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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: 249

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about the formulation of the 'pi' rule and suggesting that several other things in his grammar were somewhat outdated by community standards.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: 4974

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: 3
Views: 41

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).
by janKipo
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: sin pi toki pona
Topic: I'm updating my Toki Pona lessons and I'm looking for good text examples
Replies: 57
Views: 11283

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

Any revision is welcome if it moves toward the community standard, but I fear Lope,s won't. I'm particularly worried about "the missing "be"", since tp has no ,"be" to be missing.
by janKipo
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: jan pi toki pona
Topic: toki!
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: toki!

jan Makuwe o, kama pona tawa toki pona
sina pakala ala. taso toki pona la nimi pi lipu pi jan Sonja li nimi'pu' ala. mi mute
li kepeken nimi ni lon toki Inli taso.
by janKipo
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: ante toki
Topic: Green Eggs and Ham
Replies: 5
Views: 4974

Re: Green Eggs and Ham

Well, I suppose that 'soweli jaki' will do for "pig", though it is a little unfair to pigs (but ties in with a popular view). On the other hand, 'kili' just seems wrong as a general word for "food". I suppose such a usage could develop, but it hasn't and I don't see any reason wh...
by janKipo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Ense en jan Kete
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: jan Ense en jan Kete

1. "in the earth interior of a tree" = 'lon insa ma pi kasi suli'. Not sure what it means, but that is what the tp says. The "two-word rule" includes 'pi' and what follows it as the second word(s). 2. Adding 'mute' is just automatic "plural", but in a lot of cases (coup...
by janKipo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

Yes; I think that is the way I am tending.
by janKipo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: kalama musi pi tenpo pimeja pi jan tawa

Very nice. I've started fretting about those temporal 'la' phrases and so, when I see 'tempo lili la' I worry about whether it means "in a little while, soon" or "for a little while" and then what would the other one be. I have a question mark by it, hoping to get back there some...
by janKipo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: kama sona toki
Topic: jan Ense en jan Kete
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: jan Ense en jan Kete

I've made a few changes for grammar and a couple for sense (there are still a lot of problems with 'tempo... la' and I am trying for some consistency.). The remaining question is about "show x to y" which, I know, the old word list gives as 'lukin e x tawa y', but which doesn't make any se...

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