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by janKipo
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki!
Replies: 11
Views: 100

Re: toki!

ike la jan Lope li kepeken pu lon tempo lili kin. toki pu li pona tawa ona la on a li kepeken pu. (I suspect he objects to 'kepeken pu' in place of 'kepeken e pu', as well. I object to 'pu' as a tp noun for the book, rather than a intransitive verb.)
by janKipo
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: sona pona
Topic: moku
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: moku

'mi nimi 'Sasin' e mi/sama'. Sorry the name has such a disastrous effect on your memory.
by janKipo
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki!
Replies: 11
Views: 100

Re: toki!

Note, the hyper orthodox (but innovative) Lope, does not recognize that 'sama' is a preposition, even though it is in pu. Or maybe he doesn't allow non sentential 'la' phrases.
by janKipo
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: ijo ante | miscellaneous | diversaj
Topic: anu? and ala
Replies: 0
Views: 8

anu? and ala

'anu' is both a conjunction, "or", and interrogative "which of?" The difference in print is the presence or absence of a question mark at the end (what it is in speech is unclear). As an interrogative, it frames choice questions 'x anu y?'. It is usually said that there are two p...
by janKipo
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: sona pona
Topic: moku
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: moku

a, jan Josuwa o, tan seme la sina kama jo e nimi 'Sasin'?
by janKipo
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: tan e nanpa pi toki pona
Replies: 19
Views: 1339

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Hmmm! Why 15 rather than 555? Presumably any acceptable system that can handle this problem says something like Luka Luka Luka' (Oh! palm to forehead!). I assume that it will be clear in context what system is in use or even have optional order-of-magnitude fillers "five hundred and fifty and f...
by janKipo
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: jan nasa li wile ante e toki pona
Topic: tan e nanpa pi toki pona
Replies: 19
Views: 1339

Re: tan e nanpa pi toki pona

Yes, it has been thought of before and has generated no enthusiasm. As I have said before, the community is about equally split between those who think the large numbers are an abomination and those who think tp needs a decimal system. Systems other than decimal are out because the require relearnin...
by janKipo
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: ijo ante | miscellaneous | diversaj
Topic: A Tool for Spelling, Grammar Check and Ambiguity Check of Toki Pona Sentences
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: A Tool for Spelling, Grammar Check and Ambiguity Check of Toki Pona Sentences

I kinda wish I could remember what it was that I did that was rude or spammy. The worst I can remember is disagreeing about the formulation of the 'pi' rule and suggesting that several other things in his grammar were somewhat outdated by community standards. I suppose now I should add my objection ...
by janKipo
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: ante toki
Topic: Green Eggs and Ham
Replies: 5
Views: 4999

Re: Green Eggs and Ham

Well, translating or paraphrasing a nonsense work like this is an inherently impossible task. You may get nonsense, of course, but it will likely be a different ( and probably less funny) nonsense.Way too much depends on the sounds, for one very important thing.In this case, of course, a lot also de...
by janKipo
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki!
Replies: 11
Views: 100

Re: toki!

The optional commas before prepositional phrases are obligatory in Lope's grammar. Overkill, but maybe better than omitting them when they help (maybe not, too, since they break the flow of reading).

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