inli "mature. sama la nimi ‘lili' li sona e nimi Inli "juvenile, immature”. ante la nimi ‘pi (tenpo) sike mute’ li sona e nimi Inli “old”. nimi ‘pi sike lili’ li sona e nimi Inli “young”. mi mute li jo e nimi mute tawa sona ni.
by janKipo
Wed May 16, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: musi
Topic: lipu jan pi jan Mose
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: lipu jan pi jan Mose

open la kama pona tawa toki pona. o awen sitelen. o lukin e FAQ lon tpnimi.blogspot.com. The human site of Moses The time was a time of internal division of USA"(needs a ‘pi’ and probably a ‘ma’ before 'Ma Wan’. The country is just ‘Mewika’, the continent is ‘Amelika’) "The child, Apika, i...

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